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John Watts is a British musician and The Wave - John Watts - Morethanmusic artist. He was born into a family of singers on 27 December in FrimleySurrey. Watts began his career as a mental health worker having studied clinical psychology before finding success as a musician with his band Fischer-Z. He currently lives and works in BrightonUK. Having played the punk and new wave circuit through the early s, Watts formed the band Fischer-Z with Steve Skolnik at Brunel University in Arriving at a point where punk, art wave, and reggae crossed over, they secured a record deal with UA in alongside the BuzzcocksThe Stranglersand Dr.
Their first album, Word Saladwas released in and was a cult success in the UK John Peel supported the single "Remember Russia"but an even bigger critical success and commercial start across continental Europe. The second album, entitled Going Deaf for a Livingreinforced Watts' trademark insightful and humorous view of the world set against strong melodies. It included the track, "So Long",  his first chart hit single across Europe and in Australia.
The band toured extensively throughout Europe and also made their first trip to America. European success was growing fast and the demand for a new album brought Watts back with the powerfully atmospheric Red Skies Over Paradise Watts split up Fischer-Z in summer His first solo album, One More Twistwas released in along with the debut solo single, One Voiceand was followed in by The Iceberg Model This project incorporated Dexys Midnight Runners ' brass section, strings, improvisations and experimental techniques usually associated with modern classical music.
RevealWatts' seventh studio album, appeared early in This included his biggest single success to date, "The Perfect Day". This was a new sound and totally different personnel. His reluctance to perform older classic material in its original arrangement and his total emphasis on new work has become his trademark. A second album in this series, Fish's Headarrived a year later Including the single "Say No".
After a change of record companies, Watts combined two different sets of recordings to produce the Destination Paradise album The Wave - John Watts - Morethanmusic Will You Be There? Was another chart single and was adopted by the fans as a firm live favourite. Watts' next project was the Kamikaze Shirt album The single "Human Beings", was a harrowing indictment of the low value of human life in many parts of the world.
Until then, Watts had worked with a variety of musicians and band line-ups. Instruments had been arranged around Bad Boy Bass - Central - Vol. IV Millennium song structures. From The Wave - John Watts - Morethanmusic point in his Ancient Aluminum Forest - Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa - Savage Imagination he was to turn this method on its head.
Bigbeatpoetry and the Spiritual Headcase Remixes signalled a much more radical approach to making music. This, Watts' thirteenth album, combined his poetry, prose and song lyrics with Ingo Worner's DJ beats, audio collages and dance floor rhythms.
The title track, Bigbeatpoetrywas a substantial 'Beat' style poem half-spoken over a simple hip-hop beat. His next album, Real Life Is Good Enoughwas recorded spontaneously in a raw 'back to basics' fashion. This was organic multimedia in a different form, the CD accompanied by a page book of related poetry and short stories.
Again, Watts travelled and explored, with the intention of collecting strangers' 'real-life stories', filmed by Sarah Vermeersch. His next Morethanmusic reinforces his reputation as "an artist in music and words. Watts is performing the play at the Edinburgh Festival alongside a world tour incorporating different local musicians at each venue and with a variety of musical styles.
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