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Fischer-Z, unique and quirky
Heavy on the keyboards, a hard-to-pin-down musical style, sometimes pop, sometimes reggae or funk edged, but always interesting. This is Fischer Z. These musicians have been around for a while, and they know what they are doing, always looking like they are enjoying every note they play on stage. At times as angry as their contemporaries, The Stranglers, at other moments mellow and reflective, a Fischer Z performance is always unpredictable and exciting. Their name is a wordplay on "fish’s head" – an unusual band name and a good indication of the unique and quirky music they produce. Experience this on-off band in concert when you buy and sell Fischer-Z tickets on StubHub.
Survivors of the UK New Wave
Fischer Z came out of the New Wave that evolved from late 1970s punk. These days, their sound can be described as alternative music. The band was created by John Watts and broke through in 1979 after being championed on BBC Radio One by DJ John Peel and also by Alan Freeman on his Saturday Afternoon Rock Show. Their first album was called "Word Salad" and was the first of a long list of releases. Their songs are often intensely political, drawing on events such as the British miner’s strike of the 1980s. The band has worked with the likes of Peter Gabriel, The Police, Mark Knopfler and James Brown. Fischer Z’s songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, John Watts, has also pursued a successful solo career, performing with several of the top names in rock and releasing many albums and singles. He dissolved the original Fischer Z line-up in the 1980s to focus on his solo career, however now they are back with a new line-up, but retaining their old energy and originality. Buy and sell Fischer Z tickets on StubHub to hear and see this long-running band live.
Songs from the heart
Their music has been described as being an "80s rewind" brought up-to-date with "subtle modern effects". There is intensity to Fischer-Z music, driven by the serious nature of their lyrics. This is a band who means what they say and say it as if they mean it. Their songs are drawn from personal experience, there is a sense that they care deeply about the subjects that inform their songs. Purchasing Fischer-Z tickets on StubHub will give you the opportunity to enjoy one of the UK’s most experienced and individual alternative rock bands.
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