R.I.P. Jo Dunne, former guitarist of “We’ve got a …FUZZBOX… and we’re gonna use it!!”

Dear all,

You may already be aware of the sad news that Jo Dunne, former guitarist of the all-girl band “We’ve got a …FUZZBOX… and we’re gonna use it!!” died of cancer on Friday night 26th October, just 43 years young. She passed away a month before her 44th birthday after a short 6 weeks’ battle against cancer.

Maggie, Jo’s sister and keyboard player in Fuzzbox has asked that I field some of the media activity, as she is helping to arrange the funeral and spending time with the family at this time.

Thank you to those of you who have sent us your kind messages of condolences, tributes in the press and radio plays of Fuzzbox songs, from indie anthems “Rules and Regulations” and “XX Sex” to chart hits “Pink Sunshine” and “International Rescue”.

Jo was very proud of the success the band and what we stood for. On finding out that we were (and are still) the UK’s most successful all-girl band (as opposed to vocal groups), we enjoyed a FAB reunion UK tour in 2010. (info attached). There will be a tribute event in aid of Cancer charities, but it is too soon to say what and when.

Jo will always be remembered as a cool, witty woman and a crackin’ guitarist!

For further interviews etc, please contact:
Barry Tomes of BTMG – Artist Management, Creative Image and PR Consultancy
07966 174 319
On behalf of “We’ve got a …FUZZBOX… and we’re gonna use it!!”, yours truly, lead singer-songwriter, ViX.

(aka Victoria Perks)
Facebook & Twitter: Victoria Perks / ViX VoX
R.I.P. Jo Dunne, former guitarist of “We’ve got a …FUZZBOX… and we’re gonna use it!!”

R.I.P. Jo Dunne, former guitarist of “We’ve got a …FUZZBOX… and we’re gonna use it!!”


  1. David Campbell

    I’ve always absolutely loved Fuzzbox and followed them from day one. It is really sad to hear that Jo the guitarist with the band has died at 43…..so young….

  2. Sarah Courbet

    Hi. Some of the girls from 5X would like to attend the funeral if possible. Could you let me have the details if it is possible for us to come along? Thinking of Jo’s family and friends at this very sad time. I have nothing but happy memories of the mischievous times we spent at school xx

  3. Dolly Rotten

    I’ve only just heard about Jo’s sad death, and I’m gutted. I would love to attend the tribute event and will keep my eye out for news. Jo was an icon to me.

  4. James O

    So sorry to hear the news. I interviewed Jo for my fanzine back in the 80s and we kept in touch via letter and phone calls . She always, always made me laugh. I got back in touch with her via Facebook recently and she made me laugh once again. She really shone, and will be sadly missed. xxx

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