From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Ultravox are a British New Wave rock band. They were one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980s. The band was particularly associated with the New Romantic and New Wave movements.
Until 1979, the frontman of Ultravox was John Foxx who decided to quit the band to embark on a solo career. Following Foxx's departure, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist and frontman, and he helped to steer the band to commercial success. Ure left the band in 1987 after establishing a solo career and the group essentially disbanded for a while. A new line-up, led by sole original bandmember Billy Currie, was formed in 1992, but without success.