About Party Fears Three

Party Fears Three are now firmly established as one of the UK's leading and most highly respected eighties covers bands (tribute, if you will) celebrating the music and sounds of what is still regarded by many as one the most innovative and enduring periods in music ever.

Generally, we cover what many regard as the classic early to mid eighties period although we occasionally allow ourselves to drift a little either side of this if there's a good tune at the end of it that fits into our set. Typically, this means bands such as Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, Tears For Fears, Human League, Talk Talk, New Order and A-ha, to name but a few, plus, of course, the band from whose biggest hit we take our name.

Using a combination of modern technology and vintage instrumentation, our aim is to produce shows that in terms of sound and visuals strongly evoke the bands of the time but are also stamped with our own identity - making them an interesting and appealing prospect for anyone that has an affinity for the great music of this era and something a little different from what you might expect from conventional tribute bands.

"Their 're-engineering' of songs by Depeche Mode, Ultravox and The Human League were as good as I had hoped, and probably a bit better"

Daily Record


In recent years Party Fears Three have also enjoyed a number of high profile support slots with established eighties acts such as The Beat, Bad Manners and Steve Strange. In 2012, the band also headlined at the UK's leading tribute band festival TribFest which has since become a regular fixture and rounded off the year with a high profile date in London where they were joined on stage by eigthies luminaries Peter Godwin and Ultravox's Warren Cann for a special performance of Peter's much loved 1982 club hit 'Images Of Heaven'. More recently in 2015 they were supported by Jo Callis of Human League and Rezillos fame and the following spring were honoured to be invited to collaborate with Jo at a special show where he performed a number of his classic Human League songs live for the very first time.





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Latest News

Liquid Room – Bank Holiday Sunday 6th May

March 29th, 2018

Party Fears three Liquid Rooms May 2018 Poster

By popular demand, we’re back at THE LIQUID ROOM in Edinburgh on Sunday 6th May 2018 for a special Bank Holiday Weekend show, once again bringing our unique modern take on the era-defining music that forms the indelible soundtrack to the youth of so many to one of the capital’s best loved and most iconic venues.

Hot on the heels of appearances at high profile events like Party at The Palace 2017, expect hits from the likes of The Human League, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Pet Shop Boys, Ultravox, David Bowie, Erasure and many more in a modern, fast paced, show that will appeal to anyone who loves the irresistible sounds of this much-loved decade – still regarded by many as one the most innovative and enduring periods in music ever.

Tickets are available now priced at £12 in advance (subject to booking fee) from Tickets Scotland ( ) and Fatsoma.com. This is a 14+ show (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).

Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook event for all the latest news about the gig.

Bowie Birthday Gig at The Citrus Club

January 4th, 2018

Bowie Birthday Gig

This Saturday, Party Fears Three will be taking part in the annual Bowie Birthday celebration gig at the Citrus Club (the venue formerly, albeit briefly, known as Smash and the site of the very first Party Fears Three headline show) and will be playing a back to basics special Bowie mini-set alongside a collective of other locally based bands for whom the man and his music has special meaning. As you might expect, we’ll be focusing (mostly) on his 80s output and whilst you’ll have heard us do some of these songs before, we have a few new treats in store as well!

More details: facebook.com/events/137098180315055

Christmas Treat – Live Show Feed!

December 24th, 2017

Thank you very much to everyone who came out to see us last night – one of the best crowds we’ve ever had – we enjoyed every minute of it and hope you did too. Thanks also to everyone who watched the show via our Facebook live stream – including viewers as far flung as America, Australia and even New Zealand! As a special treat, we’ve kept the link active so you can relive the entire show via the link below over the next few days. As ever, we’d like to thank the many people involved in helping us put on the show – all of the team at The Liquid Rooms who always look after us so well and are so supportive of us, Sandy at Channel7A for providing the live stream services, Ryan at Picsure for kindly letting us use some of his back catalogue photos for our gig publicity materials (his shots from last night are live now on the Liquid Rooms Facebook page) and everyone else who has helped either in connection with this show or at any of the others we have done this year, too numerous to name-check individually here but we greatly appreciate all of the support we get from you all. We’re going to put our feet up now for the Christmas break but we won’t be resting long as we’ll be back on stage here in Edinburgh on Saturday 6th January when we will be performing a special David Bowie mini-set as part of the Citrus Club’s annual Bowie Birthday night. We hope to see some of you there but in the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas and new year break and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018.


Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
Is There Something I Should Know
Talk Talk
I Travel
Don’t Go
Let Me Go
I Ran
Love On Your Side
It’s My Life
Will You
Just Can’t Get Enough
A Little Respect
Ashes To Ashes
Mad World
Enola Gay
Together In Electric Dreams
Living On The Ceiling
Safety Dance
Don’t You Want Me
Enjoy The Silence

Always On My Mind
Planet Earth

Christmas Edinburgh Gig

November 1st, 2017

We’re delighted to confirm that once again, we’ll be back with our traditional Christmas show at The Liquid Room on Saturday 23rd December. Tickets priced at £12 in advance (subject to booking fee) are available now from Tickets Scotland or online at Fatsoma. Doors at 7.00PM and as usual it’s a full length show, so there will be no support. We look forward to seeing you all at what is always one of our favourite gigs of the year!

Motherwell Beer Festival – Friday 22nd September

September 12th, 2017

Stop press! We will be appearing at the Motherwell Beer Festival at Motherwell Concert Hall on the evening of Friday 22nd September. We’ll be doing an hour long set and ticket price is only £7.00. There is also a VIP option for those wanting to take advantage of the many fine beers available. Hope to see you there!

August Shows Update

July 10th, 2017

Party Fears Three Liquid Room Poster

Just over a month now until our big summer Edinburgh Festival show at the Liquid Room and preparations are well underway with a whole load of new songs being added to the set this time. We don’t want to spoil any surprises but we think we can safely say that true fans of the early eighties synthpop genre will be delighted with some of the new additions, not all of which you might see coming! All massive hits of the day but one or two rarely – if ever (we’re still checking) – performed live by the original artists so it’s really exciting to be able to breathe new life into such classic tunes for you alongside all the big PF3 favourites you know and love. It’s proving hard to wok out how we’re going to cram it all into a two hour show so it looks like we might need to overrun a bit! Join us on 12th August when all will be revealed…

Tickets are available now priced at £12 plus booking fee from the following outlets:

Edinburgh Fringe Box Office
Tickets Scotland

And don’t forget the very next day, we’ll be at Party At The Palace for a special early afternoon ‘greatest hits’ set kicking off a fabulous day of outdoor live music where we are honoured to sharing the mainstage with such luminaries as Bjorn Again, Dodgy, Hipsway, Razorlight and Amy McDonald. Sunday tickets are still available but selling fast – contact the band via our Facebook page if you would like to do as we have a limited number of discount codes available for fans.

Summer Gig Announcements

March 27th, 2017


Party Fears Three are excited to confirm two exciting summer shows!

First up, on Saturday 12th August, we’re back at The Liquid Room in Edinburgh for a special full length evening show to co-incide with the world famous Edinburgh Festival. Tickets are available now via this link.

And if that wasn’t enough, hot on the heels of that show we are very excited to announce that we will be appearing at this year’s Party at The Palace in Linlithgow on Sunday 13th August! Sharing the bill with headliner Amy MacDonald and other big names including Razorlight, Bjorn Again, Dodgy and Hipsway (whose lead singer Grahame Skinner you might remember we supported a few years ago at Electric Circus) we’ll be looking to set the afternoon alight with a fast paced set featuring the very best from our repertoire of classic 80s tracks. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.partyatthepalace.co.uk.



Christmas Show 2016

December 19th, 2016


It’s nearly time for our annual end of the year show and  this year we’re back once again at The Liquid Room in Edinburgh on Thursday 29th December. As ever, you can expect a packed full length show featuring hits from the likes of The Human League, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Pet Shop Boys, Ultravox, David Bowie, Erasure and many more in a fast paced, full length show that will appeal to anyone who loves the irresistible sounds of this much-loved decade – still regarded by many as one the most innovative and enduring periods in music ever. Tickets priced at £10 in advance subject to booking fee available now online or in person at Tickets Scotland. Ticket includes entry to special 80s afteshow club event until late featuring special guest DJ Norman Brown.



Summer Shows Update

August 18th, 2016

We had a blast last Sunday night at Fringe by the Sea! Thank you so much to Eric and the team for inviting us to play at such a great event and for looking after us so well. Thank you also to everyone in the crowd for giving us such a rousing reception! We loved every minute and hope you did too. If you enjoyed the show don’t forget to visit our Facebook page and hit the like button so you can be the first to know when we’re playing next. We’d love to see you again!

Next up, we’re headlining the VIP Big Top this Saturday night at this year’s TribFest. Hope to see some of you there!

One Tribfest Ticket left!

August 10th, 2016

Don’t forget, if you’re coming to Tribfest you can get specially discounted weekend VIP tickets from our webstore. We’re now have just one left – a 30% discount on the official price (including fees). Don’t miss out!