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Damon Albarn

voc, *1968 GB, Whitechapel
Singer / Songwriter / Producer of Rock
A.k.a. Dan Abnormal Norman Balda Sir Damien Thorn VII Of The Cockfosters Clan

British vocalist and musician born 23 March 1968 in Whitechapel, London. The family moved to Leytonstone, London not long after he was born and then to Colchester, Essex. Best known as a founding member and vocalist in British rock band Blur in the mid-1990s. Later formed Gorillaz in 1998 as a side-project with old housemate Jamie Hewlett, and would provide the singing vocals for fictitious lead singer 2D (3). Damon also used this alias outside of Gorillaz on a handful of occasions (see credits). Incredibly prolific, respected and busy musician releasing and collaborating with artists from all over the world since 2000. Was once engaged to Justine Frischmann, Blur's album "13" is supposedly written about their breakup. Once acted in a British gangster film called "Face", alongside actors Ray Winstone and Robert Carlyle, also voiced George Harrison's character "Bull" in a radio play "Up Against It" by Joe Orton.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Organ
  • Synthesizer
  • Backing Vocals
  • Recorder
Genres
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Pop
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Young Lies on Young Lies by Poté & Damon Albarn
Long Tailed Winter Bird - Damon Albarn Remix on McCartney III Imagined by Paul McCartney
Mr Tembo on Everyday Robots by Damon Albarn
Out of Time on Africa Express Presents… the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians & Guests by The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians & Guests
Lonely Press Play on Everyday Robots by Damon Albarn
Sunset Coming On on Mali Music by Malian Musicians & Damon Albarn
Everyday Robots on Everyday Robots by Damon Albarn
The Selfish Giant on Everyday Robots by Damon Albarn
Heavy Seas of Love on Everyday Robots by Damon Albarn
Spoons on Mali Music by Malian Musicians & Damon Albarn

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
SayingNic Fanciulli Feat. Damon Albarn2018Single
Songs From Wonder.landDamon Albarn, Moira Buffini & Rufus Norris2016Album
Heavy Seas Of LoveDamon Albarn2014Single
Everyday RobotsDamon Albarn2014Album
Mr TemboDamon Albarn2014Album
Live At The De De De Der 15th Nov 2014Damon Albarn And The Heavy Seas2014Album
Everyday RobotsDamon Albarn2014Single
Go BackTony Allen Featuring Damon Albarn2014Single
Hollow Ponds / Lonely Press PlayDamon Albarn2014Single
Bankbusted Nuclear Detergent Blues (Jazz Poetry Superjam #3)Michael Horovitz Accompanied By Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Paul Weller2013Album
Ballade Of The Nocturnal Commune / Extra Time Meltdown (Jazz Poetry SuperJam #2)Michael Horovitz Accompanied By Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon And Paul Weller2013Single
The Marvelous DreamDamon Albarn2012Album
Dr DeeDamon Albarn2012Album
The Marvelous DreamDamon Albarn2012Album
DemocrazyDamon Albarn2003Album
Rappy Song (Freaks Remixes)Damon Albarn2003Single
Every SeasonTony Allen Feat. Damon Albarn & Ty2002Single
101 ReykjavíkDamon Albarn & Einar Örn2001Album
Ravenous (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Damon Albarn & Michael Nyman1999Album
HostilesDamon AlbarnAlbum
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