Martin Fry is the legendary 80’s lead vocalist of British new wave band ABC
Martin Fry first met up with future bandmates Mark White and Stephen Singleton who invited him to join their band to play the keyboards. The group changed its name to ABC and changed its sound to a synthpop style that at that time led them to be categorized with bands like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, and The Human League.
Between 1982 and 1992, ABC recorded six studio albums:
· The Lexicon of Love
· Beauty Stab
· How to be a….Zillionaire!
· Alphabet City
They then went on to release a greatest hits compilation, Absolutely.
Martin Fry resurrected the ABC name in 1997 for the album Skyscraping, a homage to several of his musical heroes, including David Bowie, Roxy Music and The Sex Pistols. The band has toured extensively and performed live at events such as the 2001 Night of the Proms, where Martin Fry was supported by a 72-piece orchestra and 50-piece choir.
Martin Fry was featured extensively in the 2006 VH1 mini-series 100 Greatest Songs of the 80’s.
In 2008, Fry released a new ABC album called Traffic.
In April 2009, Fry and original drummer David Palmer performed the Lexicon Of Love
album at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The band was accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.
ABC toured the US as part of the 2009 'Regeneration Tour'.
Martin continues to perform live to audiences around the world with his tremendous band ABC.