Mick Talbot

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Mick Talbot is probably best known as a founder member of The Style Council...

In the late 1970s he also played with mod revivalists The Merton Parkas before joining Dexy’s Midnight Runners. In 1982 he started working with Paul Weller to form The Style Council which released their first records a year later.

After four studio albums and landmark performances at the likes of Live Aid, the band eventually went their separate in early 1990. However, south Londoner Mick continued to play with Weller on his solo material and also released albums with fellow former Style Council member Steve White under the moniker Talbot/White.

Mick backstage at Summer Soulstice 2016. Photo by Gary Kypa © Summer Soulstice Ltd.

Among other projects, he’s also played keyboards in Galliano, worked on Young Disciples’ much-lauded 1991 album ‘Road To Freedom’, toured with the legendary Candi Staton (in 2009) and worked with Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey on their studio collaboration long player in 2014. His keyboard skills even featured on CJ Mackintosh‘s classic club remix of Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson‘s ‘The Best Things In Life Are Free’.

We were blessed to have Mick join the ‘All-Stars’ band which was put together by Ernie McKone at Summer Soulstice 2016, which backed the likes of Omar, Kenny Thomas and Natasha Watts on that very enjoyable Saturday afternoon.


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