Julian Fenton

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Julian Fenton
Birth nameJulian John Bramley
Born (1964-05-21) 21 May 1964 (age 54)
Marylebone, London, England
GenresAlternative rock
Associated actsKinky Machine, Mansun

Julian Fenton (born Julian John Bramley 21 May 1964 in Marylebone, London) is an English rock drummer, composer and teacher, formerly of 90's rock bands Kinky Machine and Mansun.[1]

Following the split of Kinky Machine in 1995, Fenton briefly joined Mansun in 1996, filling in between the band's original drummer Hib’s departure and Andie Rathbone's recruitment. Fenton notably performed with the group at that years T in the Park and has also toured with The Lightning Seeds, Duran Duran, ABC, TJ Johnson and His Band, A-ha, Jimmy Ruffin[2] and Arthur Brown.[3]

Fenton's stepfather, Neil Aspinall was tour manager and personal assistant for The Beatles and was regarded as "The Fifth Beatle".[4] He is also the half-brother of artist Joe Fenton.

Fenton currently plays with various rock, jazz, funk and reggae bands and having studied himself with Trevor Tomkins and Bob Armstrong, also teaches drums himself.[3]


  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (31 October 2003). The great indie discography. Canongate U.S. ISBN 978-1-84195-335-9. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  2. ^ Drum Lessons in London | World Heart Beat Music Academy | Wandsworth London. Worldheartbeat.org. Retrieved on 1 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b http://scolvinter.wix.com/artsandfacts#!julian-fenton/c1uyx
  4. ^ The Blacklisted Journalist, Who Wants To Record Fusion Music With A Sizzling Bengali Baul? By Al Aronowitz, Babukishan Das Baul. Blacklistedjournalist.com. 1 February 2004