Danny McCormack

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Danny McCormack (born 28 February 1972, South Shields, England) is a British singer and bassist.

Biography[edit]

McCormack became the bass player in The Wildhearts[1] in 1991, and soon relocated to London with the band, enjoying success during their commercial peak, before the splits in 1997 and 1998. McCormack went on to form and front The Yo-Yos, with Tom Spencer (ex-Sugarsnatch/The Lurkers), and the band released an album on Sub Pop Records,[2] but they eventually split in 2000.

He re-joined The Wildhearts when they reformed in 2001, but was dropped mid-way through a tour. He rejoined again in 2002, but left once more in 2003. At the time the group's frontman Ginger penned an open letter to Kerrang! magazine documenting his close friend's drug problems and wished him a complete recovery. Unexpectedly, he returned to The Wildhearts one final time in 2005 for a live DVD.

McCormack briefly played with Dogs D'Amour before re-forming The Yo-Yos in 2005, and recording an EP, "Given Up Giving Up". He subsequently supported his younger brother Chris McCormack's band, 3 Colours Red, on their final tour of Germany, but the band fired Danny McCormack half way through a UK tour in 2005 following further drug problems. He continues to write and live in South Shields.

In late 2006, McCormack announced on his MySpace page that he is working on a new project that is tentatively titled 'The I-Told-You-So's'.

Following a prolonged absence from the music scene for a number of years, McCormack took the stage to play bass at his 40th birthday. The special event featured two gigs in one night at Camden Barfly in London on 17 February 2012. Performances came from a reunited Yo-Yos - consisting of McCormack, Spencer and Rich Jones along with guest drummers - as well as a covers set featuring Chris McCormack, Andy Cairns (Therapy?), Ritch Battersby and Stidi (both The Wildhearts). The support band for the night was Plan A - which featured former Wildhearts guitarist Jef.[3]

Discography[edit]

UK Albums[edit]

UK Mini-albums & EPs[edit]

  • Mondo Akimbo A Go Go - The Wildhearts (East West 1991)
  • Don't Be Happy... Just Worry - The Wildhearts (East West 1992)
  • Red Light – Green Light EP - The Wildhearts (Round 1996)
  • Onwards & Upwards - The Chasers (ChangesOne 2001)
  • Giving Up, Giving Up Again - The Yo-Yos (not formally released 2006)

UK Compilations[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Anarchic Airwaves - The Wildhearts (Kuro Neko 1999)
  • Geordie in Wonderland - The Wildhearts (Snapper 2006)

International releases[edit]

DVDs[edit]

  • Live at the Castle - The Wildhearts (Secret 2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: The Wildhearts". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: The Yo-Yo's". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Wildhearts • View topic - The Yo-Yo's gig!!". Thewildhearts.com. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.