Andrew Vowles

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Andrew Vowles
Birth name Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles
Also known as Mushroom
Born (1967-11-10) 10 November 1967 (age 47)
Origin Bristol, England
Genres Trip hop, electronica
Years active 1988-present
Associated acts Massive Attack
The Wild Bunch

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]

Career[edit]

Vowles remained a member of Massive Attack until shortly after the release of their third full-length album, Mezzanine, in 1998.[2] Interviews with band members have pointed to differences of opinion in the creative direction the band should go.

Nickname[edit]

Vowles' nickname "Mushroom" comes from the arcade game, Centipede. 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.

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]

  1. ^ "Innerviews: Massive Attack - Massive aggressive". innerviews.org. 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Drever, Andrew (7 March 2003). "Through the past darkly - theage.com.au". theage.com.au. Retrieved 8 July 2011.