ABC (often spelled with three stars) is a new wave band from Sheffield, England fronted by singer-songwriter Martin Fry. One of the biggest acts of the new romantic boom for a time, they're best known for their critically and commercially acclaimed 1982 debut album 'The Lexicon Of Love'. They charted ten U.K. and five U.S.
Top 40 singles between 1981 and 1990. Their latest album, 'Traffic', was released in April 2008. Martin Fry had some underground success as a music journalist with the fanzine 'Modern Drugs', interviewing various British pop and rock groups, before he decided to join a band himself. ABC has its roots in the group Vice Versa, a Sheffield electronic music outfit formed in 1977 by Stephen Singleton and Mark White.
They founded their own label, 'Neutron Records', and released an EP. Fry started off with the act as a synthesizer player. By 1980, the band had evolved into ABC, with Fry becoming the lead vocalist. The group's first single, "Tears Are Not Enough", made the U.K.Make ABC Playlist