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Style Council

"The Style Council" were an English musical group formed in 1983 by ex-The Jam singer and guitarist Paul Weller with keyboardist Mick Talbot. Both Weller and Talbot had played a significant part in the Mod Revival. The Style Council also featured a singer called Tracie Young who had solo hits with "The House That Jack Built" and "Give It Some Emotion". The permanent lineup grew to include drummer Steve White and Weller's wife/vocalist Dee C. Lee (now divorced). Other musicians, including a horn section, were brought in as required.

The band's mini-album ''Introducing The Style Council'' showed another level of Weller's songwriting ability and diversity of musical styles, spawning the hit singles ''Speak Like A Child'' (with its loud soul-influenced style), and the haunting synth-ballad ''Long Hot Summer'', both tracks showcasing Talbot's abilities on keyboards and organ.

In 1984, the single "My Ever-Changing Moods" reached #29 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 in the United States, remains to this day Weller's greatest success on the American charts, while the group reached the peak of their success in the U.K. with the 1985 album ''Our Favourite Shop''.


years active 1983 – 1989
origin London, England
music genre Alternative music
current members Paul Weller
Mick Talbot
Dee C. Lee
Steve White
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