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.