UK singer, songwriter, and producer Damon Albarn was the lead singer for Britpop band Blur and is a key member of electronica outfit Gorillaz. He has also released a solo album, collaborated on an East-meets-West musical, and played in an unnamed alt-rock supergroup.
Albarn was born into a middle-class London household. As a child, he studied guitar, piano, and violin. During his youth, he studied composition (winning a regional competition) and, following in the footsteps of David Bowie, mime. At age 12, he befriended future Blur bandmate Graham Coxon. At Goldsmith University, Albarn and Coxon became reacquainted and formed a group called The Circus. After bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree joined, the band went by Seymour for a spell, before... Read More