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.
... There have been two documentaries made about Badly Drawn Boy ... Open Map in 2007 and Ipso Facto in 2010 ...
... 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 ... Doves, Bernard Summer, Peter Hook, Marr, Joel Perry, Rourke, Wags and Badly Drawn Boy. 808 State, Elbow, Stephen Fretwell, Nine Black Alps, Badly Drawn Boy, Johnny Marr and The Healers, Doves, New Order (as Joy Division), Finale ...
... 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 ... 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 ... Around the Block", XL Recordings signed up Badly Drawn Boy to release the debut album The Hour of Bewilderbeast in 2000 ...
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 Little" - The Wannadies (200. 2001) "Disillusion" - Badly Drawn Boy (2000) "Spitting in the Wind" - Badly Drawn Boy (2000) "Silent Sigh" - Badly Drawn Boy (2002) "Coffee TV" - Blur (1999) "Driftwood - Travis ...
Famous quotes containing the words boy, badly and/or drawn:
“Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed
Droops on the little hands, little gold head;
Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.”
—A.A. (Alan Alexander)
“Families suffered badly under industrialization, but they survived, and the lives of men, women, and children improved. Children, once marginal and exploited figures, have moved to a position of greater protection and respect,... The historic decline in the overall death rates for children is an astonishing social fact, notwithstanding the disgraceful infant mortality figures for the poor and minorities. Like the decline in death from childbirth for women, this is a stunning achievement.”
—Joseph Featherstone (20th century)
“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)