Many of the songs written and performed by the English rock band, The Fixx, have a maritime theme. And so it was appropriate that Long Island Sound will provide the backdrop for tonight's free concert being offered by Madison Beach Hotel sometime after 7 p.m.
Cy Curnin, the lead vocalist for The Fixx, uploaded a video to the band's Facebook page last night, saying he was looking forward to the gig Thursday night in Madison, at "this most exquisite location" with their "dear friend Lou Carrier." He said the band is looking forward to smelling "the briny."
"Come along," he said. "We'll skinny dip."
The hotel, in addition to arranging for the concert, is also offering complimentary shuttle service between downtown Madison and the hotel, with pick up/drop off locations at the Stop & Shop parking lot next to the gazebo, and the Lutheran church on Rt 1. The shuttle will run continuously from 6pm – 10pm, according to hotel Manager John Mathers.
Prior to the concert, local artists and artisans will be displaying their wares on the Grassy Strip.
The Fixx released its most recent album, Beautiful Friction, in July. Here is information about the band from their website:
Not sixty seconds into Beautiful Friction and it is clear; the haunting guitar of Jamie West-Oram, expressive synth of Rupert Greenall, pounding bass of Dan K. Brown, steady beat of Adam Woods and unforgettable vocals of Cy Curnin add up to the undeniable sound that could only be The Fixx. Apart, you couldn’t refute their talent, yet it’s together that they shine. Together, The Fixx has an incredibly strong voice, strong legacy and strong future.
Beautiful Friction, the band’s tenth album studio album, finds The Fixx sharper than ever. Never at a loss for what to say, Cy Curnin and company have the same thought-provoking intensity fueling their lyrics and performances as they ever have. Fired up and as hopeful as ever, the band continues to take us on a journey which started in 1982 with the release of Shuttered Room. Says Curnin, “There’s a theme that traces through The Fixx. Our catalogue is connected, our viewpoint as a collective has always been socially driven. With the Internet, things sped up, and we were able to get feedback quicker and became closer with our fan base. We’ve been so thankful to hear from people who let us know our music made a difference in their life. It made us realize we had a sense of responsibility to our audience, that our work as a band was unfinished.”