Bobby G, born Robert Alan Gubby on 23rd August 1953, is known to millions of people around the world as an original member of Bucks Fizz. The only remaining founder vocalist, Bobby has remained loyal to the group since 1981:  "I never set out to be a big pop-star, that just came with our success. Nevertheless, it has opened doors and allowed me to enjoy many aspects of the entertainment industry, whether behind the scenes during the creative process, or on stage with the huge buzz that I get from performing to a live audience."

Prior to joining the group Bobby ran his own building company and worked as an entertainer in many cabaret clubs. He was starring in the West End musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' when he answered the advert for Bucks Fizz. Following a successful audition the group was formed.

Bobby has worked as a session singer and has written and recorded jingles for commercial television, he has been the voice behind many product advertisements. Bobby has presented television programmes for children, 'Playabout' being one. He wrote the title and incidental music and played the lead role in one episode of the 'Dramarama' series. He has also written several television themes, scoring a hit with the title music for the BBC television series 'Big Deal'.

Bobby sang the lead vocal on the majority of Bucks Fizz songs, including 'One of Those Nights', 'The Land of Make Believe', and 'Talking in Your Sleep'. Not only has he composed and produced many songs for Bucks Fizz, he has also been involved in a number of productions for other successful artistes.

Bobby married his singing partner Heidi in 2000. Speaking to ‘Hello’ magazine, he said of his bride: “She took my breath away. She was stunning, absolutely beautiful.”

Thirty years, and several line-ups later Bobby is still very happy as the anchor man for what has been described as 'the best Bucks Fizz ever'!

 

Heidi Helen Manton was born on 4th December 1970. She trained in singing, Dance and Drama at London’s top stage school ‘Laine Theatre Arts’, for three years. She became Laines' student of the year as well as winning an award for ‘Most outstanding student’.

Heidi's Theatre credits include:-
Princess Ying Yaowalack, ‘King and I’, Theatre Royal, Bath.
Marta, ‘Sound of Music’, Theatre Royal, Bath.
National Star Trail, Runner up, London Palladium.
Duffy, ‘Annie’, Bristol Hippodrome.
Star to be, ‘Annie’, Bristol Hippodrome.
Miss Muffet, ‘Mother Goose’ Billingham Theatre.
Princess, ’Aladdin’, City Varieties, Leeds.
Maid Marian, ‘Babes in the Woods’, Billingham Theatre.
Heidi also played the lead role of Bernadette’s Mother in the
promotion for the West End musical ‘Bernadette’.

At nineteen Heidi went to work for ‘Borne Leisure’ as an Entertainer Redcoat and after only two weeks was promoted to her own cabaret spot. Her talents were employed further when she was asked to produce and choreograph the Redcoat shows, additionally presenting numerous television programmes. She also produced shows featuring Bernie Clifton, Grotbags and Stan Boardman. It was at Butlins, while performing in her own shows in 1993, that she was spotted by Bucks Fizz Management and was asked to audition for them. Heidi has now been a member of Bucks Fizz for a longer period than any of her predecessors , she is also the group’s manager.

In 2000, Heidi became Mrs. Bobby G - the happy couple tied the knot in Florida. She told ‘Hello’ magazine, “I felt like Cinderella. I was excited and so nervous, my legs turned to jelly. As I reached Bobby in the gazebo, I could see tears well in his eyes. ’You look beautiful,’ he said, and I thought I was going to cry.”

 

Tammy Leslie Choat was born on 21st April 1971. She started her professional career at the tender age of five when she started training in many aspects of dance.

Work, as a child, included many television commercials, Royal Command Performances, pantomimes at London's Dominion Theatre and the London Palladium, along with a number of TV appearances on Blue Peter and The Bill.

At the age of eighteen, Tammy became one of the world famous Bluecoats before leaving for a career as a solo vocalist, working in clubs and venues in the South-West and Wales. Tammy then joined 'Abraxus', an illusion act, and embarked on a gruelling schedule of summer shows and cruise-ship tours.

Tammy then spent several years in production shows in Turkey, Tunisia and Ibiza before returning to the UK to take up a position as vocalist in a resident band for Haven Holidays.

Tammy joined Bucks Fizz in 2003.

Tammy is a member of 'The Spotlights', a London-based function band who perform at many prestigious venues including the Dorchester, Hilton Park Lane, Manor of Groves and The Prince Regent Hotel to name a few.  She also spends a considerable amount of her time in the studio as a session singer.

 

Paul Stuart Yates
 was born on 26th February 1975.  As a child, Paul learnt to play first the violin from age 5 with the reputable Suzuki group, then the cello through secondary school.

With his dad an accomplished pianist and his mum a talented dancer, Paul was exposed to a variety of music from an early age, and his mum harboured ambitions for Paul and his siblings becoming the new ‘Abba’. Although this never quite materialised, Paul has performed on stage many times with his twin sisters as well as performing and recording with Urban Voice, a choir of which he is a founder member.

During the last 20 years Paul's love of music has seen him work the professional DJ circuit throughout the UK and Europe, however, his passion has always been to sing and act.

Paul has gained many drama nominations and awards for his theatrical work which include amongst others- Gaston (Disney’s Beauty & The Beast); Captain Tempest (Return to the Forbidden Planet); Frederic (Pirates of Penzance), and the lead role of Don (Summer Holiday).  He has also appeared in many pantomimes and is noted for his versatility with such roles as Wishee Washee (Aladdin) and one of the 'Ugly Sisters' (Cinderella)

Paul was delighted when asked to audition for Bucks Fizz. He confesses that Making Your Mind Up was the first record he ever bought and has been a fan since those early days. He has been welcomed into the ‘Fizz family’ and is looking forward to a bright future with the group!

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