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
Author
Instruments Drums
Percussion
Years active 1986–present
Associated acts Senseless Things
Delakota
Gorillaz
Penguin Cafe
Deadcuts

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 was an important member of the Gorillaz family from his addition in 2001, until his departure in 2012[3]. From 2001 to 2010, he performed at all dates on Gorillaz live shows. He participated in the programming of drumming for their second album Demon Days, and appears on Demon Days Live behind the drums at the Manchester Opera House.[4]

Cass Browne was 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BMI - Repertoire Search". repertoire.bmi.com. 
  2. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". search.findmypast.co.uk. 
  3. ^ Browne, Casse. "Cass Browne". cassbrowne.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  4. ^ scififantasylitchick (10 November 2013). "Book Review – “Rise of the Ogre” by Cass Browne & Gorillaz". 
  5. ^ Roberts, Jo (3 December 2010). "Gorillaz face the music" – via The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  6. ^ "The Quietus - News - WATCH: New Deadcuts Video". 

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