The Fixx will be performing their Reach The Beach album in its entirety plus other hits.
The Fixx has been often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. The style and substance of the band has always created a special connection with its audience. The Fixx's themes are often complex, introspective and thought-provoking and it's also been mass appeal with three #1 hits, five in the Top 5, a dozen reaching the Top 10 and millions of albums sold worldwide.
Instantly recognizable, The Fixx sound is unmistakably unique and stands out among the thousands of artists filling the airwaves. Songs such as "One Thing Leads To Another","Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" remain everyday staples on the playlists of the rock, Hot AC and alternative radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired by the era that The Fixx helped to define.
It is rare for an audience to experience a band that has continued to thrive for twenty-five years. The Fixx were, and still are- Cy Curnin on vocals, Rupert Greenall on keyboards, Jamie West-Oram on guitar, Adam Woods on drums, and recently reacquired bassist Dan K. Brown, who returns after spending a decade with The Fixx, during the height of it's popularity.
The Fixx began their career over three decades ago with MCA Records and the gold selling album "Shuttered Room" which spent an entire year on the Billboard Hot 100 and spawned the hit single "Stand Or Fall". Next came 1983's ground breaking "Reach The Beach", a double-platinum selling effort which including the singles "Saved By Zero" and "One Thing Leads To Another". They also embarked on a North American tour with The Police, which earned The Fixx critical acclaim and lifelong fans for their songs and captivating performances.
A surprise hit for The Fixx on Billboard's Hot Club Play chart was "Deeper and Deeper" from the soundtrack of the 1984 film "Streets Of Fire". The band continued ahead with a string of top selling albums, "Phantoms" included "Are We Ourselves?", and "Walkabout" produced the hit single "Secret Separation".
Departing MCA for RCA Records, The Fixx release "Calm Animals" featured the single "Driven Out" which soared to the top of the charts and ended the year as the #4 most played rock song of 1989 according to Billboard magazine. Following the band's continued success, MCA released a greatest hits package which sells more than two million copies.
The 1990's represented a turning point in music and for The Fixx. The decade began with the release of "Ink" from which the single "How Much Is Enough?" climbed into the Modern Rock top ten. But then, after a decade together, with the then-burgeoning grunge scene dominating music, and with families to raise the band decided to take time apart from one another and finally pursue other interests, while letting the musical world decide where it was going.
After a hiatus, the band returned to the studio in 1997. "Elemental" marked a new, contemporary evolution in the band's history, blending the familiar Fixx signature sound with a fresh, compelling, modern feel. Always continuing forward, the band independently released 2003's "Want This Life" which included the singles "Are You Satisfied?" and the infectiously danceable, "You Don't Have To Prove Yourself". More recently, The Fixx released its 10th studio album "Beautiful Friction". This collection of new songs, called "among their very best" has allowed The Fixx to prove once again that they are always evolving and seeking new musical horizons.
Live, in concert, the band consistently delivers that same sonic authenticity fans have come to expect from their performances because The Fixx is the genuine article, the real deal. Concert-goers, whether longtime fans, or those experiencing The Fixx for the very first time, are thrilled by the band's dynamic stage presence and trademark sound.
With this combination of classic hits, and innovative new music, The Fixx continues to excite and inspire, both recorded, and in concert.
Formed in the city of Orange in Orange County CA, in 1999, The Relatives have released three CDs - two on Delirium Records, and their latest - "Tilted World" - on Slipped Disc Records. They have contributed to four compilation CDs, have had four of their songs appear on the Warner Home Video release, "The Utopian Society," which featured actress Malin Ackerman, and have shared the stage with such bands as The Smithereens, Dramarama, Missing Persons, Stroke 9, Alien Crime Syndicate, Stan Ridgway, Tommy Tutone, Animotion, Peter Case, Flock of Seagulls, Berlin, Gene Loves Jezebel, Soul Asylum, and Gin Blossoms. They were also featured as an up and coming band on an OC Weekly compilation CD.
The band started in the late 90's when Jason Arthur answered an ad in The Recycler for "Bass Guitarist Wanted". Chris Cyga joined the band shortly thereafter and for several years, The Relatives rocked Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties as a three piece.
The group decided to augment their sound by bringing in another guitarist,so they recruited David Ramirez. David's soaring guitar leads and incredible tone have lifted The Relatives' sound to new heights.
Today, The Relatives continue to write strong original material, and have just released (in January 2015) their new album, "Tilted World" on Slipped Disc Records.
In September 2015, Dennis LeBlanc left the band to pursue other musical ventures,and the Relatives welcomed new member Jeff "JJ" Olds on guitar and vocals. Jeff is also the songwriter / vocalist / bassist / guitarist of Chino, California based band The Renovators.
Chris Cyga - Drums
Jason Arthur - Bass Guitar / Lead Vocals
Jeff "JJ" Olds - Guitar / Lead Vocals
David Ramirez - Lead Guitar / Vocals