THE STORY SO FAR
1985 – PRESENT DAY
It was at that point the bands manifesto, became clear. Merge electronic dance beats, driving bass lines, and heavy staccato guitar, a combination and sound that would eventually find mainstream success via the output of Chicago label ‘Wax Trax’ and Nine Inch Nails under the guise of ‘Industrial Music’. The final addition to the original BFG sound was vocalist B.J. Williams.
Upon hearing the early demo of Paris / Amelia, Pete Hook invited B. F. G. to support New Order on tour, bringing the band immediately to a wider audience.
The BFG sound had dramatically altered and was now moving in a much more melodic ‘dark wave’ direction which resulted in the bands debut album ‘Fathoms’. Numerous European tours followed including appearances in front of 15,000 at the Lorely Stadium alongside Bjork and the Pogues and at the WDR Festival with New Model Army, Dinosaur Jnr. and Wire.
Steve and Paul then left BFG and formed ‘Who By Fire’ and continued to tour Europe.
Thanks to Paul Wayman, Guy Hatton (Utah Saints) and Andy Fletcher (Mark Rileys Creepers) and Andy Wright who all performed live with BFG.