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Andrew Vowles
Also known as Mushroom
Born 10 November 1967 (1967-11-10) (age 42)
Origin Bristol, England
Genres Trip-hop, Electronica
Years active 1988-present
Associated acts Massive Attack
The Wild Bunch

Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles (born 10 November 1967, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK), also known as Mushroom, is a founding member of British trip-hop collective Massive Attack.

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Early years

Prior to Massive Attack, Vowles, along with Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Nellee Hooper, and others were the Wild Bunch crew, named after a western by Sam Peckinpah. The Wild Bunch eventually became Massive Attack.

Career

Vowles remained a member of Massive Attack until shortly after the release of their third full-length album, Mezzanine, in 1998. Interviews with band members have pointed to differences of opinion in the direction the band should go; Vowles preferring a hip-hop direction while Robert Del Naja and Daddy G leaned more towards darker electronica themes. He also had expressed a dislike for touring, an activity which he characterised as "pimping".

Nickname

Vowles' nickname "Mushroom" comes from the arcade game, Centipede. The game was installed at Special K's Cafe, a popular hang-out spot in the mid 1980s for Vowles and his Wild Bunch peers.

Other work

Apart from his contributions to Massive Attack, Vowles also appears as a DJ and co-producer on Raw Like Sushi, Neneh Cherry's 1989 debut album.

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Andrew Vowles
Birth name Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles
Also known as Mushroom
Born 10 November 1967 (1967-11-10) (age 43)
Origin Bristol, England
Genres Trip-hop, Electronica
Years active 1988-present
Associated acts Massive Attack
The Wild Bunch

Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles (born 10 November 1967, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, England), also known as Mushroom, is a founding member of British trip-hop band Massive Attack.[1]

Early years

Vowles grew up in Bath. The same time to Massive Attack, Vowles, along with Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Nellee Hooper, and others were the The Wild Bunch crew, named after a western by Sam Peckinpah. Several members of The Wild Bunch formed Massive Attack.

Career

Vowles stayed a member of Massive Attack until shortly after the release of their third full-length album, Mezzanine, in 1998. Interviews with band members have pointed to differences of opinion in the direction the band should go; Vowles liking a hip-hop direction while Robert Del Naja and Daddy G leaned more towards darker electronica themes. He also had expressed a dislike for touring, an activity which he characterised as "pimping".[2]

References

  1. "Andrew Vowles". askbiography.com. http://www.askbiography.com/bio/Andrew_Vowles.html. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  2. "Andrew Vowles". tripatlas.com. http://tripatlas.com/Andrew_Vowles. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 

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