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Michael "Mick" Talbot (born 11 September 1958) is an English keyboardist, songwriter, composer and record producer. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Talbot is probably best known as a founder of The Style Council. Talbot has been a member of Dexys Midnight Runners, The Merton Parkas, and The Bureau.[1] Career[edit] Talbot played with the late 1970s mod revivalists The Merton Parkas, Dexys Midnight Runners
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
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,[2] 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).[3] 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
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
Wilko Johnson
and Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
on the collaborative studio album Going Back Home.[4] He also worked with Daltrey and Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
on their 2014 single release "Be Lucky."[5] and on Pete Williams' album Roughnecks + Roustabouts (Basehart Recordings), released March 2015.[6]

Book: The Style Council

References[edit]

^ "The Style Council". Discogs. Retrieved 12 December 2012.  ^ Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 468. CN 5585.  ^ Goodwyn, Tom (29 February 2012). "Dexys announce full details of new album 'One Day I'm Going To Soar'". Uncut. IPC Media. Retrieved 1 March 2015.  ^ Ingham, Tim (22 January 2014). " Wilko Johnson
Wilko Johnson
records new album with Roger Daltrey". Musicweek. Retrieved 1 March 2015.  ^ Michaels, Sean (26 September 2014). "The Who unveil Be Lucky, their first new song in eight years". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 September 2014.  ^ Stokes, Paul (11 February 2015). "Dexys' Pete Williams – New Solo Album Preview!". Mojo. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 

Bibliography[edit]

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

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The Style Council

Paul Weller Mick Talbot Dee C. Lee Steve White

Studio albums

Introducing The Style Council Café Bleu Our Favourite Shop The Cost of Loving Confessions of a Pop Group Modernism: A New Decade

Live albums

Home and Abroad The Style Council in Concert

Compilations

The Singular Adventures of The Style Council Here's Some That Got Away The Complete Adventures of The Style Council Greatest Hits

Singles

"Speak Like a Child" "Long Hot Summer" "A Solid Bond in Your Heart "You're the Best Thing" "My Ever Changing Moods" "Shout to the Top!" "Walls Come Tumbling Down!" "Come to Milton Keynes" "The Lodgers" "Boy Who Cried Wolf" "Have You Ever Had It Blue" "It Didn't Matter" "Promised Land"

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Studio albums

Searching for the Young Soul Rebels Too-Rye-Ay Don't Stand Me Down One Day I'm Going to Soar Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul

Compilations

Geno The Very Best of Dexys Midnight Runners BBC Radio One Live in Concert Let's Make This Precious: The Best of Dexys Midnight Runners The Projected Passion Revue Master Series - Dexy's Midnight Runners

Singles

"Dance Stance" "Geno" "There, There, My Dear" "Keep It Part Two (Inferiority Part One)" "Plan B" "Show Me" "Liars A To E" "The Celtic Soul Brothers" "Come On Eileen" "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)" "Let's Get this Straight (From the Start)" "This is What She's Like" "Because of You" "She Got a Wiggle"

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