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Badly Drawn Boy (b. October 2, 1970) is a British independent singer/songwriter. He was born Damon Gough in Manchester, England. Gough chose his stage name from a cartoon character that appeared in the comic magazine VIZ.

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".

His 2000 album The Hour of Bewilderbeast won a prestigious Mercury Prize. He also composed the soundtrack to the movie About A Boy (starring Hugh Grant), based on the Nick Hornby book of the same name. His third album, Have You Fed The Fish?, was released in 2002.
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Belying his status as a narcoleptic slacker icon, Badly Drawn Boy proved himself a tireless pop songwriter, with arrangements that reflect a great deal of creativity. Born Damon Gough, he began recording after meeting the like-minded Andy Votel at a Manchester nightclub. The pair formed the Twisted Nerve label, and Gough debuted as Badly Drawn Boy with an EP and several singles. The recordings dovetailed nicely with the experimentalist pop fringe of artists like Scott 4 and the Beta Band, and the attendant media hype allowed him to guest alongside Thom Yorke, Richard Ashcroft, and Mike D on 1997's celebrity-filled U.N.K.L.E. LP Psyence Fiction. His 1999 single "Once Around the Block" grazed the British charts, while XL Recordings signed the pop auteur and released his debut album, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, in 2000. Just before its American release, the album earned another round of critical praise with Britain's vaunted Mercury Prize for Best Album. December 2000 brought the birth of his daughter. Author Nick Hornby was won over by his music, and asked the singer to score the film being made of this book About a Boy. After that project, he moved away from music for a few months to work on new material. After recording during most of 2002, he emerged that fall with Have You Fed the Fish? Two years later, Gough resurfaced with the simpler One Plus One is One.

On January 31, 2001, he bought his own hat at a charity auction, raising £1,500 for a Kosovan children charity. Gough is a self-confessed Bruce Springsteen fan.

2000 - The Hour of Bewilderbeast
2002 - About A Boy
2002 - Have You Fed the Fish?
2004 - One Plus One Is One
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