Cy Curnin
Cy Curnin is a singer/songwriter and musician. He is the lead vocalist for the new wave
New Wave music
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 music group, The Fixx
The Fixx
The Fixx is an English rock band formed in London in 1979. Their hits include "One Thing Leads to Another," "Red Skies," "Stand or Fall," "Saved by Zero," "Sign of Fire," "Are We Ourselves?," "Secret Separation," "Driven Out," "How Much Is Enough?," and "Deeper and Deeper," which was featured on...

. The band became famous with the song "One Thing Leads to Another
One Thing Leads to Another
"One Thing Leads to Another" is a song by new wave rock group The Fixx, from their album Reach the Beach. "One Thing Leads to Another" is the group's best known song, and their most successful single, peaking at No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1983 and peaking at No. 2 on the US...

" in 1983, and remained popular in the United States
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 throughout the 1980s. As a songwriter, he has co-written over a dozen songs that have appeared on the Billboard charts. He is also known for his solo career, with three albums to date, Mayfly in 2005, The Returning Sun in 2007 and Solar Minimum in 2009. His fourth solo record, Tabula Rasa is set for release in early 2011.

He appeared in the Tina Turner
Tina Turner
Tina Turner is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She has won numerous awards and her achievements in the rock music genre have led many to call her the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll".Turner started out her music career with husband Ike Turner as a member of the...

 music video "Better Be Good to Me
Better Be Good to Me
"Better Be Good to Me" is a hit single from Tina Turner's solo album, Private Dancer. The song had originally been released in 1981 by Spider, a band from New York City with co-writer Holly Knight as a member. The Turner version was successful in the United States on the Hot 100 and the US...

" along with Fixx guitarist Jamie West-Oram. They both appeared on the Private Dancer
Private Dancer
Private Dancer is the fifth solo album by Tina Turner, released on Capitol Records in 1984, which became her breakthrough solo album. Turner's success with the album came after several challenging years of going solo after a public divorce from husband and performing partner Ike Turner. It is her...


In addition to singing lead vocals, Curnin has occasionally played piano or guitar on various Fixx albums.

While Cy tours regularly with The Fixx, he has also toured as a solo performer in the U.S. and in Europe. On occasion he has been joined by English singer/songwriter/guitarist, Nick Harper
Nick Harper
Nick Harper is an English singer-songwriter/guitarist. He is the son of English folk musician Roy Harper.-Early life:Nick Harper was born in London in 1965 to the famous folk singer-songwriter Roy Harper...

. Recently, he was the special guest of Midge Ure
Midge Ure
James "Midge" Ure, OBE is a Scottish guitarist, singer, keyboard player, and songwriter...

 on gigs in Europe.

Cy supports the music-based cancer charity, Love Hope Strength Foundation
Love Hope Strength
James Chippendale and fellow cancer survivor Mike Peters, of The Alarm, launched the Love Hope Strength Foundation in 2006 in hopes of providing critical funding and awareness for cancer centers worldwide. The mission is to save lives, right now, with the advances that have already been made in...

. With them, he has participated treks to the base camp of Mt. Everest, Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, and Pikes Peak to raise awareness and funds for cancer treatment facilities in remote areas of the world.

Early life

At age of 16, Cy graduated from high school at the Wimbledon College. He then began participating in drama in college, where he studied with Fixx drummer Adam Woods.


In 1990, Cy participated with Rupert Hine and many other artists in the world music album One World One Voice
One World One Voice (album)
One World One Voice is a world music album intended to raise awareness of environmental issues, produced by Rupert Hine in 1990. A video of the entire album was produced for television together with a "Making of" documentary....

. He played piano and sang with many artists.

In October 2007, Curnin participated with Mike Peters from The Alarm, Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze, and Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats in a trip to the Everest mountains in Nepal, whose trip was to support the Love Hope Strength foundation.

Music style

In many Fixx concert stages, Cy can be often found with a glass of wine in the right hand and with a shaker egg in the left hand.

Personal life

Cy Curnin currently lives in Loire Valley
Loire Valley
The Loire Valley , spanning , is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. Its area comprises approximately . It is referred to as the Cradle of the French Language, and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards, and artichoke, asparagus, and...

, France
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, along with his wife Aurélia and his daughter Inès and his two sons, James and Max Curnin. He is involved in sustainable farming practices.

Solo discography

  • 2005 - Mayfly
  • 2007 - The Returning Sun
  • 2009 - Solar Minimum
  • 2011 - Tabula Rasa (upcoming)

External links

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