Andrew Schar of The W’s Announces New Band Name and Releases First Single

By Ian DeVaney on August-15-2012 | Filed under News | Tags : , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Share

Andrew Schar of The W’s Announces New Band Name and Releases First Single

If you follow Ska Lives at all, or happen to be a big fan of The W’s, then you’ve probably known for some time that former W’s lead singer, Andrew Schar, has been working on a new project featuring a few other former W’s members and a host of new musicians. Today, he has finally announced that the new band is called The Big Fix. The band has also released their first single titled “Dead Wrong” via Bandcamp. You can read an official statement from the band below.

The Big Fix is a band formed in Sisters, Oregon in 2012 by Andrew Schar.

Andrew Schar is the lead singer of the late nineties Christian band The W’s. During their brief career The W’s sold over 200,000 copies of their debut album (Fourth From the Last), were awarded two GMA Dove Awards, and took part in the WOW 1999 and WOW 2000 compilation albums. Both compilations are double platinum certified for selling over two million copies.
Andrew was one of the main writing forces behind The W’s spiritual yet goofy lyrics and sound.

The W’s abrupt exit from the scene after only three short years left a lot of unfinished business. The Big Fix is here to pick up the torch and continue the race. The music definitely picks up where The W’s left off. With a mixture of upbeat guitars and horns the swing style keeps rolling forward with a modern blues rock twist. Andrew’s love for music and creating has only flourished over the years. The passion for music and his faith is overwhelming obvious with this latest collection of songs.

The first single release from The Big Fix, Dead Wrong, is about the downward spiral we all face when attempting to go through life with our backs turned on God. It relates how easy it is to fall into wrongfully judging others and ignoring the planks in our own eyes. In the end denying our need for God is just fighting a losing battle.

About the author Ian DeVaney

Ian DeVaney currently resides in Minneapolis MN, and is attending North Central University for Music Business. He is probably most well known as the founder/manager of Ska Lives, though he is a fan of many genres including Classic Rock, Alternative, Metal, Folk, Blues, and yes, Ska. He also has experience as a promoter/booking agent. In his spare time he enjoys playing drums and has played on several worship teams over the past few years. Follow on Twitter @Lakesider92 View all posts by Ian DeVaney

11 Responses to 'Andrew Schar of The W’s Announces New Band Name and Releases First Single'

  1. iskelly87 says:

    Great! The W’s were a huge favorite of mind growing up.

  2. The Oogsterday says:

    title=”Looking Forward”
    Well this is exciting news. I always felt like the W’s had more to give and hopefully, if this article is right, they do. It should be interesting to see how Andrew’s writing style has changed. One of the best things about Little A is that he doesn’t always feel the need to reach into the upper hemisphere of his range to make a song good. That’s a quality that few bands possess.

  3. I liked “Trouble With X” so much more than the W’s debut. It’s unfortunate it received next to no attention. I am stoked to check this new band out tho!

  4. Irish Rover says:

    I’m not sure if I’m more surprised that Andrew Schar is forming another band with a “swing style” or that someone under age 75 lives in Sisters, Oregon. If you’ve never been there, it’s located in a gorgeous part of the Cascades but it is a tourist town designed in the old west style and the big draw is the annual Outdoor Quilt Show. Yeehaw!

  5. Bump Galletta says:

    I was never on The W’s bandwagon

  6. Bump Galletta says:

    just incase you were wondering.

  7. Bump Galletta says:

    Im fine with that

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