Damon Gough (stage name Badly Drawn Boy) is an English indie singer-songwriter. He was born on 2 October 1969, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. He grew up in the Breightmet area of Bolton, Lancashire, England.
Gough chose his stage name from the title character in the show Sam and his Magic Ball, which he saw on TV at a party in Trafford, Manchester, in 1995. Before he thought of using this name he made some business cards, each one unique, with a printed picture of a drawing by his nephew and a small collage by Gough. This was then laminated and given out to friends and people at clubs in Blackburn and Manchester.
A chance meeting with Andy Votel at the Generation X bar in Manchester, where Gough's friends Scott Abraham and Damon Hayhurst were contributing to an exhibition by the Space Monkey Clothing Company and Votel was DJing, led to the foundation of Twisted Nerve Records. Badly Drawn Boy's first 7-inch single, EP1, was pressed the following year to critical acclaim, although only 500 copies were made.
In 2002, Q magazine named Badly Drawn Boy in their list of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die", although this was as part of a sub-list of "5 Bands That Could Go Either Way" on account of Gough's tendency to talk and tell stories for extended periods in concert rather than play songs.
... The discography of English alternative music singer/songwriter Badly Drawn Boy (real name Damon Gough) includes eight studio albums (including two soundtracks), one compilation, six extended plays and twenty-one ... Badly Drawn Boy rose in popularity in 1997 when he joined the likes of Thom Yorke, Richard Ashcroft, and Mike D on the celebrity-filled UNKLE LP Psyence Fiction ... mild UK chart success of the 1999 single "Once Around the Block", XL Recordings signed up Badly Drawn Boy to release the debut album The Hour of Bewilderbeast in 2000 ...
... Badly Drawn Boy began "Silent Sigh" with a verse and chorus of Madonna's "Like a Virgin" and later appeared a second time to perform with Doves ... by Shaun Ryder, Bez, Doves, Bernard Summer, Peter Hook, Marr, Joel Perry, Rourke, Wags and Badly Drawn Boy ... Elbow, Stephen Fretwell, Nine Black Alps, Badly Drawn Boy, Johnny Marr and The Healers, Doves, New Order (as Joy Division), Finale ...
... There have been two documentaries made about Badly Drawn Boy ... Open Map in 2007 and Ipso Facto in 2010 ...
... Falling Into Place" "Nude" - Radiohead (2007/2008) - Made with Adam Buxton "And I Was a Boy From School" - Hot Chip (2006) "Hell Yes" - Beck (2005) "Lost Cause Version 2" - Beck (2003) "Little By. 2001) "Disillusion" - Badly Drawn Boy (2000) "Spitting in the Wind" - Badly Drawn Boy (2000) "Silent Sigh" - Badly Drawn Boy (2002) "Coffee TV" - Blur (1999 ...
Famous quotes containing the words boy, badly and/or drawn:
“Every boy was supposed to come into the world equipped with a father whose prime function was to be our father and show us how to be men. He can escape us, but we can never escape him. Present or absent, dead or alive, real or imagined, our father is the main man in our masculinity.”
—Frank Pittman (20th century)
“It is difficult even to choose the adjective
For this blank cold, this sadness without cause.
The great structure has become a minor house.
No turban walks across the lessened floors.
The greenhouse never so badly needed paint.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“In some pictures of Provincetown the persons of the inhabitants are not drawn below the ankles, so much being supposed to be buried in the sand.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)