Laurence O'Keefe (rock musician)

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Laurence O'Keefe
Born (1965-01-02) 2 January 1965 (age 52)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Origin Ipswich, Suffolk, England[1]
Genres Alternative rock, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals
Years active late 1980s–present
Associated acts Levitation, Dark Star, The Jazz Butcher, Dead Can Dance, Heidi Berry, Martina Topley-Bird, The Hope Blister

Laurence O'Keefe (born 2 January 1965 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is an English bassist, best known as a member of Dark Star and Levitation.

Prior to joining Levitation in 1990, O'Keefe had played with several artists includingThe Jazz Butcher. Levitation released several EPs and single plus one album, and split in 1994. He reunited with former Levitation bandmates Christian Hayes and David Francolini in 1996 to form Dark Star, who released Twenty Twenty Sound in 1999 before splitting in 2001. He also formed The Hope Blister with Ivo Watts-Russell in 1997.[2][3][4]

Following the demise of Dark Star, O'Keefe has continued work as a session musician and toured with the likes of Sophia, Dead Can Dance and Martina Topley-Bird.


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  2. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003). The Great Indie Discography. Edinburgh: Canongate. pp. 381, 835. ISBN 978-1-841-95335-9.
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy (undated). "Dark Star Biography" Allmusic. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  4. ^ Ankeny, Jason (undated). "The Hope Blister Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 September 2013.

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