Final Solution was an organisation that promoted post-punk concert in Great Britain from 1978 till 1984.
It was held by Colin Faver, Kevin Millins and Sharon, and involves the best and the greatest post-punk and new wave bands of that time. The gigs had marvellous line-up increased by an amazing graphic-taste for flyers and posters.
"DJ Colin Faver’s first involvement with music came when his friend offered him a part time job in a record shop, Small Wonder Records. He became a big fan of the punk and new wave music the shop specialized in and began to look for new acts to sign up and release on the newly formed Small Wonder record label. Colin also designed and produced label & sleeve artwork for many of the fifty odd releases. After meeting many of the leading bands involved in the scene, Colin decided to promote his own concerts and club nights. With partner Kevin Millins he started a company Final Solution for this purpose. Their different approach to the business and creative selection of venues and line-ups gained them a great reputation in the industry. JOY DIVISION, NEW ORDER, CABARET VOLTAIRE, THROBBING GRISTLE, BAUHAUS, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN and CULTURE CLUB are just a few of the many acts he worked with."
[from Fantazia Rave Archive]
''Final Solution Music Limited was incorporated on 07 May 1980. The company's status is listed as "Dissolved"and it had 2 at the time it closed. Final Solution Music Limited does not have any child companies.''
''Before setting off on the tour Robert and Daniel played a single night at the Cryptic One Club under Trinity Church, Bishops Bridge Road, Paddington, along with Metabolist, Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle. This was one of many great nights organised in unusual venues by the gig promoters 'Final Solution' - or Colin Faver (who worked in Small Wonder Records in Walthamstow, London) and Kevin Millins - who deserve credit for the role they played. Colin subsequently became a DJ on the rave scene. By the way Colin, if you ever read this, you still have my copy of the 1st Annual Report by Throbbing Gristle (on cassette) - 30 years is a long loan!'''
[from keith neuro blog]
''Indeed the expanded Skidoo were coming on in leaps and bounds, their influences ranging from The Pop Group, Parliament and Fela Kuti to Can, Eno and This Heat. Having impressed Colin Faver of London promoters Final Solution, the precocious sextet played several high-profile shows, including the University of London Union with The Associates, The Sound and Repetition on 30 January 1981, and North London Polytechnic with A Certain Ratio and Bush Tetras on 27 March. '''
[from 23 skidoo]
''Back in 1979 when the Teardrops and Bunnymen played lots of London area shows for Final Solution, Kevin Millins’ underground promotion company, the bills often featured Scritti Politti along with A Certain Ratio, Joy Division, Orchestral Manoeuvres, etc. ''
A selection of flyer, poster: