Mick Talbot

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Mick Talbot
Kevin Rowland.jpg
Talbot (rear) with Kevin Rowland (front) and Dexys
Background information
Birth name Michael Talbot
Born (1958-09-11) 11 September 1958 (age 56)
Wimbledon, London
Genres Rock, pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1970s–present
Associated acts Style Council, Dexys, The Merton Parkas, The Bureau, Boogie Box High, Galliano, Gene, Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson

Michael "Mick" Talbot (born 11 September 1958, Wimbledon, London) is an English keyboardist probably best known as a founder of The Style Council.

Career[edit]

Talbot played with the late 1970s mod revivalists The Merton Parkas, Dexys Midnight Runners and The Bureau and can be seen in the latter's music video for their song "Only For Sheep". In 1982 he started working with Paul Weller to form The Style Council which released their first records early in 1983. Since the break-up of the Style Council in March 1990,[1] Talbot has continued to play with Weller on his solo material. He is a member of the current line-up of Dexys (formerly Dexys Midnight Runners).[2]

He has also released albums with fellow former Style Council member Steve White, under the name Talbot/White. He has since begun playing alongside White and former Ocean Colour Scene bass guitar player Damon Minchella, in the jazz/funk band, The Players. Talbot played keyboards in Galliano, on tour with Gene, and on the 1991 Young Disciples album, Road to Freedom. Talbot toured the UK in 2009 with Candi Staton.

In 2014 he worked with Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey on the album "Going Back Home".[3] He also worked with Daltrey and Pete Townshend on their 2014 single release "Be Lucky."[4]



References[edit]

  1. ^ Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 468. CN 5585. 
  2. ^ "Dexys announce full details of new album 'One Day I'm Going To Soar'". Uncut. IPC Media. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wilko Johnson records new album with Roger Daltre". Musicweek. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Michaels, Sean (26 September 2014), The Who unveil Be Lucky, their first new song in eight years, The Guardian, retrieved 26 September 2014 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Munn, Iain (2006). Mr Cool's Dream. The Complete History of the Style Council. Wholepoint Publications. ISBN 0-9551443-0-2.