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Original Member of Bucks Fizz and currently The Fizz Mike Nolan to leave the Band at the end of 2024 after 43 years

The band has announced that they will hold a farewell concert for Mike before his exit.

The Fizz recently announced that member Mike Nolan will leave the band at the end of the year, leaving the band’s future in the hands of Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston.

The Fizz is a British pop music band formed in 2004 as a spin-off from the original Bucks Fizz group.

Bucks Fizz was an English band consisting of four original members: Bobby G, Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker, and Jay Aston.

The band rose to fame in the 1980s after winning the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the catchy song “Making Your Mind Up.”

However, over the years, the group’s lineup changed several times, leading Bucks Fizz to form two separate groups.

Three of the original band members, Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker, and Jay Aston, have been performing as a separate band, The Fizz, since 2011.

Mike Nolan’s Timeline With Bands Bucks Fizz and The Fizz Since 1980s

Mike Nolan is an Irish singer who began his music career in the mid-1970s. He performed in pubs around London and auditioned for various groups.

Later, he joined Bucks Fizz along with three other members, which was formed in January 1981 for a song contest.

The group became one of the top-selling groups of the 1980s after winning the Eurovision Song Contest.

Moreover, as part of the Bucks Fizz band, Nolan enjoyed a successful career with multiple hits and three UK number-one singles.

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After Bucks Fizz scored their last hit in 1988, Nolan continued with the group in an altered lineup until 1995.

However, he left the group in 1996 after several lineup changes. He was then replaced by ex-Dollar singer David Van Day.

Since 2004, Nolan has been a member of The Fizz, which was formed with other former Bucks Fizz members.

Shelley Preston was part of the group from 2004 to 2009, and Jay Aston joined in 2009.

1981Became a member of Bucks Fizz
1984Involved in a coach crash during the tour
1996Mike Nolan quit the band
1997Teamed up with David Van Day
2001Parted ways with David Van Day
2004Joined the band The Fizz
2024Will Leave The Band

After 43 years of association with the band, Nolan has announced his departure for personal reasons.

The Fizz Will Continue With Two Members, Cheryl Baker, and Jay Aston

Despite several changes in the lineup, The Fizz has endeavored to keep the spirit of Bucks Fizz alive for their fans.

They have continued their legacy with their music and performances. Further, with several albums, they have maintained the sound and style of the original group.

So, even after Mike Nolan’s exit from the group, Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston will continue to perform as a duo.

Mike Nolan made his decision to quit the group public during a live radio interview. The group officially confirmed the news on their social media.

Nolan mentioned personal reasons and the exhaustion from extensive traveling as the main factors for his decision.

Further, Cheryl and Jay expressed their understanding of Nolan’s decision during their interviews, albeit with a touch of humor.

The group will still perform together on June 28 at The Indigo at The O2 in London, at their concert titled “Party Like It’s 1981.”

Additional Information

  • The Fizz has released new music under their current name, including the album “The F-Z of Pop” in 2017.
  • Martin Luke Brown is providing vocals, drums, and piano to the band The Fizz since 2023.
  • Their 2020 album “Smoke & Mirrors” reached number 29 in the Official UK Albums Chart and number 6 on the Official Sales Chart.
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