Danielle Dax

Danielle Dax (born as Danielle Gardner in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK on 23 September 1958) is an experimental English musician and producer from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. After a short modelling career (she won the "Miss Evening Echo" competition in 1976) she performed briefly with the avantgarde punk band The Lemon Kittens and during this time she also contributed vocals to the League of Gentlemen's 1981 eponymous album on the song "Minor Man". After leaving The Lemon Kittens she embarked on a solo career, recording and producing the albums Pop-Eyes (1982), Jesus Egg That Wept (1984) and Inky Bloaters (1987) on her own label, Awesome Records. In 1988 she signed with Sire Records, which released Dark Adapted Eye which contained material from her first three albums as well as b-sides from the singles Big Hollow Man, Where The Flies Are and Yummer Yummer Man. In 1990 she released her lone major-label studio album, Blast The Human Flower. Her last two album releases were in 1995 and consisted of a career retrospective double-album entitled Comatose-Non-Reaction and the Timber Tongue EP. Dax's career in the music business then went on indefinite hiatus, and was often referred to as a retirement. From 1996 on, she has worked in interior design, and has appeared several times on the BBC interior design show Homefront. According to her official MySpace page (maintained by long-time friend and former bandmate, Karl Blake), she has had several spoken word performances of her old material in the UK and on the continent, and there is some talk of new material being written. Her first three albums have been re-released on CD via her own label, Biter of Thorpe (with distribution through World Serpent). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.