Kevin Rowland

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Kevin Rowland on the My Beauty furore: 'I wasn't cracking up. I just wanted to wear a dress'
The Dexys star was ridiculed for wearing a dress and stockings on an album cover. Two decades on, he hits back – and relives the night he thought Covid-19 was going to kill him

Tim Jonze

21, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The man who dressed the mods: ‘They were jumping up and down for my shirts!'
His shops triggered a British style explosion – and he’s idolised by sharp-dressed superstars like Martin Freeman and Paul Weller. Meet John Simons, whose windows are ‘like theatre’

Andy Welch

11, May, 2018 @12:24 PM

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Dexys, the band who confound you with their strangeness – and then their brilliance
Watch our premiere of the video for their single, Grazing in the Grass – just the latest maverick move from a group who never stand still

Tim Jonze

05, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Dexys: Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul review – inspired and joyful
Kevin Rowland brings passion and empathy to these covers running the gamut from mournful reflection to ecstatic delirium

Phil Mongredien

05, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Dexys: Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul review – a playful triumph

Dave Simpson

02, Jun, 2016 @9:30 PM

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Kevin Rowland webchat – your questions answered on Dexys, darts and pink suits
Did he really crash the 1966 World Cup? How’s his lindy hop? And what does he think of his fashion critics? The Dexys frontman answered your questions

24, May, 2016 @12:09 PM

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Kevin Rowland: ‘I’ve expressed myself in the way I wanted’
Soon to release a cover album of his favourite songs, the Dexys frontman talks about his Irish roots, his grudges – and why he wore a dress for Reading 1999

Sean O'Hagan

08, May, 2016 @7:30 AM

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Imagining Ireland review – remembering in song the rebels with a cause
Powerful performances from singers including Kevin Rowland and Cáit O’Riordan commemorated the 1916 Easter Rising but also the musical links between Britain and Ireland

Robin Denselow

03, May, 2016 @12:57 PM

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Forget 1966, because 1981 was pop's year of revolution
While Jon Savage has been hailing the mid-60s, there’s a case to be made that we’re about to mark the 35th anniversary of pop’s greatest year

Bob Stanley

17, Dec, 2015 @5:12 PM

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‘We were always hard workers’: Kevin Rowland and Big Jim Paterson on their favourite Dexys songs
From rehearsals in a warehouse to battles with record companies, lineup changes, and an attempt to write the new Bohemian Rhapsody, the singer and his long-serving trombonist share the stories behind the hits

Interviews by Dave Simpson

16, Oct, 2014 @2:36 PM

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This week's new live music

Wiley | Dexys | A Hawk And A Hacksaw | Kurt Elling | Quercus | LSO Futures

Andrew Clements, John Fordham & John Robinson

13, Apr, 2013 @5:00 AM

Other Voices festival day two: Villagers and Dexys – video

As the Other Voices festival gets into its stride in Wilton's Music Hall, London, watch Villagers perform at a former power station

07, Apr, 2013 @2:12 PM

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