Eurovision stars add Fizz for port visit

Bucks Fizz - (from left) Cheryl Baker, Bobby McVay, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston - are coming to Fleetwood.

Bucks Fizz - (from left) Cheryl Baker, Bobby McVay, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston - are coming to Fleetwood.

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Britain’s most successful Eurovision band ever are to perform in Fleetwood as part of their UK tour.

Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with the catchy chart-topper, Making Your Mind Up.

The group went on to release more than 20 singles over the next few years, with another two number ones, My Camera Never Lies and Land Of Make Believe.

As part of their tour to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their Eurovision win, they will be performing at Fleetwood’s Marine Hall on Saturday October 22.

Original members Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston will be performing with guest fourth member Bobby McVay.

Early in 1981, four complete strangers sat in the drawing room of a house in Fulham and were told “you are now Bucks Fizz”.

In the eight weeks between that first meeting and appearing on A Song for Europe on March 11 1981, Bucks Fizz were hurled into a melee of rehearsing, recording, choreography, styling, interviews and photography.

All that hard work and effort was to pay dividends - they went on to win the actual Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin that year and became household names around the world. Making Your Mind Up went to No 1 in nine countries.

Cheryl Baker said: “I am enjoying working with Mike and Jay better than I ever did before.

“I never dreamed I would still be singing Making Your Mind Up 35 years on, but now I’m here I’m so glad that I do.”

Tickets are £18 and are on sale now at the Marine Hall box office. Telephone (01253) 887693.