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! Continue reading
Victoria Perks’ debut solo single “u belong 2 me” is just the start of her intrepid new musical adventure into the earthy realms of Americana/New Country/Folk-Rock/Pop. This song was previously covered by the likes of Bob Dylan and Patsy Cline.
Perhaps better known up until now, as ‘ViX’ the lead singer/songwriter of all-girl band “We’ve got a …FUZZBOX… and we’re gonna use it!!”
ViX toured the UK and Emirates supporting the likes of Paul Weller, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, The Wailers, The Christians etc with her all-girl band “ViX n The Kix”.
This talented professional also toured the UK and Japan with The Wildhearts’ frontman’s supergroup “Ginger and the Sonic Circus”.
Listening to how Victoria’s voice and songwriting has matured, it seems this well-seasoned traveller has finally come home.
Influences/Sounds kinda like: Rumer, Eva Cassidy, Adele, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum, Crowded House, Imelda May, Laura Cantrell, Chris Isaak, Taylor Swift, Elvis, KT Tunstall, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan and The Band.
“u belong 2 me” debut single out now on Gotham Records Text to buy £1: Simply text belong to 60444 or download from iTunes 99p. www.myspace.com/vixvixvix Facebook & Twitter: Victoria Perks / ViX VoX