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The Business


Groupe de musique Oi Punk du Royaume-Uni formé en 1979


The Business were an English oi! band formed in 1979 in Lewisham, South London, England. The band lasted for four decades until their frontman Micky Fitz died from cancer in December 2016.

History

The band was formed in 1979 by school friends Steven ('Steve') Kent (guitar), Michael Fitzsimons ('Micky Fitz') (vocals), Nicholas ('Nick') Cunningham (drums) and Martin Smith (bass). They played their first gig in front of friends in February 1980, and after taking on Lol Pryor as manager, began performing more often. The band's first release was the song "Out in the Cold" on the A Sudden Surge of Sound compilation album. They played their first Oi! concert in 1981, supporting The 4-Skins, and they became closely associated with the Oi! scene from then on. While the Oi! movement was labelled as far right and racist (despite the fact that several Oi! bands played at Rock Against Racism concerts), The Business took a stance against political extremism with their Oi Against Racism and Political Extremism ...But Still Against The System tour. Despite standing apart from the far-right, the band also criticized communists in songs like "Suburban Rebels."

In November 1981, they released their debut single, "Harry May", which spent over three months in the UK Indie Chart, reaching No. 13. The initial line-up split up in late 1981, with Kent, Cunningham, and Smith forming Q-Bow, but Fitz carried on with Pryor, recruiting Graham Ball on guitar, Mark Brennan and Steve Whale from The Blackout, and John Fisher on drums. The new line-up made their live debut in January 1982, after which Ball and Fisher departed, leaving the band as a four-piece, with Kev Boyce of The Blackout on drums. The new line-up recorded the Smash the Discos EP, which was a No. 3 indie hit, and after a short tour, they recorded their debut album, which was to be called Loud, Proud, and Punk. The master tapes for the album went missing after disagreements between the band's label and the studio, forcing them to re-record the album, which was released as Suburban Rebels in May 1983. The album was remixed by their label, Secret, without them knowing, and Secret's financial difficulties limited promotion of the album. Frustrated by this, the band split up, with The Business members forming short-lived bands Chapter and Sabre Dance.Pryor issued a retrospective album consisting of demos and live tracks on his Syndicate label, the success of which prompted the band to reform and record a what was to be marketed as a live album, Loud, Proud, and Punk. It was actually recorded in a studio, with crowd noise dubbed in later. Pryor renamed his record label Wonderful World and issued several Business albums in late 1985, with the Drinking and Driving tour following. The name of the tour caused controversy, with tabloid journalists accusing the band of condoning drunk-driving, although the title was tongue-in-cheek.In late 1986, Brennan and Pryor founded Link Records, and with Brennan becoming increasingly busy running the label, the band split up again. In 1992, Fitz performed a few songs guesting with The Elite and he reformed the band to play a benefit concert for Bobby Moore, who had recently died of cancer. Brennan later started a new record label, Captain Oi! Records and did not join the reformed band. The band's line-up then became Micky Fitz (singer), Steve Whale (guitar), Lol Proctor (bass) and Micky Fairbairn (drums). The band released a new single "Anywhere But Here" and new album Keep The Faith in 1994. After a number of tours in Western Europe, the band played their first gigs in America in August 1994. In 1997 The Business released The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth which was produced by Lars Frederiksen from Rancid. In 2000, the band joined together with Dropkick Murphys to release Mob Mentality. The band's final studio album, No Mercy For You was released in 2001. Their biggest hit song in recent times, "England 5 - Germany 1", (based on the result of a World Cup Qualifying match in 2001), became a football anthem for England and even appeared in the 2004 teen comedy EuroTrip. Despite various line-up changes, the band's popularity continued to grow.

By 2006 Fitz had rebuilt his band after overcoming his alcoholism, this year saw the band take on a 2-month tour of the US with the line-up of Fitz (singer), Robin Guy (drums), Daniel (guitar) and what would become long serving Trots (bass). In September 2006, Fitz recruited long time friend Tosh (of Section 5) to play guitar, shortly followed by Bundie on drums. The band took to the studio in Berlin and recorded three covers, this session featured Mitch Harris of Napalm Death guesting to record the title track 'Mean Girl', originally by one of Fitz's favourite bands Status Quo. This was released by Bad Dog records as an EP, the B side being a live set recorded at the legendary Marquee Club in London from 1982.

Led by a reinvigorated Fitz, the band continued to tour incessantly and broke new ground as the first British Oi! band to play in Chile in 2008, they also visited Australia and New Zealand alongside extensive European and US tours. As well as their touring they also returned to the studio and put out a split 7" with Control. The Mean Girl recordings and Marquee Tapes were combined with the split and a recording from Full Force Festival to make the US mini album 'Doing The Business'

In 2010 Tosh departed the band and after a short stint with rocker Johny Skullknuckles the band's final line-up was completed with Fish (of The Skeptix, Discharge and Demon) taking over on six string duties. Around this time the band had taken to the studio to record what would be their last release, 'Back in The Day', it saw the studio return of original guitarist and principal songwriter Steve Kent who performed guitar and backing vocals on the recording. The 7" was eventually released on Randale Records and Sailors Grave Records in 2014.

The band continued on their way, returning to South America to play São Paulo, taking on a headline tour of Australia and New Zealand, (with visits to Singapore and Bangkok along the way) and made a triumphant return to Japan in 2014, with a quick visit to South Korea while they were in the area.

In the summer of 2015 Fitz was diagnosed with cancer, as with his life he met the challenge head on and refused to let the public know of his diagnosis until after he had completed the final run of shows. The band performed what would be their final show in October 2015 in Badalona, Spain.

In April 2019, some of the classic line up (Steve Whale, Steve Kent and Micky Fairbairn) joined by JJ Pearce on bass (the Last Resort) performed at the Punk and Disorderly festival in Berlin. Roi Pearce (The Last Resort) Sebi (Stomper 98) and Mike Brands (Arch Rivals) appeared as guest singers. This marked the first time former members of The Business had performed without Micky Fitz playing The Business songs. The same line up, joined by Beki Bondage (Vice Squad) performed at Rebellion 2019. A toast was raised to Fitz's memory at both shows.

Death of Micky Fitz

In late 2015, Micky Fitz was diagnosed with cancer on the lymph gland and underwent radiotherapy. On 1 December 2016 it was announced that Fitz had died.

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Membres du groupe :   John Fisher, Mick Fairbairn, Mick Fitzsimons, Steve Whale, Jon Trickey, Bundie, Trots, Martin Klosec, Lol Proctor, Nick Cunningham, Kevin Boyce, Stephen Brookes, Steve Kent, Martin Smith, John Fisher, Mark Brennan




- Discographie -

43 albums

The Business - 1980-88

1980-88

2018 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
CD, Box Set Album105 Pistes
Captain Oi!


The Business - Street Punk Riot

Street Punk Riot

2017 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 7"4 Pistes
Mohican Tunes Records


The Business - 1980-81 Complete Studio Collection

1980-81 Complete Studio Collection

2016 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"16 Pistes
Daily Records


The Business - Back In The Day

Back In The Day

2014 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 7"3 Pistes
Randale Records


The Business - Don

Don't Give A Fuck / Hooligan Rock 'n' Roll

2009 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 7"2 Pistes
"i Used To Fuck People Like You In Prison" Re...


The Business - Mean Girl

Mean Girl

2008 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
CD Mini-Album8 Pistes
Bad Dog Records


The Business - Suburban Rebels - Live At Rio

Suburban Rebels - Live At Rio's

2005 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
DVD Album18 Pistes
Cherry Red Films


The Business - Under The Influence

Under The Influence

2003 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Album CD14 Pistes
Rhythm Vicar


The Business - Hardcore Hooligan

Hardcore Hooligan

2003 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Album CD Compilation12 Pistes
Burning Heart Records


The Business - Hell 2 Pay

Hell 2 Pay

2002 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
CD Single3 Pistes
Golf


The Business - No Mercy For You

No Mercy For You

2001 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Album CD16 Pistes
Burning Heart Records


The Business - Harry May

Harry May

2000 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Album CD Compilation24 Pistes
Harry May Record Company


The Business - Live

Live

1998 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Album CD16 Pistes
Catfish Records


The Business - One Common Voice / One Thing Left To Say

One Common Voice / One Thing Left To Say

1997 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 7"2 Pistes
Taang! Records


The Business - The Truth The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth

The Truth The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth

1997 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"14 Pistes
Burning Heart Records


The Business - Loud, Proud And Oi!

Loud, Proud And Oi!

1996 - Royaume-Uni
Oi
Album CD Compilation18 Pistes
Dojo


The Business - Do They Owe Us A Living / Harry May

Do They Owe Us A Living / Harry May

1996 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 7"2 Pistes
Fear And Loathing


The Business - Death II Dance

Death II Dance

1996 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 7"3 Pistes
Taang! Records


The Business - Harry May - The Singles Collection

Harry May - The Singles Collection

1996 - Royaume-Uni
Oi
Vinyle 12"26 Pistes
Taang! Records


The Business - The Complete Singles Collection

The Complete Singles Collection

1995 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Album CD Compilation26 Pistes
Anagram Records


The Business - Suburban Rebels / Welcome To The Real World

Suburban Rebels / Welcome To The Real World

1994 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Album CD Compilation25 Pistes
Dojo Limited


The Business - Anywhere But Here

Anywhere But Here

1994 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
CD EP3 Pistes
Walzwerk Records


The Business - Keep The Faith

Keep The Faith

1994 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"13 Pistes
Century Media


The Business - Smash The Disco

Smash The Disco's / Loud, Proud 'N' Punk, Live

1993 - Royaume-Uni
Oi
Album CD Live Compilation31 Pistes
Step-1 Music


The Business - The Best Of The Business

The Best Of The Business

1992 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Album CD Compilation28 Pistes
Link Records


The Business - Suburban Rebels / Smash The Disco

Suburban Rebels / Smash The Disco's

1991 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Album CD Compilation30 Pistes
Link Records


The Business - 1979-1989

1979-1989

1991 - Royaume-Uni
Oi
Album CD Compilation20 Pistes
Blackout! Records


The Business - Live And Loud!!

Live And Loud!!

1989 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"13 Pistes
Link Records


The Business - In And Out Of Business

In And Out Of Business

1989 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"16 Pistes
Link Records


The Business - Do A Runner / Welcome To The Real World

Do A Runner / Welcome To The Real World

1988 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"4 Pistes
Link Records


The Business - Smash The Disco

Smash The Disco's

1988 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"15 Pistes
Link Records


The Business - Welcome To The Real World

Welcome To The Real World

1988 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"12 Pistes
Link Records


The Business - Singalong A Business

Singalong A Business

1986 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"14 Pistes
Dojo


The Business - Back To Back Volume 2 - Suburban Rebels / Smash The Discos

Back To Back Volume 2 - Suburban Rebels / Smash The Discos

1985 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"30 Pistes
Wonderful World


The Business - Back To Back - Official Bootleg 1980-81 / Loud Proud & Punk Live

Back To Back - Official Bootleg 1980-81 / Loud Proud & Punk Live

1985 - Royaume-Uni
Oi
Vinyle 12"33 Pistes
Wonderful World


The Business - Get Out Of My House

Get Out Of My House

1985 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"4 Pistes
Wonderful World


The Business - Drinkin

Drinkin' + Drivin'

1985 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 7"2 Pistes
Diamond Record Corporation


The Business - Saturdays Heroes

Saturdays Heroes

1985 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"11 Pistes
Harry May Record Company


The Business - Loud Proud And Punk - Live

Loud Proud And Punk - Live

1984 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"14 Pistes
Syndicate Records


The Business - 1980-81 Official Bootleg

1980-81 Official Bootleg

1983 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"15 Pistes
Syndicate Records


The Business - Suburban Rebels

Suburban Rebels

1983 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"13 Pistes
Secret Records


The Business - Out Of Business

Out Of Business

1982 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Vinyle 12"4 Pistes
Secret Records


The Business - Oi! Pour La France

Oi! Pour La France

- Royaume-Uni
Punk, Oi
Cassette Album19 Pistes
S.t.o. Productions




- Vidéos The Business -

51 Vidéos

Get Out While You Can
The Business
SUBURBAN REBELS
The Business
Drinking And Driving
The Business
The Best Of The Business (Full Album)
The Business
Welcome To The Real World
The Business
1980-1981 Official Bootleg
The Business
Product
The Business
No emotions
The Business
Saturdays heroes ( Full album )
The Business
The Business-Out In The Cold
The Business
Get Out Of My House (1986)
The Business
Smash The Disco´s (Full Album)
The Business
The BUSINESS. 1985. get out of my house. subs
The Business
One Thing Left To Say
The Business
The Business-Crime of the Century
The Business
The Business-Spirit of the Sweet
The Business
Informer
The Business
One Common Voice
The Business
Blood ties
The Business
The Truth, The Whole Truth & Nothing But The Truth
The Business
Do A Runner
The Business
Welcome To The Real World
The Business
Maradona
The Business
The Business , Keep The Faith =;-)
The Business
Guinness Boys
The Business
Hardcore Hooligan
The Business
Don't Give A Fuck (2010)
The Business
Heres Johnny
The Business
The Business (smack) - fire down under
The Business
Under the influence ( Full album )
The Business
The Business ‎– Mean Girl (Full EP 2010)
The Business
Harry May
The Business
The Business-Suburban Rebels (Live Rio's Bradford 1998)
The Business
The Business- Harry May (Live Rio's Bradford 1998)
The Business
Real Enemy
The Business
Spirit of the Streets
The Business
National Insurance Blacklist
The Business
SUBURBAN REBELS
The Business
Smash The Disco´s (Full Album)
The Business
'Real Enemy' 16.4.11
The Business
DO THEY OWE US A LIVING
The Business
England 5 - Germany 1
The Business
1980-1981 Official Bootleg
The Business
No One Likes Us
The Business
Guinness Boys
The Business
Suburban Rebels 1983
The Business
Suburban Rebels (Full Vinyl)
The Business
Drinking And Driving
The Business
Do Anything You Wanna Do
The Business
Hell 2 Pay
The Business
"Hell 2 Pay" - TKO Records
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