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Andy Votel

Biography

Manchester-based Andy Votel wears many hats, included in this record label owner and producer. In his teenage years, Votel obtained experience by going out in North hip-hop night clubs and playing warm-up DJ at Manchester pubs and night clubs. Into his twenties, his crafted soundscapes got him remix and creation projects with Loss of life in Vegas, Lamb, and Terribly Drawn Son (Damon Gough). Alongside Gough, Votel founded Twisted Nerve Information. Although two are both makers in their personal right, it really is Gough’s 1st released function that brought the label interest in past due 2000. Votel’s 1st album, Varieties of the Unpredicted, was a 40-minute mini-album affected by surf, digital, hip-hop, and cinematic styles. The album premiered in early 2001 on Votel and Gough’s label. Twelve months later arrived the follow-up, All Ten Fingertips, but Votel gained much more see for some eccentric, themed blend albums, including 2003’s Music to view Ladies Cry, 2005’s Tunes in the main element of Loss of life, and 2008’s Brazilika.

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Full Name Andy Votel
Music Songs Girl On a Goped, B-music, Return of the Spooky Driver, Salted Tangerines, Metro Attitude, Bear Ham, Komeda Head, Canter, Hand of Doom, Histoire de Melody Vannier, Doe Eyed, Indian Zone Drum Killer Inc., Mr. Bear Hug, Miste Me ?, Dalunar Balloona, Vachina-Vabham, Spooky Driver, Lenica, Kiss Me Miss - I'm In Time, We Are You, Nubile Hi-Gaza, The Viy, Buni-Tune, Urbanite Rocks, On Dogs, Asia Subs Kenya, I'm Lucky, Blind Mice, Riderbrow, Galliarde / Snakes and Ladders, Government Man / Living at the End of Time / I Am and So Are You, Lights in My Mind / All Along the Watchtower
Albums All Ten Fingers, Turk Jerk - Anatolian Anagrams, Anworth Kirk, Music To Watch Girls Cry, Vertigo Mixed, One Nation Under a Grave, Styles of the Unexpected, Brazilika : Subtropical Sunstroke Psyche-Out, Andy Votel Presents Brazilika (Subtropical Stroke Psychout)


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#Fact
1 His inspiration is Bruce Springsteen.
2 Attended Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton, Lancs
3 His album 'The Hour of Bewilderbeast' was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2000, and his latest release, the soundtrack to the movie 'About a Boy,' has been equally lauded, enthusiastically embraced by both critics and the public. He's currently (June 2002) in a Los Angeles studio working on his "official" follow-up to 'Bewilderbeast,' due later this year.
4 Has a sister, Gemma.
5 Founded Twisted Nerve Records with partner Andy Votel, who released the album 'Styles of the Unexpected' in April 2001. They met in a Manchester nightclub.
6 Two children: Edith and Oscar.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Final Score 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wish I Was Here 2014 performer: "The Shining" / writer: "The Shining"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Odd Thomas 2013 writer: "Magic In The Air"
Enie backt TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Being Flynn 2012 performer: "Too Late", "The Smile Behind Your Face", "It's What He's Thinking Oxidizing Hexagons Silver Iodide", "This Beautiful Idea", "What Tomorrow Brings", "Keep the Things You Throw Away", "In Safe Hands", "Let It Rain", "Coming to Your Senses" - as Badly Drawn Boy / writer: "Too Late", "The Smile Behind Your Face", "It's What He's Thinking Oxidizing Hexagons Silver Iodide", "This Beautiful Idea", "What Tomorrow Brings", "Keep the Things You Throw Away", "In Safe Hands", "Let It Rain", "Com
Gossip Girl 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Body of Proof 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friend 2010 Short performer: "Something to Talk About" / writer: "Something to Talk About"
Lotta & die alten Eisen 2010 TV Movie as Gough, "Silent Sigh" / performer: "Silent Sigh" - as Badly Drawn Boy
Everybody's Fine 2009 performer: "The Time of Times" / writer: "The Time of Times" - as Damon Michael Gough
Love Happens 2009 performer: "The Time of Times" - as Badly Drawn Boy / writer: "The Time of Times"
Lucifer Loves Roast Beef 2009 Short performer: "I Love NYE" / writer: "I Love NYE"
House M.D. 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Definitely, Maybe 2008 performer: "Time Of Times" 2006 - as Badly Drawn Boy / writer: "Time Of Times" 2006
Henry Poole Is Here 2008 performer: "Promises" - as Badly Drawn Boy / writer: "Promises"
Veronica Mars 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Suburban Girl 2007 performer: "Cause a Rockslide" / writer: "Cause a Rockslide"
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Angela's Eyes 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Last Thing... 2005 writer: "Silent Sigh"
Lucky 13 2005 writer: "The Shining"
Searching for David's Heart 2004 TV Movie writer: "Holy Grail"
Something's Gotta Give 2003 performer: "Have Dinner", "Julian Calls" - as Badly Drawn Boy / writer: "Have Dinner", "Julian Calls" - as Badly Drawn Boy
American Wedding 2003 performer: "You Were Right" - as Badly Drawn Boy / writer: "You Were Right" - as Badly Drawn Boy
Igby Goes Down 2002 performer: "Everybody's Stalking" 2000 - as Badly Drawn Boy / writer: "Everybody's Stalking" 2000 - as D.M. Gough
About a Boy 2002 as Gough, "Something To Talk About", "A Peak You Reach", "A Minor Incident", "Walking Out Of Stride", "Silent Sigh", "Above You Below Me", "Donna And Blitzen" / performer: "Something To Talk About", "A Peak You Reach", "A Minor Incident", "Walking Out Of Stride", "Silent Sigh", "Above You Below Me", "Donna And Blitzen" - as Badly Drawn Boy
Get Over It 2001 writer: "The Shining"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Moorside 2017 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
Being Flynn 2012
The Fattest Man in Britain 2009 TV Movie
Badly Drawn Boy: Year of the Rat 2004 Video short
About a Boy 2002

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Being Flynn 2012 music performer
About a Boy 2002 music producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Badly Drawn Boy: The Video Collection 2004 Video Badly Drawn Boy (as Damon Gough)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC North West Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
The Man from Mo'Wax 2016 Documentary Himself
Style-City Music Presents 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2010 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Badly Drawn Boy
London Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself - Badly Drawn Boy
The Album Chart Show 2007 TV Series
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Himself
T in the Park 2004 TV Movie Themselves (as Damon Gough)
Sport Relief 2004 2004 TV Special Performer
Glastonbury Calling 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Performer
The Rise of the Celebrity Class 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Damon Gough)
Later... With Jools Holland 2000-2004 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 2 2003 TV Series Himself
25 Years of Smash Hits 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Damon Gough)
Patrick Kielty... Almost Live! 2003 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2000-2002 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guest
Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pixies: Gouge 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Damon Gough)
We Know Where You Live 2001 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2001 TV Series Himself
Badly Drawn Boy: Spitting in the Wind 2001 Video short Himself
Q Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself - Winner, Best New Act Award

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2011 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score About a Boy (2002)


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