Tight Fit - Back to the 80s Show

Denise, Steve & Julie Tight Fit burst onto the scene in 1982 courtesy of a surprise hit that was initially regarded as nothing more than a novelty record. ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ began life as an African pop/folk song ‘Mbube’ written by Solomon Linda and recorded by Linda and his band, The Evening Birds in 1939.

But the Lion struck a chord with the discerning British public who flooded into record shops all over the country to grab copies of this little gem, catapulting it to the top of the charts.

The Lion reigned supreme for three weeks, spending almost four months in the Top 40 with the follow-up, Fantasy Island, reaching No.5 and camping in the higher echelons of the chart for an impressive 12 weeks.


More success followed courtesy of the single Secret Heart and the huge popularity Tight Fit enjoyed led to extensive touring in Europe and innumerable appearances on a multitude of Television Networks.

Exhausted by the constant heavy workload and the pressures of fame, Tight Fit needed a break but, as founding member Julie Harris said 'We didn't know it was going to be such a long one!'

A flame that burned so brightly is virtually impossible to extinguish and Julie bided her time (which included raising a family) until, with the help of acclaimed guitarist Paul Brittain, she’d assembled a group of experienced and highly skilled musicians that are not only up for the resurrection but willing and able to do justice to the Tight Fit name.