Blue October (British band)

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This article is about the British band. For the American band of the same name, see Blue October.
Blue October
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Blue October in 2007; Ross Carter, Glen Wisbey, Nic Johnston, Chris Taubert
Background information
Origin Dagenham, Essex, England
Genres Alternative
Synthpop
Pop
Dance
Years active 1995-present
Labels A Different Drum
Website www.blueoctober.co.uk
Members Glen Wisbey
Chris Taubert
Nic Johnston
Chris Beecham
Past members Barney Miller (deceased) 1996-1998
Ross Carter 1999-2010

Blue October is an English synthpop/pop/dance band based in Essex, formed in 1996 by Glen Wisbey and Barney Miller.

Their first album Incoming was released in 1998, on the US record label, A Different Drum. Tragedy was to strike suddenly as Miller unexpectedly died soon afterwards. In 2001 a second album, Preaching Lies to the Righteous was released with Ross Carter replacing Miller as vocalist. A third album, One Day Silver, One Day Gold was released in 2005 as a third member, Chris Taubert, joined the band.

2008 saw the release of their fourth album from Walk Amongst the Living. Produced by Steve Travell, the album saw the band push their sound further with the introduction of live drums and heavier guitar sounds.[citation needed]

In 2010 Carter left the band, who have since recruited Chris Beecham as replacement. June 2010 saw the band start work on their, as yet, untitled fifth studio album.

In addition to the album releases, Blue October have appeared on a number of compilation albums, including the Microsoft Xbox game, Dance Dance Revolution Ultra Mix 4.

Current line-up[edit]

Live line-up[edit]

  • Chris Beecham - lead vocals
  • Glen Wisbey - keyboards
  • Chris Taubert - keyboards
  • Nic Johnston - guitars
  • Bob Malkowski - drums

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
1998 Incoming First album
2001 Preaching Lies to the Righteous Second album
2005 One Day Silver, One Day Gold Third album
2007 Incoming - Remastered Remastered album and bonus CD
2008 Walk Amongst the Living Fourth album

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
1997 "Incoming" Incoming
1999 "Believe" Incoming
2000 "Stranded" Preaching Lies to the Righteous
2002 "Mistakes" Preaching Lies to the Righteous
2004 "Free" One Day Silver, One Day Gold
2007 "Let Me See" 1 Walk Amongst the Living
  • 1 Digital single.

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