More than 30 years after they stormed charts across the globe with a string of hits, Cheryl, Mike and Jay are once again set to tour the world with a 70-date world tour to remind everyone that there is more to Cheryl, Mike and Jay formerly of Bucks Fizz than Making Your Mind Up!
The band’s original line-up was classic Eurovison, two boys, two girls - a formula established by ABBA, to whom Bucks Fizz were inevitably compared.
Having performed together since 2009 when Cheryl Baker and Mike Nolan reunited with Jay Aston, the trio are being joined for their
Cheryl said: “Having performed several gigs with our friend Stephen Fox, Mike, Jay and I realised that people expect to see four on stage when they see Fizz, so we are delighted to introduce Bobby McVay as our guest singer for the tour.”
She explained that Bobby and Fizz go back a long way. He was one third of 1983’s UK entry to Eurovision, Sweet Dreams. In fact he was invited to join them a few years ago, but he was unable to commit to joining them at that time.
Bandmate Jay said: “As a four piece, the songs will be heard as they were intended to be heard, with four voices rather than three and the dance routines will have the full effect again.”
Cheryl added: “We are really looking forward to being on the road again. Performing in a theatre gives us the chance to produce a show we can be proud of, and we truly hope our audiences enjoy hearing the hits once more, together with a few of our lesser known album tracks.
A chance meeting with a promoter who is legendary within the music industry, spawned the
With an album of new studio material and single releases in the pipeline, the future is looking extremely bright for Cheryl, Mike and Jay formerly of Bucks Fizz. The prospects are bubbling over as Cheryl excitedly declares “New representation, new tour, new singer, new merchandise, maybe a new album. A new beginning! Whoop whoop!”
Like a good champagne, their performances have matured, and they still manage to hold all the fun, vitality and passion for performance of the record breaking tours of the 1980s.