May 11, 2021
My Guest is The Style Council Legend - Mick Talbot - keyboardist, songwriter, singer, composer and record producer.
On 1st March 1983, Paul Weller officially pulled the wraps off his new project, to be called The Style Council.
Following the split of The Jam, Paul had re-signed to Polydor as a solo artist, and soon recruited former Merton Parkas, Dexy's Midnight Runners and Bureau keyboardist, Mick Talbot who remained his soul brother and sounding board for the next seven years.
We talk about performing with The Jam, forming The Style Council and those incredible singles, EPs, albums, videos and live dates including Tokyo, Glastonbury, Live Aid and so much more!
Post-TSC, Mick has worked with Paul on his first 3 solo albums (Paul Weller, Wild Wood and Stanley Road) and more recently for On Sunset (Baptiste, Village & Walkin').
You'll also find Mick's amazing musical skills on albums with former Style Council member Steve White, under the name Talbot/White and The Players (with the addition of former Ocean Colour Scene bassist Damon Minchella), in the jazz/funk band The Players.
He played keyboards in Galliano, on the 1991 Young Disciples album Road to Freedom, and on recent LPs from Stone Foundation and even co-wrote & produced Dexy's 2012 LP One Day I'm Going to Soar
2020 saw him appear on the Monks Road Social album with the likes of Dr Robert, Matt Deighton, Neil Jones and Kathryn Williams.
My thanks to Mick for giving up his time for this very special episode - and for Nicky Weller for helping to arrange it all.
If you enjoyed it then please chuck a few quid to Romney House Cat Rescue - romneyhousecatrescue.org.uk
Oh... and here's Júníus Meyvant that Mick mentions at the end too!!! https://juniusmeyvant.com/