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Badly Drawn Boy
Badly Drawn Boy is the stage name of British singer/songwriter Damon Gough. He previously teamed with Paul Weitz in composing the original score for About a Boy, which Mr. Weitz adapted and directed with Chris Weitz, and for which Mr. Gough was a Satellite Award nominee.
The About a Boy score was the follow-up album to his debut album, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, which was released in 2000 on Twisted Nerve, the label he founded in the late 1990s with Andy Votel. The debut album made Mr. Gough one of Britain’s rising music stars and earned him the Mercury Music Prize; today, tracks from it can still be heard across BBC daytime programming.
His subsequent albums have included Have You Fed the Fish?; One Plus One is One; Born in the UK; It’s What I’m Thinking Part 1: Photographing Snowflakes; and Is There Nothing We Could Do? The latter, issued on BDB Records, was the soundtrack album to the telefilm The Fattest Man in Britain, starring Timothy Spall; co-screenwriter Caroline Aherne asked Mr. Gough to score the feature for director David Blair. He is writing songs for two more albums to follow the first It’s What I’m Thinking as a trilogy.
Mr. Gough has toured the UK, Europe, and the US, enjoying major prizes and minor incidents alike.