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             THE BLUE OX BABES                                                THE BUREAU


                 ANDY LEEK      THE TKO HORNS                 THE STYLE COUNCIL               GENERAL PUBLIC

 HELEN O'HARA                                              FLAG                   THESE TENDER VIRTUES

                   NEIGHBOURHOOD                                 TALBOT & WHITE    BASEHART        STOKER

                       BLACK 47          ARCHIE BROWN & THE YOUNG BUCKS       PETE WILLIAMS    

Considering Dexys' high turn-over of band members and the quality of musicians involved it is hardly surprising that many ex-Midnight Runners went on to be in other bands. This page features a small selection of songs performed by people who have been a part of the Dexys story together with links to pages about those artists. Once complete, this page will link to biographies and discographies of all Dexys-related musicians and groups.

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 The Killjoys Kevin Rowland's pre-Dexys punk band which also briefly featured Kevin Archer.

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 The Bureau The band formed after the split in the ranks of the original line-up of Dexys Midnight Runners.

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Blue Ox Babes Kevin Archer's post-Dexys band featuring many ex-Midnight Runners.

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 These Tender Virtues Pete Williams' mid-80s 'art-rock' group.

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Pete Williams/Basehart Pete Williams' post-These Tender Virtues band and solo projects.

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Helen O'Hara From Emerald Express to solo success... the continuing story of the former Miss Bevington!

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TKO Horns The further adventures of the Dexys brass section: Elvis Costello, Madness... and several steps beyond!

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Secret Affair British band which flew the flag of the  Late 70s/Early 80's Mod revival - and featured a pre-Dexys Seb Shelton on drums.

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 General Public Mid-80s group formed by ex-Beat members Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger together with ex-Dexys members, Stoker and Micky Billingham.
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 Neighbourhood Late-80s pop-soul-funk band featuring Dexys' horn duo, Geoff Blythe and Jimmy Paterson. (Coming soon).

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 Black 47 Irish-American band formed in the late-1980s featuring Dexys sax-man Geoff Blythe. (Under Construction).

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 Stoker The further adventures of Dexys one-time drummer... from banging the sticks to producing the hits.  (Coming soon).

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 Mick Talbot Biography and selected discographies of the Dexys, Bureau and Style Council keyboard player. (Under Construction).

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 Andy Leek Biography and discographical information about the solo career of the Dexys and Blue Ox Babes keyboard man. (Under Construction).

   
   

The selection of featured songs below will be updated regularly so please call back soon to sample some more rarities.

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 "SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT" 

Demo (recorded early 1981)

The Bureau
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Group formed by ex-members of Dexys Midnight Runners in late 1980, featuring Geoff Blythe, Pete Williams, Steve Spooner, Mick Talbot and Stoker alongside Paul Taylor and ex-Upset members Archie Brown and Rob Jones.

READ MORE ABOUT THE BUREAU

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 "GREGORY RIGHT"

1985 demo of the "Apples & Oranges" album track

BUY ALBUM HERE

The Blue Ox Babes
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Group formed by Kevin Archer after he left Dexys Midnight Runners in 1981 featuring numerous musicians with Dexys connections including Andy Leek, Helen O'Hara, Pete Williams, Steve Shaw, Steve Wynne, Geoff Blythe and Jim Paterson.

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 "WHY DID I START TO SEE YOU?"

From the album "Midnight Music", recorded c.1983 and finally released in 2009.

Andy Leek

One-time Hammond organ player with Dexys whose subsequent career has, arguably, been the most successful of any ex-Midnight Runner, including such hi-lights as working with producers George Martin and Tony Visconti, having one of his compositions covered by Frida Lyngstad of Abba fame, and enjoying a Number One hit in the Lebanon.

Visit Andy Leek's website

These audio files are provided for listening purposes only and are not intended for downloading.

 

FAMILY TREE TIME-LINE

1976:
Lucy & The Lovers are formed, featuring singer Kevin Rowland.

1977:
The Killjoys are formed by Rowland and other members of Lucy & The Lovers.

1978:
Kevin Archer joins the Killjoys.

The Killjoys split up.

Dexys Midnight Runners are formed.

1980:
The Upset, featuring Archie Brown and Rob Jones, support Dexys on tour.

Dexys Midnight Runners fracture leading to the formation of The Bureau. Seb Shelton leaves Secret Affair to join the new-look Dexys.

1981:
Kevin Archer leaves Dexys to form The Blue Ox Babes.

Helen Bevington plays fiddle on The Blue Ox Babes demos.

1982:
Helen Bevington plays on tracks for the new Dexys Midnight Runners album, under the pseudonym of "Helen O'Hara".

The Bureau split-up.

Paterson, Speare and Maurice leave Dexys - subsequently forming brass section, The TKO Horns.


Pete Williams performs with The Blue Ox Babes.

The original line-up of The Blue Ox Babes split up with Andy Leek subsequently recording an album's worth of solo songs.

1983:
Pete Williams forms These Tender Virtues.

Mick Talbot forms The Style Council with Paul Weller.

1984:
General Public, featuring Micky Billingham and Stoker, release debut album.

1985:
Kevin Archer puts together new line-up of Blue Ox Babes.

Archie Brown forms Flag together with Dave Cairns from Secret Affair.


1986:
Dexys Midnight Runners split-up.

Steve Shaw features on General Public's second album.

1988:
The Blue Ox Babes record three singles and material for a planned album.

Kevin Rowland releases his first solo album.

Helen O'Hara performs with Tanita Tikaram.

Andy Leek releases the solo album "Say Something".

Jim Paterson and Geoff Blythe team up again in The Neighbourhood.

1989:
Black 47, featuring Geoff Blythe on sax, are formed.

1990:
Helen O'Hara releases debut solo album.

1992:
Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson reform Dexys, recording several demos.

1993:
Dexys Midnight Runners perform two songs live on TV.

1994:
Pato Banton's Stoker-produced single "Baby, Come Back" is released.

1998:
 Helen O'Hara releases second solo album.

1999:
Kevin Rowland releases second solo album.

2003:
Dexys Midnight Runners reform for new recordings and tour.

2005:
The Bureau reunite to promote the re-release of their 1981 album.

2008:
The Bureau release new album, "...And Another Thing".

2009:
The Blue Ox Babes' 1988 album "Apples And Oranges" is finally released.

Andy Leek releases album of old solo recordings entitled "Midnight Music".

2011:
Jim Paterson and Geoff Blythe team up with Archie Brown in GI Blythe.

2012:
Pete Williams releases his debut solo album.

Dexys release new album and tour extensively.



For a more detailed Dexys history, see DEXYS DIARY