Badly Drawn Boy

Looks like a group but in effect a one-man business with sole owner English singer/song writer Damon Gough (born 1969).

Badly Drawn Boy band name explanation - The Magic Ball cartoonGough undoubtedly wields an original pen, but even so he does not cower away from 'imaginative reproduction'. Thus he drew up the title Born In The UK for one of his albums, probably parodying an album title by an artist at the other side of the Atlantic. And he took his own stage name from an English cartoon, Sam and his Magic Ball, sure enough starring a somewhat clumsily portrayed little boy.

It's amusing to see how practically all information sources care to depict where and when Damon had the idea to call himself Badly Drawn Boy: it was at a party in Trafford (Manchester), where on a TV screen an episode of Sam and his Magic Ball could be followed.

Active: 1995-present, GBR



Haze said...

I recall reading a somewhat more wistful explanation some years back. Not only was the character a drawing he was a shit drawing. I came away with the impression Damon Gough empathized with him.

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