Andrew Vowles

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Andrew Vowles
Birth name Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles
Also known as Mushroom
Born 10 November 1967 (1967-11-10) (age 47)
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[change | change source]

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 Wild Bunch crew, named after a western by Sam Peckinpah. Several members of The Wild Bunch formed Massive Attack.

Career[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

  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.