Cass Browne

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Cass Browne
Birth name Cassian Ingmar Browne
Born 27 September 1971 (1971-09-27) (age 45)
Merton, Surrey, England
Genres Alternative rock, britpop, electronica, trip hop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1986–present
Associated acts Senseless Things
Penguin Cafe

Cassian "Cass" Ingmar Browne (born 27 September 1971 in Merton, Surrey)[1][2] is an English rock drummer.

He was a member of the band The Psychotics who became Senseless Things in 1986. Senseless Things had a couple of top 20 hits and many other singles in their nine years together, they split up in 1995. Jamie Hewlett was a big fan of the band and designed many of their sleeves. When the Senseless Things split up, Browne formed a new band Delakota, which he toured with for a couple of years. Cass Browne also worked with Damon Albarn as his drummer on 2002's Mali Music

Browne has been an important member of the Gorillaz family since his addition in 2001,[3] when he became the official live representative of Russel Hobbs, the animated Gorillaz drummer. Since 2001 he has performed at all Gorillaz live shows and participated in the programming of Russel's drumming on their second album Demon Days. He appears on Demon Days Live behind the drums at the Manchester Opera House.[4]

Cass Browne is the author of all the dialogue of the band members, penning the autobiography Rise of the Ogre in 2006 and writing dialogue such as MEL's website tour in Phase One: Celebrity Take Down in 2002. He chiefly writes all the interviews as the characters for magazines who wish to interview Noodle, 2D, Russel and Murdoc. He is also featured in the film Bananaz, which documents the journey of the Gorillaz band from 2001 until 2005, playing in the studio and live.[5]

In 2016 Cass joined east London band Deadcuts, which also features former Senseless Things frontman Mark Keds.[6]


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