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Bronski Beat

About

Bronski Beat were a British synthpop trio which achieved success in the mid-1980s, particularly with the 1984 chart hit "Smalltown Boy", from their debut album The Age of Consent. "Smalltown Boy" was their only US Billboard Hot 100 single. All members of the band were openly gay and their songs reflected this, often containing political commentary on gay-related issues. The initial line-up, which recorded the majority of the band's hits, consisted of Jimmy Somerville (vocals), Steve Bronski (born Steven William Forrest, keyboards, percussion) and Larry Steinbachek (keyboards, percussion). Simon Davolls regularly contributed backing vocals on many songs.

Somerville left Bronski Beat in 1985, and went on to have success as lead singer of the Communards and as a solo artist. He was replaced by vocalist John Foster, with whom the band continued to have hits in the UK and Europe through 1986. Foster left Bronski Beat after their second album, and the band used a series of vocalists before dissolving in 1995.

Steve Bronski revived the band in 2016, recording new material with 1990s member Ian Donaldson. Steinbachek died later that year; Bronski died in 2021.

Articles

December 13, 2021

Steve Bronski’s carer claims Bronski Beat co-founder died in a flat fire

The musician passed away last Thursday The post Steve Bronski’s carer claims Bronski Beat co-founder died in a flat fire appeared first on NME.

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December 9, 2021

Steve Bronski, Co-Founder of Bronski Beat, Dead at 61

'He was a talented and very melodic man,' original member Jimmy Somerville shared.

www.billboard.com

December 9, 2021

Bronski Beat Co-Founder Steve Bronski Dies at 61

Bronski played keyboard in the British group behind pop landmarks “Smalltown Boy” and “Why”

pitchfork.com

December 9, 2021

Bronski Beat co-founder Steve Bronski has died

"Thanks for the melody Steve" The post Bronski Beat co-founder Steve Bronski has died appeared first on NME.

www.nme.com

Discs

Smalltown Boy (Remix)

August 12, 2020

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The Age Of Consent (Remastered ; Expanded Edition)

October 26, 2018

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Why? (12" Version)

September 21, 2018

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Smalltown Boy (KDA Pink Triangle Remix Edit)

September 21, 2018

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Smalltown Boy (Remastered)

September 12, 2018

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Smalltown Boy (Arnaud Rebotini Remix)

September 11, 2018

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Smalltown Boy 2k18, Pt. 2 (Remixes)

April 6, 2018

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The Age of Remix

April 6, 2018

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Smalltown Boy 2k18, Pt. 1 (Remixes)

February 23, 2018

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A Flower for Dandara (feat. Rose McDowall) [Remixed]

July 28, 2017

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The Age of Reason

July 28, 2017

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Smalltown Boy (The Ultimate Remixes)

May 30, 2017

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I Luv the Nightlife

April 10, 2014

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Truthdare Doubledare

January 1, 1986

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Hundreds and Thousands

January 1, 1985

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The Age of Consent

October 15, 1984

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