Danny Farrant

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Danny Farrant
Danny Farrant performing with Buzzcocks at Beverley Folk Festival in 2008
Danny Farrant performing with Buzzcocks at Beverley Folk Festival in 2008
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Farrant
BornWeston-super-Mare, England
GenresPunk rock, new wave
  • Musician
  • drummer
LabelsCooking Vinyl (as per Buzzcocks)
Associated actsBuzzcocks, 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, having joined the group following Phil Barker's departure in 2006.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

He has described the Sex Pistols song "God Save The Queen" as being his biggest inspiration in music. He said: "The energy and venom coming from John Lydon's delivery, coupled with the no-nonsense meat and two veg of the band left everything else in its wake. Every time I hear the intro to that track, the hairs on my neck stand up."[3]

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.[4]

He also teaches drums in North London.


  1. ^ Danny Farrant Interview - UK Dummer. 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  2. ^ Danny Farrant interview - The Black Page. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  3. ^ Interview: Danny Farrant and James Knight - Altitude Music. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  4. ^ VISITING ACT ‌ Buzzing Steady for 30 Years - Legendary UK punk band The Buzzcocks Charleston City Paper