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Noel Andrew Burke (born 1962 in Belfast) is a Northern Irish singer, who is best known for replacing Ian McCulloch as the lead singer with Echo & the Bunnymen.[1][2]

Noel Burke
Birth nameNoel Andrew Burke
Born (1962-11-29) 29 November 1962 (age 56)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Occupation(s)Lead vocalist for Echo & the Bunnymen (1989–1993)
Years active1987–present
Associated actsSt. Vitus Dance, Echo & the Bunnymen

Burke's first band was St. Vitus Dance, which released the album Love Me, Love My Dogma[3] in 1987 before splitting up a few years later. Shortly after the split, Burke was contacted by Will Sergeant and eventually joined the Bunnymen as lead vocalist.[4] The band released Reverberation (1990) to mostly negative reviews,[5][6][7] though the album has subsequently garnered some acclaim.[8] The Bunnymen formally announced their disbandment in 1993.

In 2005, Burke reformed St. Vitus Dance for some live shows, and an album of new material, Glyphotheque, was released in 2008.


Album DiscographyEdit

With St. Vitus DanceEdit

  • Love Me Love My Dogma (1987)
  • Glyphotheque (2008)
  • Bystanders (2012)

With Echo & the BunnymenEdit


  1. ^ Port Cities: – Echo and the Bunnymen. Retrieved on 5 August 2011.
  2. ^ Echo and the Bunnymen: Biography : Rolling Stone
  3. ^ Love Me Love My Dogma at Allmusic
  4. ^ The Ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen Discography. Villiers Retrieved on 5 August 2011.
  5. ^ Nude as the News: Echo And The Bunnymen: Reverberation
  6. ^ iJamming! Music: Echo & The Bunnymen's Flowers take roots. (23 October 2001). Retrieved on 5 August 2011.
  7. ^ Echo and the Bunnymen Biography: Contemporary Musicians. Retrieved on 5 August 2011.
  8. ^ Echo & The Bunnymen Reviews on Yahoo! Music. (13 July 2005). Retrieved on 5 August 2011.