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Manchester, United States
Last online: 11 months ago

About a boy…

Darkbloom (in real life Noam David Wright) is a singer-songwriter from Manchester, UK, with more than a few tales to tell. Raised in some of the roughest parts of city, as a teenager he narrowly escaped a lot of hot water.

Channeling a heart full of anger, in 1997 he formed the infamous, and short-lived, punk band Breather, who released just one vinyl-only single (financed by Manic Street Preachers’ management) before imploding in spectacular fashion.

In his early 20’s, and in a right old mess, he’d had it with songwriting and took off abroad, over the next 10 years living and working in eight countries - Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Poland, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Israel - where he did everything from getting arrested for bar fighting in Nairobi to becoming a voice-over actor for Italian cinema commercials to nursing acute dementia sufferers in rural New Zealand.

After this all this, on returning to his home country, there was only one thing to do; become Jewish.

His rich and multi-faceted songwriting has been praised by fellow musical greats such as Tom Robinson (TRB), John Bramwell (I am Kloot) and Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), as well as the late (Mr Manchester himself) Tony Wilson (Factory Records).

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