Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Singer/songwriter Bill Fox first surfaced in 1985, fronting the cult-favorite Cleveland indie band the Mice; after releasing an acclaimed album, Scooter, and an EP, For Almost Ever, the group disbanded in 1988, and Fox essentially vanished from the music scene for close to a decade. Upon returning to action in 1996 with the solo single "Bird of the World," he assembled a new backing group dubbed the Radio Flyers to record the 1997 LP Shelter From the Smoke, which combined his rootsy power-pop sound with homespun lo-fi production values. The follow-up, Transit Byzantium, appeared a year later.