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London, United Kingdom (1973 – 1986, 1992 – 1996, 2008 – present)

Ultravox (formerly Ultravox!) have been one of the primary exponents of the British music movement since the late . The band is particularly associated with the scene, although it both pre- and post-dated the peak of that movement by several years. Known for popular hits such as “Dancing With Tears in My Eyes” and “Slow Motion” among many others, the band has drawn inspiration variously from , moody , the artier side of , and latterly straightforward . Their latest album is 2012’s ‘Brilliant’, featuring the line-up of Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Chris Cross, and Warren Cann.

The band was formed in 1973 in London, United Kingdom on the initiative of vocalist, songwriter and keyboardist John Foxx (born Dennis Leigh). Originally known as Tiger Lily, the first lineup included Foxx plus Chris Cross (bass guitar), Billy Currie (keyboards/violins), Stevie Shears (guitar) and Warren Cann (percussion). The group released one single in 1974, a cover of “Ain’t Misbehaving,” before changing their name to Ultravox!, the exclamation point being a reference to the band Neu! that was produced by Conny Plank (who later produced some Ultravox albums). On the strength of their live act, they signed to Island Records in 1976, releasing their eponymous debut album in February 1977.

In common with many other bands which would go on to form Britain’s punk and movements, Ultravox drew inspiration from the art-school side of , from bands such as Roxy Music and the New York Dolls, as well as from David Bowie and Brian Eno’s early pop-fueled albums.


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