Photo by C. Jansen
There is no need to explain how big the British New Wave Rock movement was. The Fixx was a part of the movement but they had an original style and unique sounds therefore which led cult followers.
The catchy and melancholy vocal of Cy Curnin emphasizes the track produced by Jamie West-Oram. Cy reminds us The Edge from U2 and Andy Summers of the Police. The guitar driven production of The Fixx has had followers not only core intellectual people, but also all music lovers. Their prominent album “Reach the Beach” reached number 8 on Billboard album chart, and the album’s 1st single “One Thing Leads to Another” reached #4 on Billboard Hot 100. They have released the brand new album “Every Five Seconds” which consists of the iconic vocal by Cy, diverse guitar sounds by Jamie and the aesthetic deep musical space made the album all killer, no filler. They demonstrated how creative and evolving they still are.
We had a chat with Jamie West-Oram about his musical background, how he built his signature style, how he met The Fixx, and the brand new piece “Every Five Seconds”