Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles (born 10 November 1967), also known as Mushroom, is a founding member of the British music and art collective Massive Attack.
Early years [ edit ]
Vowles was born in
Bristol. Prior to Massive Attack, Vowles, along with Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Nellee Hooper, and others were the Wild Bunch crew, named after a Western by Sam Peckinpah. Several members of The Wild Bunch formed Massive Attack. [1 ]
Vowles remained a member of Massive Attack until shortly after the release of their third full-length
album, , in 1998. Mezzanine Interviews with band members have pointed to differences of opinion in the creative direction the band should go. [2 ]
Nickname [ edit ]
Vowles' nickname "Mushroom" comes from the
arcade game, . The game was installed at Special K's Cafe, a popular hang-out spot in the mid-1980s for Vowles and his Wild Bunch peers. Centipede
Other work [ edit ]
Apart from his contributions to Massive Attack, Vowles also appears as a
DJ and co- producer on , Raw Like Sushi Neneh Cherry's 1989 debut album.
References [ edit ]