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Date of Birth 2 October 1969Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK

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Bolton-born singer/songwriter (stagename: Badly Drawn Boy) recognised for his trademark tea cosy hats. Damon Gough's chance encounter with DJ Andy Votel in Manchester's Generation X bar brought about a meeting of minds that would launch independent record label Twisted Nerve (named after the Bryan Forbes film) and a succession of increasingly well-received Badly Drawn Boy EPs in the late 1990s. 2000 saw Gough's debut album "The Hour of Bewilderbeast" scoop the coveted Mercury Music Prize and, within a year, he'd recorded the soundtrack to Hugh Grant vehicle "About A Boy". After a spell signed to XL Recordings, Gough signed to EMI. Other albums include "Have You Fed The Fish?", "One Plus One Is One", and "Born In The U.K".

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Wooly hat

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Two children: Edith and Oscar.
Founded Twisted Nerve Records with partner Andy Votel, who released the album 'Styles of the Unexpected' in April 2001. They met in a Manchester nightclub.
Has a sister, Gemma.
His album 'The Hour of Bewilderbeast' was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2000, and his latest release, the soundtrack to the movie 'About a Boy,' has been equally lauded, enthusiastically embraced by both critics and the public. He's currently (June 2002) in a Los Angeles studio working on his "official" follow-up to 'Bewilderbeast,' due later this year.
Attended Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton, Lancs
His inspiration is Bruce Springsteen.

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