Justin Welch

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Justin Welch
Birth name Justin Steven Welch
Born (1972-12-04) 4 December 1972 (age 42)
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
Genres Alternative rock, Britpop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Elastica, Suede, Spitfire, Me Me Me
Website http://www.drumtracksbyjustinwelchelastica.com

Justin Steven Welch (born 4 December 1972) is an English musician, best known as the drummer in Elastica.

Welch moved to London in his late teens and studied at London's Drumtech drum school. He played drums in a number of bands in the early 1990s including an early line-up of Suede, where he would first meet Justine Frischmann and Spitfire.[1]

In 1996, Welch also formed the Britpop supergroup Me Me Me with Blur bassist Alex James and The Lilac Time frontman Stephen Duffy, who released one single "Hanging Around".[2]

Elastica split in 2001 and Welch moved to Devon where he taught drums in secondary and primary schools. He now lives in Brighton, with former Elastica and Heave keyboardist Mew, to whom he is married. He is currently involved in projects with former EMF frontman James Atkin called The Asbo Kind, Das fenster & Oscillator[3]

In 2013, Welch briefly re-united with Suede for several gigs to replace drummer Simon Gilbert who was unable to play due to contracting tuberculosis.[4]

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