Darryl Hunt (musician)
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|Birth name||Darryl Gatwick Hunt|
|Born||4 May 1950|
|Origin||Christchurch, Dorset, England|
|Genres||Folk, rock, punk, Celtic, Celtic rock, Celtic punk|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, Vocals|
|Associated acts||The Pogues, Joe Strummer, The Favourites, Steve Earl, Bish, Plummet Airlines, Kirsty MacColl, The Dubliners, Dropkick Murphys|
Life and career
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.
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.
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. Other songs he has written have appeared on the HBO series The Wire.