Badly Drawn Boy Biography

Damon Michael Gough (born 2 October 1969, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire), known by the stage name Badly Drawn Boy, is an English indie singer-songwriter.

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.

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Badly Drawn Boy clashes with heckler at Elliott Smith tribute gig

Badly Drawn Boy throws heckler out of Elliott Smith tribute gig in London

The singer-songwriter allegedly told an audience member to "f**k off and die" at the charity concert

  • Oct 22, 2013

Badly Drawn Boy, Everything Everything, I Am Kloot set for one-off charity gig – ticket details

The show takes place on November 28 in Manchester

  • Nov 25, 2011

Badly Drawn Boy, I Am Kloot, Everything Everything to play Manchester charity gig

All three acts will team up to raise money for the 'Billie Butterfly Fund'

  • Nov 18, 2011

Badly Drawn Boy and New Young Pony Club announced for the Magic Loungeabout festival

The Human League and Fenech Soler also play the Yorkshire event this summer

  • Feb 26, 2011

Badly Drawn Boy apologises for insulting LA crowd

'There is no-one more upset by this situation than myself,' he says

  • Dec 22, 2010

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Badly Drawn Boy Music Videos

Badly Drawn Boy - Born in the UK live Play Video

Badly Drawn Boy - Born in the UK live

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Badly Drawn Boy Reviews

Album Review: Badly Drawn Boy - It's What I'm Thinking Pt 1 (Photographing Snowflakes)

Album Review: Badly Drawn Boy - It's What I'm Thinking Pt 1 (Photographing Snowflakes)

Damon Gough transcends his Mercury-infused roots with a clever, well-thought album that sits as his best yet

  • Oct 1, 2010

Badly Drawn Boy

The Time Of Times

  • Jan 31, 2008

Badly Drawn Boy

A Journey From A To B

  • Feb 16, 2007

Badly Drawn Boy : Born Again

Long may he mumble.

  • Jan 7, 2003

Badly Drawn Boy : London Brixton Academy

...it's not all peace and love...

  • Jan 6, 2003

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