Dexys Midnight Runners
Dexys Midnight Runners are a British New Wave pop/soul band from Birmingham, England. The group was first formed in 1978 by singer/guitarist/songwriter Kevin Rowland and singer/guitarist Kevin Archer. The other original members were: Jim Paterson (trombone), Geoff Blythe (saxophone), Steve Spooner (alto saxophone), Pete Saunders (keyboards), Peter ...
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Dexys Midnight Runners are a British New Wave pop/soul band from Birmingham, England. The group was first formed in 1978 by singer/guitarist/songwriter Kevin Rowland and singer/guitarist Kevin Archer. The other original members were: Jim Paterson (trombone), Geoff Blythe (saxophone), Steve Spooner (alto saxophone), Pete Saunders (keyboards), Peter Williams (bass), and Bobby Ward (drums). Dexys Midnight Runners were distinguished by their scruffy working class look and their inspired blend of Irish folk and Northern soul music. The band's debut single "Dance Stance" barely cracked the UK Top 40 pop charts at #40 in 1979. Dexys Midnight Runners scored a much more substantial hit with the rousing "Geno," which peaked at #1 on the UK pop charts in 1980. The follow-up song "There, There, My Dear" likewise did well; it went all the way to #7. The group's first album "Searching for the Young Soul Rebels" proved to be a massive success as well. Dexys Midnight Runners cracked the UK Top 20 in the summer of 1981 with the single "Show Me." Rowland added fiddle players Helen O'Hara, Steve Brennan, and Roger MacDuff to the line-up in the early 80s. The band released their second album "Too-Rye-Ay" in 1982. Dexys Midnight Runners hit it straight out of the ballpark with their biggest and most beloved smash song: The infectiously bouncy and upbeat "Come on Eileen," which soared to #1 on the pop charts in both England and America alike. "Come on Eileen" was the best-selling single in Britain in 1982 and won the award for Best British single at the BRIT Awards in 1983. The group reached the UK Top 5 pop charts once again with the follow-up tune "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)" and had another UK Top 20 success with the single "Let's Get This Straight (From the Start)." Dexys Midnight Runners released their third album "Don't Stand Me Down" in 1985; this particular album was ill-received by music critics and proved to be a commercial disappointment. After landing one last UK Top 20 chart success with "Because of You" in 1986, the band broke up that same year. In 2003 Rowland reformed the group for a successful concert tour of England in both October and November. Rowland has announced a possible fourth album by Dexys Midnight Runners; said fourth album "One Day I'm Going Soar" was finally released in 2012 to favorable reviews under the shortened group name Dexys. Show less «
Dexys Midnight Runners's FILMOGRAPHY
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a
nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...