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

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!

Summer Festival Appearances

July 14th, 2016

Tribfest / Fringe By The Sea 2016

First of two summer festival appearances is one month away tonight! On Sunday 14th August, you can catch us at Fringe By The Sea in North Berwick where we’ll be playing a joint show with Blondie Tribute band Dirty Harry. And the following weekend, we’ll back at our old favourite Tribfest for their 10th anniversary, headlining the VIP Marque on Saturday 20th. We’re very much looking forward to both shows! Tickets for both events are available now via their respective event pages but if you want a special discount on VIP Tribfest tickets, visit our web shop where we have two left for sale at a 30% discount off the regular prices (including fees).

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.