Kevin Godley

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Kevin Godley
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Kevin Godley with 10cc
6 April 1976
Background information
Birth name Kevin Michael Godley
Born (1945-10-07) 7 October 1945 (age 68)
Prestwich, Lancashire, England
Genres Rock
Occupations Musician, music video director
Instruments Vocals, drums, synths, percussion
Years active Late 1960s–present
Associated acts 10cc
Hotlegs
Godley & Creme
Doctor Father
The Magic Lanterns

Kevin Godley (born Kevin Michael Godley, 7 October 1945,[1] Prestwich, Lancashire, England) is a British musician and music video director.

He was born in a family of Jewish descent, and went to North Cestrian Grammar School in Altrincham. The first band Kevin was part of was Group 17 which had its origins in the Jewish Lads Brigade (The JLB). The members were Henri Shalam, Bernard Suffrin, Sydney Kaye and Jeffrey Baker, whose father was probably "Sergeant Baker" in Rubber Bullets. While attending art college in Manchester he met Lol Creme. They became part of several bands together, most notably Hotlegs and 10cc, and eventually became known as Godley & Creme in acting together as musicians and directors. They were jointly nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form for: The Police: Synchronicity Concert in 1986.[2]

Godley writes, sings, and plays drums and percussion. In 1990, his charity production One World One Voice was released on CD in the UK. It was a CD that focused on environmental and ecological crises. Godley became a vegetarian during this period.

Kevin reunited with another former 10cc member, Graham Gouldman, to form the band GG/06. Together they have recorded a number of new songs which are currently available via their website – GG06.co.uk.

Recently, Kevin has moved into developing a music platform for the iPad, that combines audio and video to create a global recording studio in the cloud called "WholeWorldBand".[3] The company was nominated for the "SXSW Music Accelerator Award" in 2013 and was one of eight finalists selected from a pool of over 500.[4]

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Since he split from his long-time working partner Creme, Godley forged a career directing music videos and films on his own.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Godley at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  2. ^ Awards for Kevin Godley at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ WholeWorldBand – http://www.wholeworldband.com
  4. ^ Hot Press Publication, (January 2013), WholeWorldBand: SXSW Accelerator Award Finalist – http://www.hotpress.com/archive/9519051.html

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