An Evening with Fiat Lux
PART OF THE SEVENTH WAVE FESTIVAL OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC:NUMBER 10
The Seventh Wave presents
An Evening With 'Fiat Lux'
Live performance followed by Q&A
With Very Special Guest RBMK
Friday 25 September 2020 Doors 6.30 pm. Curfew 10.00 pm.
The Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18 6AD.
Fiat Lux Fiat Lux — from the Latin for “let there be light” – were originally a synth-pop band that shone for a brief period in the ’80s. Formed in 1982 and hailing from Wakefield in Yorkshire, England, they pioneered a unique sonic stamp, the influence of which is still felt today. Their pioneering blend was full of lush synthesizer textures, acoustic and electric keyboards, and studio effects – all anchored by Steve Wright’s emotive vocals. Multi-instrumentalist David Crickmore provided guitar, bass, and keys, and Ian Nelson (brother of Be-Bop Deluxe guitarist/vocalist Bill Nelson) contributed saxophone and keys. The trio released one single – “Feels Like Winter Again” on the Cocteau label – before soon choosing to sign to Polydor. There, they delivered five singles from August 1983 to January 1985; landed several U.K. TV and radio appearances; opened for Howard Jones, Thomas Dolby, and John Cale; and had two minor hits (“Secrets” and “Blue Emotion”) before calling it quits. Their full-length album debut remained shelved… until now.
Friday 25 6.30PMSeptember
118 Great Hampton Street
0121 212 2643
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