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Audio Bullys
Audio Bullys performing at Bestival 2010. From left: Simon Franks and Tom Dinsdale
Audio Bullys performing at Bestival 2010. From left: Simon Franks and Tom Dinsdale
Background information
OriginLondon, England
Years active2001 (2001)–2012 (2012); 2014 (2014)–present
  • Simon Franks
  • James Chaffey
Past members
  • Tom Dinsdale

Audio Bullys are an English electronic music project, originally consisting of Simon Franks and Tom Dinsdale. The group were once managed by the DJ and presenter George Lamb.

Franks and Dinsdale released their debut album Ego War in 2003, and two years later followed up with Generation. In making Generation, the group worked with Suggs of Madness, collaborating on the track "This Road". Their 2005 hit Shot You Down reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart,[1] which sampled the Nancy Sinatra version of the song "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)",.

Their third album, Higher Than the Eiffel, was released on 29 March 2010. Again this featured a collaboration with Suggs as well as his bandmate, keyboardist Mike Barson.

On 18 February 2012, it was announced through the group's official Facebook page that Dinsdale had left the group. Franks has now been joined by James Chaffey and they perform live as Audio Bullys, new material to be released in the near future.[2] On 5 September 2016 a collaboration with Surge entitled "It Was A Very Good Year" was released through Spinnin' Records.[3]


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]


Year Single Chart positions Album
2003 "We Don't Care" 15 97 Ego War
"The Things"/"Turned Away" 22
"Way Too Long" 86
2005 "Shot You Down" (featuring Nancy Sinatra) 3 17 22 47 23 Generation
"I'm in Love" 27 43 72
2008 "Gimme That Punk" Non-album single
2010 "Only Man" 44 Higher Than the Eiffel
2010 "Wicked Things (Sander Kleinenberg feat. Audio Bullys)" Non-album single
2015 "Under Pressure (w/ Alex Kidd)"
2016 "It Was a Very Good Year (featuring Surge)"
2018 "The Scene"


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 33. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "Audio Bullys". Facebook. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Audio Bullys New Releases: The Scene on Simma black Beatport". Retrieved 6 September 2016.

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