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David Bass (Daveyboyz)
Born David Bass
(1987-08-19) 19 August 1987 (age 29)
Luton, Bedfordshire
Nationality English
Years active 30 September 2006 – Present
Known for Comedy
Website http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3191028/
Internet information
Web alias(es) daveyboyz, Round Saturns Eye

David Bass (Daveyboyz) is a British TV Presenter, writer and filmmaker, based in London, UK. He found his fame through using the video sharing website YouTube. In late 2010 David co-presented alongside Radio 1's James King and Lizzie Cundy for the seventh series of ITV2's weekly show ITV at the Movies.[1]


Pixie Lott, David Bass, Fred on ITV at the Movies

David was cited as "one to watch" in the Telegraph in late 2008.[2] Earlier that year, along with nine other notable video bloggers, David participated in the multi-platform relaunch of BBC Three as a member of the winning YouStage team on the programme Upstaged.[3]

David's work can be primarily found on YouTube.[4] His most viewed individual video to date carries over 7.5 million views, and is a parody of heavy metal music sung by a farmer character.[5] He also has another YouTube channel called Round Saturns Eye. [6]

Musical Comedies[edit]

Heavy Metal Farmer[edit]

Daveyboyz most notable performance to date is 'Heavy Metal Farmer', which was uploaded to YouTube on 15 September 2008. The video has since reached over 7.5 million views online, and featured on Channel 4's Rude Tube, with Alex Zane. Press coverage of the video has so far included articles from Metal Hammer magazine,[7] BBC News,[8] Bedfordshire on Sunday[9] and an interview with Stephen Rhodes on BBC Three Counties Radio.[10]

Death Metal Vicar[edit]

David's popular video sketch 'Death Metal Vicar', which features two vicars performing an Easter church service in the style of a death metal song, has also been included in the latest Rude Tube episode of the new worldwide series release.[11]

Dubstep Santa[edit]

Dubstep Santa is a series of Dubstep videos created by David Bass. The original Dubstep Santa track entitled 'Christmas Bassline' (Released 7 December 2009 and produced by NSGMusic) has received over 6.8 million hits[12] and topped #14 in the Amazon.co.uk Dance & Electronic chart, and 252 in the main UK download chart.[13]

Dubstep Santa

The second installment, entitled 'Dubstep Santa 2 'Filthy'[14] was released on 1 December 2010 on YouTube and was in collaboration with Dubstep Producer Audio-Spektics. 'Filthy' has received over 1.5 million hits online. Dubstep Santa 2 was censored on YouTube in Germany.

The finale to the series, Dirty Grotto saw a controversial[15] depiction of the Santa character, as the portrayal was rather darker than the Dubstep Santa explored previously. However the video remained popular with fans and amassed over 750,000 hits.

Justin Beaver[edit]

'Justin Beaver' was a satirical take on Justin Bieber and his hit song 'Baby'. In the music video a beaver character (played by David Bass) sings of his fear of catching 'Rabies' from his rabbit lover. The song has received over 3.2 million hits online.[16] The sketch was featured in Channel 4's 'Rude Tube' in summer 2011.[17]

Meeting the Queen[edit]

In October 2008, along with two other notable YouTubers Peter Oakley (geriatric1927) and Lauren Luke (panacea81), David represented the site by attending a royal visit by the Queen and her husband Prince Phillip at the Google headquarters in London.[18]

Tom Felton, David Bass & Sam Roman in London recording studio

YouTube Interviews[edit]

In October 2008 David interviewed ex-wrestler and playboy model Joanie Laurer (Chyna) at her home in LA, California.[19]

In March 2009 David interviewed several members of The Zimmers band, who were founded by the BBC.[20]

In April 2009 Umbro invited David (along with YouTube super-user Katers17)[21] to be one of the first to try out the new England kit.

In December 2009 Fox/YouTube invited David (along with YouTube super-users Paperlilies and WhatAboutAdam) to attend and interview the stars on the red carpet at the world premiere of James Cameron's 'Avatar' movie.[22]

In March 2010, David was the official YouTube host in a one on one interview with James Cameron surrounding the DVD/Blu-ray release of Avatar by 20th Century Fox in Hollywood, California.[23] The interview has since been released on the official Avatar YouTube channel[24] and received over 800,000 views.[25]

ITV at the Movies[edit]

As from Saturday 25 September 2010[26] David Bass appeared once a week as one of three interviewers on ITV2's seventh series of ITV at the Movies.[27] The show looked at the top movies of each week and included interviews with the cast.[28][29][29][30][31][32]

David Bass w/ Jonny Knoxville on ITV at the Movies

Call of Duty: MW3 Live Launch[edit]

In November 2011, alongside Rick Edwards and Microsoft's Graeme Boyd, David presented[33][34] the live countdown to the worldwide release of the game in London during the celebrity launch party.[35]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder[edit]

An article was published by the Beds on Sunday newspaper on 7 October 2012 in which David revealed what living with OCD has been like and how it has affected his career.[36]

David was also included in a programme on BBC Three entitled 'Free Speech: It's a Mad World' with a live audience, hosted by presenter Rick Edwards on the same topic.[37]

BBC Three[edit]

In August, 2013 David Bass was one of four young people in the UK who featured in a documentary called 'Inside My Mind', a show aired by BBC Three as part of a series of content promoting Mental Health Awareness. The programme focused on Anxiety and Depression, exploring ways that psychological disorders affect the human brain using 3D CGI models. [38] [39]

Daily Mail[edit]

On November 5, 2013 British newspaper the Daily Mail published an article surrounding David's fight with OCD and common misconceptions of the disorder in the public arena.[40]

Daily Mirror[edit]

On December 12, 2013, David featured in the British newspaper Daily Mirror to discuss health issues and in particular hayfever-like allergic reactions to Christmas Trees.[41]

Irish Times[edit]

In April 2014, the Irish Times newspaper published an article entitled 'OCD:it's like having a bully inside your head' in which they interviewed David.[42]

The Independent[edit]

In December 2014, British newspaper The Independent published the story of how David has combated OCD using a sci-fi gadget called the 'Alpha Stim'. The article was titled 'Coping with OCD: How Alpha-Stim is helping to beat the 'bully [43]


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  2. ^ Beaumont, By Claudine. "Youtube: top 10 celebrities". 
  3. ^ http://www.unrealitytv.co.uk/reality-tv/upstaged-the-youstage-vloggers/
  4. ^ "daveyboyz". 
  5. ^ daveyboyz (15 September 2008). "Heavy Metal Farmer" – via YouTube. 
  6. ^ "Round SaturnsEye". 
  7. ^ http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/blog/sheep-and-destroy/
  8. ^ "David Bass interview BBC Look East - Video Dailymotion". 28 September 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/bedsonsunday-videos/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=388852
  10. ^ daveyboyzextra (16 September 2009). "Daveyboyz Interview (BBC Three Counties radio)" – via YouTube. 
  11. ^ daveyboyzextra (17 March 2010). "'Death Metal Vicar' Daveyboyz on Rude Tube (CHANNEL 4)" – via YouTube. 
  12. ^ daveyboyz (7 December 2009). "Dubstep Santa" – via YouTube. 
  13. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dubstep-Santa/dp/B002ZQ2L6I
  14. ^ daveyboyz (1 December 2010). "Dubstep Santa 2 - 'FILTHY'" – via YouTube. 
  15. ^ "Controversial Santa video viewed by thousands". 13 December 2011. 
  16. ^ daveyboyz (20 April 2010). "Justin Beaver - 'RABIES' (Parody 'Baby')" – via YouTube. 
  17. ^ Rude Tube (13 September 2011). "Rude Tube V: Justin Beaver - Unseen Interview" – via YouTube. 
  18. ^ http://crave.cnet.co.uk/accessories/0,39101000,49299389,00.htm
  19. ^ daveyboyz (15 October 2008). "Meeting Playboy's Chyna!" – via YouTube. 
  20. ^ "YouTube". 
  21. ^ http://blog.umbro.com/2009/03/27/katers17-and-daveyboyz-join-us-at-wembly/
  22. ^ "YouTube". 
  23. ^ "Submit questions for YouTube user's interview with James Cameron". 
  24. ^ "Official Avatar". 
  25. ^ Official Avatar (26 April 2010). "James Cameron interview" – via YouTube. 
  26. ^ Limited, GipsyMedia. "ITV at The Movies on ITV2 at 1:20pm September 25th, 2010". 
  27. ^ http://www.itvatthemovies.com
  28. ^ daveyboyzextra (7 November 2010). "Due Date Premiere (London) with David Bass" – via YouTube. 
  29. ^ a b daveyboyzextra (30 November 2010). "Meeting Colin Farrell" – via YouTube. 
  30. ^ daveyboyzextra (19 November 2010). "Meeting 'Voice of Andy' Toy Story 3" – via YouTube. 
  31. ^ daveyboyz (10 November 2010). "Meeting Robert Downey jr. and Zach Galifianakis" – via YouTube. 
  32. ^ daveyboyzextra (29 October 2010). "Bruce Willis NEW interview (David Bass - ITV at the Movies)" – via YouTube. 
  33. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (7 November 2011). "Watch the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 London launch online". 
  34. ^ codMW3launch (9 November 2011). "Call of Duty: MW3 - Highlights from UK launch party 07.11.11" – via YouTube. 
  35. ^ Hick, Melanie (8 November 2011). "(PHOTOS) Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Launch Party". 
  36. ^ "David reveals what it's like living with OCD". 7 October 2012. 
  37. ^ "It's a Mad World, Series 2, Free Speech - BBC Three". 
  38. ^ "07/08/2013, Dokumenttiprojekti - BBC Three". 
  39. ^ "David and his OCD, 07/08/2013, Dokumenttiprojekti - BBC Three". 
  40. ^ "The invisible obsessions ruining lives". 
  41. ^ Bailey, Madeleine (12 December 2013). "My winter sniffles were caused not by a cold but an allergy to CHRISTMAS TREES". 
  42. ^ http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/ocd-it-s-like-having-a-bully-inside-your-head-1.1772746
  43. ^ "Coping with OCD: How Alpha-Stim is helping to beat the 'bully'". 29 December 2014. 

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