Alternative new wave rock groups, The Fixx & The English Beat will take the stage on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
College friends Cy Curnin (vocals) and Adam Woods (drums) initially formed a group in London in 1979 calling themselves Portraits. They added new members and issued two singles in 1979 and 1980. And, later in 1980, they changed their name to The Fix. When MCA Records offered them a contract but were concerned about potential drug-user implication of the band’s name, compromise was reached the the name was altered to The Fixx.
The Fixx has been hitting the road quite regularly recently and spending in between time working on various in studio projects.
The English Beat
One tempestuous weekend in March 1979 was not only the date of the Three Mile Island nuclear incident. In Birmingham, England, it was the very first show by a nascent band known as The Beat. Introduced as “the hottest thing since the Pennsylvania meltdown”, the band had a sense that the next few years could well be explosive!
When The Beat rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of social, political and musical upheaval. Into this storm came The Beat, trying to calm the waters with their simple message of love and unity set to a great dance beat.
The band crossed over fluidly between soul, reggae, pop and punk. From these disparate pieces they created an infectious dance rhythm. Along with their contemporaries – The Specials, The Selecter, and Madness – the band became an overnight sensation and one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Two Tone Ska movement.
Original band member, Dave Wakeling (vocals and guitar) has continued to keep The Beat alive and strong. How could he not? Dave continues to tour the world as The English Beat with an amazing all-star ska backing band. They’re playing all the hits of The Beat, General Public, and his new songs.
Doors Open 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm
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