NU SHOOZ was formed in 1979 in Portland Oregon. The band played for seven years
around the Pacific Northwest before their single “I Can’t Wait” caught the attention of Gary Bryan of local top40 station KKRZ. Listener reaction to the song was strong and immediate – the kind of response known in radio jargon as “instant phones.”
By the end of 1985 “I Can’t Wait” was a regional hit. But the song really took off when it was remixed by Dutch DJ Pieder Slaghuis. Atlantic Records signed the band in January 1986. “I Can’t Wait” eventually reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Other hits (Point of No Return and Should I Say Yes) followed.
NU SHOOZ was nominated for a ‘Best New Artist’ Grammy in 1987 and earned a Gold record for the album ‘Poolside. Their signature hit “I Can’t Wait’ still plays somewhere on Earth every eleven minutes and has been recorded or sampled by everyone from Vanessa Williams (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’s “Happiness”), to the Mann and 50 Cent “Buzzin’ Remix.” The band was featured on MTV, VH1, and classic music shows like American Bandstand, Solid Gold, and the U.K.’s Top of the Pops. They’ve toured with some of the biggest names in show business including Tina Turner, Billy Ocean, The Time, and the Pointer Sisters. In the summer of 2013 NU SHOOZ was invited to be a part of the FREESTYLE EXPLOSION TOUR, along with other hit 80’s acts LISA LISA, EXPOSE’, STACEY Q, SHANNON, and PRETTY POISON. The tour was a tremendous success and brought the sounds of the 80’s to a whole new audience. This led to the reforming of the NU SHOOZ live band in 2014 and shows that feature songs from ‘Poolside’, ‘Told U So’ and the 2012 release KUNG PAO KITCHEN, a collection of unreleased studio recordings made during the late 80s and early 90s.Official Site
Point of No Return