Independent label: The Fat Lady Sings was formed in Dublin in March 1986. Fronted by singer and songwriter Nick Kelly, the initial line-up also comprised Robert Hamilton (drums), Dave Sweeney (guitars) and Finbarr O’Riordan (bass). Almost immediately after forming, they relocated to London, and remained there for the rest of their eight year career. They remained self-financed and self-managed for eighteen months, building a substantial live following. In January 1994, the band split when their frontman Kelly announced that he was quitting. Distributed By Pinnacle Records.