Bruce Mitchell (drummer)
Bruce Mitchell performing with The Durutti Column at Primavera Sound 2007
|Born||6 June 1940|
|Origin||Didsbury, Manchester, England|
|Genres||Jazz, art rock, punk rock, post-punk, new wave, alternative rock|
|Years active||1960s - present|
|Associated acts||Greasy Bear, Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, The Durutti Column|
He had no formal musical education. His father was a drummer and a bass player. He was in a Manchester trad band, around 1960, and during a time, he was a hippie. Prior to 1974 he was in the group Greasy Bear. In 1974 he joined comedy rock band Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias; the band folded in 1982.
He also helps run Manchester Light and Stage.
Bruce joined The Durutti Column in 1981 for the album LC, and has managed the band.
- http://users.rcn.com/rpsweb/durutti-column/texts/iv-epave.html Musique Epave interview
- http://users.rcn.com/rpsweb/durutti-column/texts/liner-lcR.html LC reissue liner notes, Tony Wilson