Kevin Rowland

Kevin Rowland
Kevin Rowland
 

He was (born 17 August 1953) is an English singer-songwriter and lead singer for the pop band Dexys Midnight Runners, which had several hits in the early 1980s, the most famous being “Geno” and “Come On Eileen“.   Rowland was born in  Wolverhampton, England in  1953 to Irish parents from Crossmolina, Co. Mayo.[1] His first group, Lucy & The Lovers, were influenced by Roxy Music and turKevin Rowlandned out to be short-lived. His next project, punk rock act The Killjoys, were slightly more successful, releasing the single “Johnny Won’t Get To Heaven” in 1977. He  decided to form a new soul-influenced group, Dexys Midnight Runners. Many of the group’s songs were inspired by Rowland’s Irish ancestry and were recognisable through Rowland’s idiosyncratic vocal style

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