John Watts’ career includes 20 albums and over 3000 concerts worldwide with success spanning continental Europe. Peter Gabriel, Steve Cropper, and Dexy’s Midnight Runners have all contributed to recordings. In terms of shows, John’s band Fischer-Z have performed to crowds of 167,000 alongside James Brown in East Berlin and toured with both The Police and Dire Straits. John ended Fischer-Z at Inter Milan stadium in 1982 but he’s back as Fischer-Z and better than ever! 2017 saw the release of ‘Building Bridges’ and thanks to its success, Fischer-Z played to crowds reminiscent of the 79' - 82' hay day. Selling 10,000 tickets in Germany this autumn as well as selling out both De Roma (1800) in Antwerp and the Paradiso (1500) in Amsterdam.  

2019 marks the 40th Anniversary for Fischer-Z - look for worldwide tour dates to be announced soon! 


Building Bridges’ is an album that gets under your skin and sounds better with each play. It’s proof of the undeniable song writing talent of John Watts, a talent that has clearly not diminished after 40 years in the business.
— Jim Rowland




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