Brix Smith

Born Nov 12, 1962

Brix Smith-Start is an American singer, guitarist and television presenter, best known for being a member of post-punk band The Fall, and as lead singer and songwriter with The Adult Net.

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  • Brix Smith Start Has A Second Life As A Fashion Retailer
    NYTimes - Sep 18, 2013
  • Brix Smith Start: Ode To Rick
    Huffington Post - Apr 10, 2013
  • Start By Wrapping Yourself In A Punk Pug! Grazia
    Google News - Aug 25, 2011
  • Brix Smith Start Chats About Bringing Back Beachwear Female First.Co.Uk
    Google News - Aug 17, 2011


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1962 Birth Born on November 12, 1962.


1983 20 Years Old Brix married Fall vocalist Mark E. Smith in 1983, and joined the band on guitar and vocals in the same year. … Read More
1985 22 Years Old In 1985, Brix started her side project, The Adult Net, with fellow Fall member, Simon Rogers, and other contributors (including Mark E. Smith). … Read More
1989 26 Years Old She divorced Smith and left The Fall in 1989. … Read More


1993 30 Years Old After leaving The Fall and disbanding The Adult Net, Brix went on to tour with The Bangles. She became romantically involved with violinist Nigel Kennedy, and they collaborated on a cover of Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" which was released as a single in 1993 on Nettwerk.
1994 31 Years Old In 1994, Brix had auditioned for Hole after the death of bassist Kristen Pfaff, but she decided she didn't want to commit to being in the band full-time.
1997 34 Years Old In 1997, she released the Happy Unbirthday EP on Strangelove. … Read More
2002 39 Years Old Brix married Philip Start, and the couple launched an East London boutique, Start, in 2002. … Read More


2011 48 Years Old On 27 February 2011 she appeared as fashion expert on Sky television's coverage of the 2011 Academy Awards.
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