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

Tribfest 2016 – Discounted Tickets Available

April 18th, 2016

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Party Fears Three are excited to announce that we will be appearing at Tribfest 2016, one of the biggest and best loved tribute festivals in the UK and this year celebrating its tenth anniversary. It’s become a regular fixture on our live calendar and is an event we always look forward to playing. Once again, we’ll be headlining the VIP marquee and this year you can catch up on Saturday 20th August. To celebrate, we’re offering a strictly limited number of discounted VIP weekend adult tickets to fans via our website which represent a 30% discount against the advertised price (including fees) – click the Merchandise button at the top of our page to find out more. Don’t delay, as stocks are limited! For more details about the event itself, go to http://www.tribfest.co.uk.

 

Special Apperance with Jo Callis – Saturday May 7th

April 4th, 2016

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You’ll remember that back last May, we were extremely honoured to welcome Jo Callis, of Rezillos and Human League fame to open for us with his new band Fingerhalo.

It now gives us great pleasure to announce that on Saturday 7th May we get to return the favour at a very special one-off event at The Citrus Club in Edinburgh. As part of the launch party for their debut single One For The Angels, Jo and the Fingerhalo boys have very kindly asked us, along other friends and collaborators, to help curate a special show which celebrates both Jo’s sizeable contribution to the music we know and love and the music that inspired him.

Our contribution to the night will take the form of a special one-off set focusing on Jo’s work with The Human League. Not only that, we’ll also be taking the opportunity to tip our hat in the direction of much missed producer Martin Rushent, who together with Jo crafted not only the League’s finest moments but some of the finest records ever made. You’ve heard us do Human League songs before, but rest assured we have something very special up our sleeves for this night and we’ll be pulling out all the stops to make sure it’s something that no Human League fan will want to miss.

As well as a headline set from Jo and his band, the night also includes sets from The Nanobots (featuring Rezillos guitarist Jim Brady) and Shock and Awe.

So whilst a little different from your average Party Fears Three show, we hope many of you will be able to come and join us for this one-off, back to basics good old fashioned night of damned good music. Tickets are available now via Tickets Scotland and we do suggest you move quickly on this as demand is expected to be high.

Liquid Room Show Tonight

December 27th, 2015

Very excited and looking forward to seeing you all tonight at a show that we’re chuffed to say has already well in advance broken all records for a PF3 headline show. Tickets WILL still be available on the door though so don’t worry if you weren’t able to get one in advance, it’s a big venue so we can still fit you in! Doors at 7.00PM and we have a lot to get through so the band are planning to be on stage at 7.45PM. Please get there in good time to avoid queuing and risk missing the start! Also don’t forget that the night’s not over when we come off stage – we’re going to be joined by DJs Electric Dream (Bedsitland London) and Nick Stefan to keep you dancing though the night – we’ll just need a few moments to change the room around after the show, so please follow the venue’s instructions about where to congregate while we do this and then join us to dance the night away to all the greatest 80s classics you didn’t hear from us!

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Ghosts

November 18th, 2015

Here’s a reminder of one of our new tracks from our May 2015 gig at the Liquid Room in Edinburgh. Don’t forget, tickets are on sale now for our Christmas show on 27th December at Ripping Records and Tickets Scotland! You can also find out more at our Facebook Event Page.

 

Liquid Rooms Gig – 27th December 2015

October 13th, 2015

Party Fears Three are excited to confirm our next Edinburgh show on Sunday 27th December 2015, at the Liquid Room, Victoria Street, Edinburgh . As ever, you can expect another night packed full of classic hits from the likes of The Human League, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Pet Shop Boys, Ultravox, Simple Minds, 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.

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Tickets are just £10 in advance and price includes entry to special after show until late featuring special guest DJ Electric Dream (Bedsitland London) and guests spinning the best in classic 80s and contemporary synth-pop! Don’t forget, Sunday 27th is a bank holiday this year so there’s every reason to make a big night out of it after all the Christmas rush.

Tickets are available NOW at Tickets Scotland and Ripping Records. Join our Facebook event here.

Liquid Rooms gig with Jo Callis/FingerHalo – Sat 30th May

May 29th, 2015

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So, tomorrow the wait is finally over! All the preparations are ready and we’re really looking forward to our first headline show at THE LIQUID ROOM, a fantastic venue previously graced by many an artist that light PF3′s fire, including Howard Jones, The Psychedelic Furs, Saint Etienne and not forgetting tonight, none other than The Buzzcocks!

Tickets will be available on the door tomorrow for those that still need them and we know from experience that many people do leave it until the night, so please get there early to avoid a queue – we had to delay our start last time to get everyone in, but tomorrow we’re going to have to stay bang on schedule to avoid cutting our set short so please don’t risk missing anything! But of course, why would you want to miss our fantastic support act, FingerHalo – featuring of course former The Human League and The Rezillos guitarist Jo Callis, the man behind some of this particular scribe’s favourite ever songs. We hear rumblings that he’ll be dipping into his back catalogue as well as playing newer tracks tomorrow and that Human League fans are unlikely to be disappointed… so don’t dilly dally!

FH are on stage at 7.30PM with us following immediately afterwards. Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for what looks like being a very special night indeed.

Back at Tribfest for Fourth Year

April 6th, 2015

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Party Fears Three are delighted to confirm that we will back at Tribfest this summer for the fourth year running, headlining in the VIP big top on Sunday 23rd August – which means we’ll be the last band standing and once again having the honour of bringing the festival to a close! It’s a gig we always enjoy and we always appreciate the warm welcome from the Tribfest crowd. If you’re thinking of coming this year and don’t have your ticket yet, please contact us first as we have a limited quantity available for sale. Remember a VIP ticket will be required in order to catch our show.

Party Fears Three plus FingerHalo (featuring Jo Callis) – Saturday 30th May at The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

March 15th, 2015

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Party Fears Three are back! Our next Edinburgh show will be on Saturday 30th May 2015, at The Liquid Room in Edinburgh. Hot on the heels of our sold-out show last December, expect another night packed full of classic hits from the likes of The Human League, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Pet Shop Boys, Ultravox, Simple Minds, 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.

But not only will this be our biggest show yet on home turf – this time, we’re also going to be joined by some very special guests indeed!

Jo Callis will surely need no introduction to many of our fans through his pivotal contribution to the genre defining work of The Human League – not to mention Edinburgh punk/new wave legends The Rezillos. So we’re absolutely delighted to be able to reveal that, along with his new band FingerHalo, Jo has kindly agreed to join us on the 30th and open the show!

It’s all punk rock to English-born, Edinburgh-based Jo. If you think you know him from League hits DYWM, Love Action, The Lebanon and Louise, plus Rezillos chart toppers Can’t Stand My Baby, Top Of The Pops and Destination Venus – you’re not wrong, but be prepared to think again when you experience FingerHalo live.

Don’t ask what they sound like – ask what they don’t sound like. Inspired by the rock’n’roll that led him to pick up a ukulele at the age of 10, ferocious live guitarist Jo will deliver gutsy, rebellious new takes on some of the songs he’s best known for, some he learned his trade from, and new tracks that point to the future. Expect explosive energy.

Tickets for the show are being printed as we speak and will be on sale shortly, priced at £10 in advance, from all usual outlets. We’ll let know all the details as soon as we have them! In the meantime, mark the date in your diary – this is a show you will not want to miss.

For more information about FingerHalo, visit www.jocallis.com.

YouTube Videos

February 19th, 2015

Our media section on this site is admittedly a little out of date but don’t forget, there is a whole range of video clips from some of our recent shows for you to enjoy over on our YouTube Channel!

Steve Strange 1959-2015

February 12th, 2015

Party Fears Three are saddened tonight to learn of the untimely passing of Steve Strange. As some of you will remember, we supported Steve a few years ago during his last visit to Edinburgh and he was a pleasure to meet and work with. It was a true privilege to share a stage with such a legendary figure from back in the day and no-one can dispute that the contribution he made to both the music and the scene itself was very significant. His place in the history books of both fashion and popular music is assured and deserved.

 

Steve Strange / Detroit Stars Flyer