The Fizz (Bucks Fizz) – The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe – Thursday 19th October 2017.
The Fizz, formerly known as being called Bucks Fizz, made what they believed to be their Scunthorpe debut at The Baths Hall on Thursday 19th October 2017.
Due to legal reasons, original group members Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan & Jay Aston, along with Bobby McVay have now renamed themselves The Fizz and were touring to promote their new album produced by Mike Stock of Stock, Aitken and Waterman.
The winners of the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest, who have also had 3 UK number 1 singles, performed a number of their hit singles as well as a number of 80’s hits that had most of the crowd on their feet singing and dancing by the end of the night.
The set started off with the group singing their hit “New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)” which the group said was to mark the bands new beginning with their new name.
Other singles performed included the number 1 hit “My Camera Never Lies” as well as “Now Those Days Are Gone”.
They performed a selection of songs from their new album including “Break The Ice”, “Dancing In The Rain” and “Where I’m Gonna Be” as well as performing “Never Giving Up”, which was group member Bobby McVay’s 1983 Eurovision Song Contest Entry as part of the group Sweet Dreams.
Whilst the group had a costume change, a video interview conducted by DJ Mike Read, was shown on the screen to the audience.
What followed next was The Fizz performing a number of 80s hits including “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode, “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper, “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” by Belinda Carlisle, “Dancing On The Ceiling” by Lionel Richie, “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi. “Come On Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners.
The group finished off the set with their other 2 number 1 singles, “The Land Of Make Believe” and their Eurovision Song Contest winning song “Making Your Mind Up”, which included the groups trademark skirt removal routine.
The group thanked the fans and the venue, saying how great it was, as well as hoping to return in the near future.
If you were / are a fan of 80s pop music or Eurovision, then you need to make sure you try and catch The Fizz at a future show, as they still perform like they used to and they don’t disappoint.
A huge thank you to The Baths Hall for inviting us along to review the event.