Danny Farrant

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Danny Farrant
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Danny Farrant performing with Buzzcocks at Beverley Folk Festival in 2008
Background information
Birth name Daniel Farrant
Origin England, United Kingdom
Genres Punk rock, new wave
  • Musician
  • drummer
Instruments Drums
Labels Cooking Vinyl (as per Buzzcocks)
Associated acts Buzzcocks, The Alarm, Spear of Destiny, Safreak, Burning Hearts

Danny Farrant (born in Weston-super-Mare, England) is the current drummer in the British punk band Buzzcocks. He joined the group following Phil Barker's departure in 2006.

Early years[edit]

As a schoolboy, Farrant was a member of a short-lived new wave group called Safreak - a name that was culled from a half-erased piece of graffiti. After leaving Safreak, Farrant formed a band called Burning Hearts, which appeared in a "Battle of the Bands" style competition on BBC television's Going Live.

Other works[edit]

Farrant also plays guitar, bass and keyboards. He has also played drums for The Alarm, Spear of Destiny, Bad Manners and Grand National. According to Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley, Farrant learned thirty songs in two days when he joined the band.[1]

He also teaches drums in North London.