This durable UK new wave band originally comprised Cy Curnin (13 December 1957; vocals/guitar), Adam Woods (8 April 1953; drums), Rupert Greenall (keyboards), Jamie West-Oram (guitar) and Charlie Barret (bass). They formed at the turn of the 80s when college friends Curnin and Woods made the decision to pursue music as a full-time vocation. After advertising in the music press for new members, the band released a one off single for Ariola Records Hazards In The Home credited as The Portraits. A year later with a more complete line-up, they changed their name to the Fixx, and recorded the quirky Lost Planes which led to the bands signing with MCA Records. Their debut album Shuttered Room remained on the US album chart for over a year, but UK reaction was less than enthusiastic and the album and subsequent releases suffered the same fate in their home country. Reach The Beach was released in 1983 and earned...
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