Clint Boon

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Clint Boon
Born (1959-06-28) 28 June 1959 (age 55)
Oldham, England
Genres Rock, pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Keyboards, vocals
Associated acts The Clint Boon Experience
Inspiral Carpets
Website Clint Boon official site
Notable instruments
Farfisa organ

Clinton David Boon (born 28 June 1959) is an English musician and DJ. Boon originally rose to notability as the keyboards player (and sometimes vocalist) with Inspiral Carpets.

Career[edit]

Born in Oldham, Lancashire, Boon joined the Inspiral Carpets in 1986 after previously playing in a band called The Mill.[1] After the Inspiral Carpets split in 1995, Boon went on to form The Clint Boon Experience releasing two albums under this name - The Compact Guide to Pop Music and Space Travel (1999), and Life in Transition (2000).[2] In this year the band released the single "Do What You Do (Earworm Song)", which featured Fran Healy,[2] the lead singer of the band Travis.

Boon made a cameo appearance on the 2002 film, 24 Hour Party People as a train conductor, and has recently worked with Cosgrove Hall providing voice-overs and music for the Engie Benjy cartoon series. Boon has his own record label, 'Booney Tunes', signing artists such as Elaine Palmer, and has also been a regular DJ at a number of nightclubs around England, and in Wrexham, North Wales. He rejoined the Inspiral Carpets for two sell-out tours in 2002 and 2003.

In 2005 Boon became head of music for the Oldham based radio station, The Revolution, where he presented the 1000-1400 weekday show. Boon left the station for then rival station, Xfm Manchester. Boon has a cult following, with regular listeners to his show being unofficially enrolled in the Boon Army. Boon recently took part in a 5-a-side football competition as part of Xfm Manchester's Nike Show. Boon Army F.C. was born from this and hope to have regular games soon. He is a resident DJ on Saturday nights at the club 'South' in Manchester' and has been for ten years, while also hosting other nights around the UK.

In 2008 Boon had his portrait painted by Manchester based artist Adam Hayley. The portrait represents many aspects of Boon's life and incorporates references to his Manchester roots. The portrait was unveiled at Manchester's Mooch Art Gallery on Oldham Street, in the Northern Quarter.

Boon is a presenter on the XFM Manchester radio station.[3]

In 2013 Boon became patron of the SiMBA charity (supporting parents who've lost a very young baby) after his daughter was prematurely born and died after 34 days in April 2012.[3]

He lives in Stockport, with his wife Charlie and their family.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clint Boon". Metro. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Wendy Mitchell (3 March 2001). "Boon Wants to 'Transition' Artful Set to US". Billboard. pp. 13,15. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Paul Britton (29 May 2013). "Clint vows to help grieving families after losing little girl". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

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