Darryl Hunt (musician)

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Darryl Hunt
Background information
Birth name Darryl Gatwick Hunt
Born (1950-05-04) 4 May 1950 (age 67)
Origin Christchurch, Dorset, England
Genres Folk, rock, punk, Celtic, Celtic rock, Celtic punk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Bass guitar, Vocals
Years active 1974–present
Associated acts The Pogues, Joe Strummer, The Favourites, Steve Earl, Bish, Plummet Airlines, Kirsty MacColl, The Dubliners, Dropkick Murphys

Darryl Hunt (born (1950-05-04)4 May 1950, Christchurch) is an English musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known for playing bass guitar in The Pogues.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Hunt was born in Christchurch. He is the great-great-grandson of Charles Beard Izard and the great-grandson of Charles Hayward Izard, both prominent Members of Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand.[2]

He was educated at Allhallows College in Devon and went on to study at Nottingham Trent University, where he earned a BA in fine art. At university, he had his first musical foray with The Brothel Creepers, a band formed for a student movie in 1973, which then became Plummet Airlines. Then he formed the punk rock band The Favourites.[1]

Hunt began playing bass in The Pogues in September, 1986. His song "Love You Till The End" appears on the album Pogue Mahone and was used in the credits of the Jay Roach film Mystery, Alaska and used throughout the Richard LaGravenese film P.S. I Love You.[1] Other songs he has written have appeared on the HBO series The Wire.[3]