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FIAT LUX Live at St Clements C of E Church

Between 1982-1985, FIAT LUX released six singles which showcased their electronically assisted melancholic pop sound with a distinct dual vocal harmony and a rooted emotional centre. The trio of Steve Wright, David P Crickmore and Ian Nelson were critically acclaimed with BBC Radio1 airplay and a notable appearance on ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’. St Clements C of E Church in Bradford was the ideal serene setting for the first FIAT LUX concert in 35 years. Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: FIAT LUX Hired History + Ark Of Embers

FIAT LUX only officially released thirteen songs in their original recorded career and none were ever released in CD format, save two of their early tracks. But after many years, that has now been put to rights with the Cherry Red collection ‘Hired History Plus’ which brings together the criminally underrated trio’s entire recorded output for Polydor Records and their unreleased debut album ‘Ark Of Embers’ which had been slated for public consumption in 1985. Continue Reading ›

FIAT LUX Saved Symmetry

37 years is a long time to wait for a debut album, but with Wakefield’s FIAT LUX, it has been worth it. Singer Steve Wright and multi-instrumentalist David P Crickmore released their magnificent first single ‘Feels Like Winter Again’ in 1982. In total control of their destiny, Wright and Crickmore relaunched FIAT LUX in 2017 with a re-recording of ‘Secrets’, before setting about producing an album of all-new material, now unveiled with the wonderfully alliterate title of ‘Saved Symmetry’. Continue Reading ›

COLIN VEARNCOMBE 1962 – 2016

colin-vearncombe-black-earlyColin Vearncombe, better known as BLACK, has passed away following a car accident where he sustained serious head injuries near his home of Cork in Ireland. While Vearncombe was not perhaps as lauded as some of his Merseyside contemporaries, songs such as ‘Sweetest Smile’, ‘You’re A Big Girl Now’ and of course ‘Wonderful Life’ easily marked him out as an equal. Continue Reading ›