//GORILLAZ BIOGRAPHY//

The 'real' people behind the Gorillaz project


Click a picture below to begin reading the biography of a collaborator / creator, and an outline of their role in the Gorillaz project to date

(NB with the Gorillaz music, there is often no clear line as to what is attributed to 'the Gorillaz' and what is attributed to collaborators as part of Gorillaz. The musicians section includes all musicians, producers, remixers, etc, who have worked on Gorillaz officially released tracks in any capacity)


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Creators/Directors

Damon Albarn
CREATOR / MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Jamie Hewlett
CREATOR / VISUAL DIRECTOR



Studio Musicians, Producers, etc (collaborators and those credited as Gorillaz)

Damon Albarn
VOX/KEYS/WRITING/GUITARS/MELODICA
Junior Dan / Dan Left Hand
BASS ON PHASE ONE TRACKS
Tom Girling
ENGINEER/PROTOOLS
Jason Cox
ENGINEER
Dan The Automator
PRODUCER OF DEBUT/EARLY B-SIDES
Miho Hatori
VOCALS ON DEBUT/EARLY B-SIDES
Ibrahim Ferrer
VOX:LATIN SIMONE(QUE PASA CONTIGO)
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
RAP ON CLINT/RTH
Tina Weymouth
VOCALS ON 19/2000
Neneh Cherry
VOCALS ON 'KIDS WITH GUNS'
Paraiso School Of Samba
PERCUSSION ON 'SAMBA AT 13'
Sweetie Irie
RAP ON ED CASE REFIX AND DUB DUMB
Toby Whelan
ASSISTANT ENGINEER ON DEBUT ALBUM
James Dring
ASSISTANT ENGINEER: FLIM MUSIC/DVD
Cass Browne
CO-PRODUCED THE SOUNDER
Phi Life Cypher (group)
RAP ON CLINT EASTWOOD REMIX
D-12 (group)
RAP ON '911'
Redman
RAP ON GORILLAZ ON MY MIND
Spacemonkeyz (group)
GROUP BEHIND LAIKA COME HOME
Simon Tong
GUITAR ON DEMON DAYS ALBUM
Rosie Wilson
VOCALS ON 'DARE'
Dangermouse
PRODUCED SECOND ALBUM
De La Soul (group)
RAP ON 'FEEL GOOD INC'
U Brown
SKANK ON LAIKA COME HOME
Earl 16
SKANK ON LAIKA COME HOME
Mike Smith
HORNS ON LAIKA COME HOME
Dennis Rollins
HORNS ON LAIKA COME HOME
Dominic Glover
HORNS ON LAIKA COME HOME
Jeff Scantlebury
PERCUSSION ON LAIKA COME HOME
Pete Collis
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT ON LCH
Stuart Zender
BASS ON LAIKA COME HOME
Phil Soul
BASS ON LAIKA COME HOME
Brian Pisce
STRINGS ON LAIKA COME HOME
Kid Koala
SCRATCHING ON DEBUT ALBUM
Jaques Shythé
CASTANETS ON LAIKA COME HOME
Martin Shaw
HORNS ON LAIKA COME HOME
Terry Hall
VOCALS ON LIL'DUBCHEFIN' / 911
The Bees (group)
SOME INSTRUMENTS ON SECOND ALBUM
Simon Katz
ORGAN ON LIL' DUB CHEFIN'
Roots Manuva
VOCALS ON 'ALL ALONE'
Shaun Ryder
VOCALS ON 'DARE'
Martina Topley-Bird
VOCALS ON 'ALL ALONE'
Ike Turner
PIANO ON 'EVERY PLANET WE REACH IS DEAD'
Booty Brown
VOCALS ON 'DIRTY HARRY'
London Community Gospel Choir
VOCALS ON 'DEMON DAYS'
San Fernandez Youth Chorus (?)
VOCALS ON 'DIRTY HARRY'
MF Doom
VOCALS ON 'NOVEMBER HAS COME'
Dennis Hopper
VOCALS ON 'FIRE COMING OUT OF THE MONKEY'S HEAD'
Ghostigital (?)
WORK ON 'STOP THE DAMS'
Reykjvaik West End Brass Band
HORNS ON 'STOP THE DAMS'



People who have remixed Gorillaz songs

Junior Sanchez
DID A REMIX OF 'DARE'
Pollyn
DID A REMIX OF 'DARE'
Dave Aude
DID A REMIX OF 'DARE'
Chab
DID A REMIX OF 'DARE'
Paul Van Dyk
DID THE REMIX FOR DARE (REFIX)
Soulwax
DID THE SOULWAX REMIX OF DARE
Damien Mendis
DID SOULCHILD REMIX OF 19/2000
Ben Brown
DID A REMIX OF 19/2000
James Murphy
DID THE DFA REMIX OF DARE
DJ Touché
DID WISEGUYS MIX OF 19/2000
Curtis Lynch Jr.
S.C. MIX, PRODUCED DRACULA
Ed Case
REMIXED THE REFIX OF CLINT
Stuart Bradbury
DID SOULCHILD REMIX OF 19/2000
Carl H
REMIXED TCT
Aidan Lavelle
REMIXED FILM MUSIC
Jamie T
DID THE 'TURN TO MONSTERS' MIX
Metronomy
REMIXED EL MANANA
Hot Chip
REMIXED KIDS WITH GUNS
Jon Carter
REMIXED OF DIRTY HARRY
Paul Mac
REMIXED DIRTY HARRY



Live / Session Musicians, and warm-up DJs

Cass Browne
DRUMMER
Junior Dan / Dan Left Hand
BASS
Haruka Kuroda
BACKING VOCALS
Jamal Grey
RAPPER ON US TOUR
Phi Life Cypher (group)
RAPPER ON PHASE ONE TOUR (NOT US LEG)
Roberto Occhipinti
BASS ON US TOUR
Simon Katz
GUITARS
Mike Smith
SAXOPHONE/KEYBOARDS
Vaness Wu
RAP ON GOLDEN MUSIC AWARDS SONG
Stanley Huang
RAP ON GOLDEN MUSIC AWARDS SONG
Damon Albarn
VOCALS/MELODICA/GUITAR
Sweetie Irie
LIVE APPEARANCE AT SCALA SHOW
Ed Case
LIVE APPEARANCE AT SCALA SHOW
Darren Galea
TURNTABLES/SCRATCHING
Dan The Automator
WARM-UP DJ ON US LEG OF TOUR
Morgan Nicholls
BASS
Simon Tong
GUITAR
Demon Days Live Band
LIVE BAND FOR SHOWS IN 2005



Gorillaz Voice Actors

Phil Cornwell
VOICE OF MURDOC
Haruka Kuroda
VOICE OF NOODLE
Remi Kabaka
RUSSEL ON GORILLA BITES
  Nelson De Freitas
VOICE OF 2D
 



Visual / Writers : website, tour visuals , videos, pictures etc

Jamie Hewlett
LEAD ARTIST
Zombie Flesh Eaters (company)
HEWLETT'S CO:ART,WEBSITE,DESIGN,ETC
Cass Browne
CO-WROTE DOCUMENTARY/SITE TOUR
Passion Pictures (company)
ANIMATORS / PRODUCTION OF VIDEOS
XL Video (company)
PUT TOGETHER TOUR VISUALS WITH ZFE
Mike Robinson
GORILLAZ WEBDESIGN AND GAMES
Tim Watkins
GORILLAZ.COM WEB TEAM
Matt Watkins
GORILLAZ.COM WEB TEAM



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