Debbie Googe

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Debbie Googe
A woman performing onstage with a white bass guitar. She is illuminated by blue lighting.
Googe performing in 2008
Background information
Birth name Deborah Ann Googe
Born (1962-10-24) 24 October 1962 (age 51)
Yeovil, Somerset, England
Genres Alternative rock, shoegazing
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass, guitar, keyboards, drums, vocals
Years active 1985–present
Labels Fever, Kaleidoscope Sound, Lazy, Creation, Island, mbv
Associated acts My Bloody Valentine, Snowpony, Primal Scream

Deborah Ann "Debbie" Googe (born 24 October 1962 in Yeovil, Somerset)[1][2][3] is an English musician, and the bassist for the alternative rock bands My Bloody Valentine and Primal Scream.

My Bloody Valentine[edit]

Prior to joining My Bloody Valentine, she played for a band called Bikini Mutants in her hometown of Yeovil, who gigged with The Mob.[4] Googe had moved from Yeovil to London, and in early 1985, an ex-girlfriend of hers recommended her as a bass player to Kevin Shields and Colm Ó Cíosóig of My Bloody Valentine. She joined the band after an audition in April 1985. She left the group in 1996, noting she "hadn't been happy for a long time".[4]

Googe is known for her raucous style of bass playing in MBV's live performances.

Googe joined My Bloody Valentine's 2007 reunion, and their subsequent tours.

Work outside My Bloody Valentine[edit]

After leaving MBV in 1995, Googe briefly became a taxi driver. She formed Snowpony in 1996 with her then-girlfriend, Katharine Gifford, formerly of Stereolab.[4] They released 3 albums and 4 EPs between 1997 and 2003.

She occasionally plays keyboards with the massed fuzz organ experimentalists band Pimmel and also plays drums and sings backing vocals for Rockhard.

In 2012 it was announced that Googe would be the new bassist for Primal Scream, replacing Mani after his departure to rejoin The Stone Roses.[5]

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