Bucks Fizz back with new album after 30-year hiatus

1st Aug 17 | Entertainment News

Eurovision Song Contest winners Bucks Fizz are back with a new album 31 years after they last released music.

Celebrities at the ITV studios

The British band, who ruled the charts in the '80s with hits like Making Your Mind Up and Land of Make Believe, have ditched the big hair they were once known for, in favour of a sleeker new look. They've also swapped their old name for new moniker The Fizz, and plan to drop album The F-Z of Pop in September (17).

Original members Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston are joined by newcomer Bobby McVay as they have another crack at chart success, with the help of Stock, Aitken and Waterman producer Mike Stock.

"I cannot tell you how happy I am to have been back in the studio, my favourite place and with the genius that is Mike Stock," 63-year-old Cheryl shared in a statement. "I am so proud of this new album and I know Fizz fans will love it too!"

"It's a long time since we've been in the studio and this, to me, is the best thing we've done. I think everyone sounds great, especially me!" singer Mike, 62, added with a laugh.

The four-piece were forced to drop their original name after a legal dispute with original member Bobby G, which saw him acquire the legal rights to the name and register it as a U.K. trademark.

"Despite the challenges over the years, we are more united than ever. The fans have been with us all the way," Jay, 56, told The Sun newspaper.

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