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On stage in Brooklyn, New York in March 2008
|Also known as||Slade the Leveller|
8 April 1956 |
Jordans, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
|Origin||Bradford, England, UK|
|Labels||Abstract, EMI, Epic, Eagle, Attack Attack|
|Associated acts||New Model Army, Red Sky Coven, Justin Sullivan & Friends|
Justin Edward Sullivan (born 8 April 1956, Jordans, Buckinghamshire) is an English singer and songwriter. He is also the frontman and lyricist of the British rock band New Model Army, which he formed in 1980 together with drummer Robert Heaton and bassist Stuart Morrow in their hometown of Bradford, Yorkshire. In the early 1980s he performed under the stage name of "Slade the Leveller", referring to the Levellers. His parents are Quaker.
Apart from his regular New Model Army albums, he has released two live albums with New Model Army material together with various members of the band capturing their off-duty tours, namely Big Guitars in Little Europe together with Dave Blomberg in 1995 and Tales Of The Road together with Dean White and Michael Dean under the name Justin Sullivan & Friends in 2004. He is an active member of Red Sky Coven, which he co-formed, with Rev Hammer, Joolz Denby and Brett Selby. He collaborated with Denby and Heaton on the album Hex, which put music to Denby's poetry, and then recorded "Weird Sister" and "Spirit Stories", also putting music to Denby's poetry.
In 2003 Sullivan debuted as a solo artist with the album Navigating By The Stars. His songs "Tales of the Road", "White Lights", "Lullaby", "Navigating by The Stars" have been remixed by Christoph H. Mueller (Gotan Project) and added to the pre-release soundtrack of Exilée, a thriller by Nemo Sandman (with Denby), director of Wonderful Way to Go and other videos and stills for NMA. In 2007, Sullivan sang on "Who Has Questions For The Dead?" on the This Is Menace album The Scene Is Dead.
New Model Army
- Vengeance (1984)
- No Rest For The Wicked (1985)
- The Ghost of Cain (1986)
- Thunder & Consolation (1989)
- Impurity (1990)
- The Love of Hopeless Causes (1993)
- Strange Brotherhood (1998)
- Eight (2000)
- Carnival (2005)
- High (2007)
- Today Is a Good Day (2009)
- Between Dog and Wolf (2013)
- Between Wine and Blood (2014)
- Winter (2016)
- Raw Melody Men (1991)
- BBC Radio One Live In Concert (1993)
- All of This - The "Live" Rarities (1999)
- ... & Nobody Else (1999)
- Fuck Texas, Sing for Us (2008)
- Radio Sessions '83-'84 (1985)
- B-Sides and Abandoned Tracks (1994)
- Small Town England (1997)
- History - The Singles 85-91 (1992)
- New Model Army 3 x CD (2000)
- The Best (2001)
- Lost Songs (2002)
- Great Expectations – The Singles Collection (2003)
- Original 20 (2004)
- The Collection (2004)
- Anthology (2010)
Red Sky Coven
- Volumes 1 & 2 (1998)
- Volume 3 (2001)
- Volume 5 (2009)
Other album releases
- Hex (1987, with Joolz Denby and Robert Heaton under the moniker of Joolz)
- Big Guitars in Little Europe (1995, with Dave Blomberg).
- Navigating by the Stars (2003, solo)
- Tales of the Road (2004, with Dean White and Michael Dean under the moniker of Justin Sullivan & Friends)
- The Living Infinite by Swedish band Soilwork (2013, guest appearance on "The Windswept Mercy")
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- "Slade the Leveller". Discogs. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
- "New Model Army - Biography". New Model Army. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
- Tipping, Helen. "New Model Army - Interview with Justin Sullivan". Pennyblackmusic. Retrieved 15 February 2017.