Murdoc Niccals

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Murdoc Alphonce Niccals
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First appearance 1998
Created by Damon Albarn
Jamie Hewlett
Voiced by Phil Cornwell
Full name Murdoc Alphonce Niccals
Gender Male
Occupation Bassist, Musician
Religion Satanist[1][2]
Nationality British

Murdoc Alphonce Niccals (born 6 June 1966) is a fictional English bassist for the virtual band Gorillaz. He is voiced by Phil Cornwell and was created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett.

Character appearance[edit]

Hewlett said that the person Murdoc is responsible for the majority of the conception and formation of Gorillaz, and that he is perpetually angry that the more attractive 2D is the frontman of the band.[3][4] Hewlett has stated that aspects of Murdoc's appearance and personality were based on that of a young Keith Richards.[5]


  1. ^ Bananaz. HanWay Films (2008)
  2. ^ Charts of Darkness. Dazed Film & TV (2001)
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  4. ^ Phares, Heather (2011). "Artists – Biography – Gorillaz". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  5. ^