Dan Worton (born 28 July 1972) is an English drummer from the Stourbridge area and founding member of the indie/punk band Ned's Atomic Dustbin.
In 1988, he along with guitarist, Garath Pring (Rat); vocalist, Jonn Penney; drummer, and bassists, Matt Cheslin and Alex Griffin, formed the punk band Ned's Atomic Dustbin. With two bass players, Griffin and Cheslin, in the band, Griffin plays melody lines high up on one bass, and Cheslin plays the regular bass lines on the other.
Worton’s drumming was often quite dance music oriented and he was usually credited on the group's recordings as "Dan Dan the fast drumming man".
Ned's Atomic Dustbin quickly gathered a strong fanbase after being offered a support slot by local heroes The Wonder Stuff on their 1989 and 1990 UK tours. The band went on have 5 Top 40 hit singles and a Top 5 album Godfodder which sold more than half a million copies in 1990.
The band recorded two more albums (Are You Normal? and Brainbloodvolume.) In 1995, after an extensive US tour to support Brainbloodvolume, the band split up in New York City following what would be their final show. After the split Worton formed a new band called Bring Out The Freaks, in which he played bass. The band split in 2004 and he has since formed a new band called Bouncing Bomb. Bouncing Bomb released their album, Everything, on 28 November 2011. Recorded at Gravity Shack in London and engineered by Jessica Corcoran, Everything was mixed by Tim Palmer. The album was released on SEVAN SEVAN Music owned and run by longtime friend Stu Evans.
In 2000, Worton joined the Ned's Atomic Dustbin reunion, and continues to play with the band. In June 2006 they released their first single in eleven years, entitled "Hibernation."
On 12 May 2008, the band announced that the original lineup of Jonn, Rat, Matt, Alex, and Dan would be performing live together for the first time since 1995 on 6 December 2008 at the Astoria London. 2009 saw Ned's Atomic Dustbin playing two shows with the original line-up. Worton became a record producer when working with musician Katie Collins.
The band's frontman, Jonn Penney, said of the re-union:
It just felt right! There was the understandable awkwardness when we stood in a room together for the first time in 13 years, but that just melted away as soon as we started to play the songs.
The band have now reformed and play regular shows, most recently a sell out show at the 2200 capacity Manchester Academy with support from indie heritage acts, the Wedding Present and The Chameleons. The band also played at the Indie Daze event at the 3200 capacity London Forum on September 13, 2014.
|Article Title:||Dan Worton: British drummer for Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Biography and Life|
|Author(s):||PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff|
|Publish Date:||25 Dec 2016|
|Date Accessed:||12 Aug 2020|