Danny Worsnop

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Danny Worsnop
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Danny Worsnop with Asking Alexandria at With Full Force Festival 2013
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Robert Worsnop
Born(1990-09-04) 4 September 1990 (age 24)[1]
Beverley, England
OriginYorkshire, England
GenresMetalcore, hard rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter, photographer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2008–present
LabelsSumerian
Associated actsAsking Alexandria, We Are Harlot, I See Stars, With One Last Breath, Memphis May Fire, The Family Ruin
Websitedanny-worsnop.allaxess.com
 
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Danny Worsnop
Asking Alexandria-8.jpg
Danny Worsnop with Asking Alexandria at With Full Force Festival 2013
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Robert Worsnop
Born(1990-09-04) 4 September 1990 (age 24)[1]
Beverley, England
OriginYorkshire, England
GenresMetalcore, hard rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter, photographer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2008–present
LabelsSumerian
Associated actsAsking Alexandria, We Are Harlot, I See Stars, With One Last Breath, Memphis May Fire, The Family Ruin
Websitedanny-worsnop.allaxess.com

Daniel Robert "Danny" Worsnop (born 4 September 1990) is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist of British metalcore band Asking Alexandria. Danny co-founded the band with lead guitarist Ben Bruce in 2008. He and Bruce also write most of the lyrics to their songs. The band has released three studio albums, two EPs, one remix album, and one short film. He has worked with artists such as I See Stars, With One Last Breath and Memphis May Fire,[2] providing guest vocals on several songs. He is also in the process of writing a book, as well as recording a solo album. He is also the lead singer of rock band We Are Harlot.[3]

Music career[edit]

2008-present: Asking Alexandria[edit]

Main article: Asking Alexandria

While Ben Bruce did originally form the band in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2006 with a line up consisting of completely different members, after he realized that he wouldn't be able to achieve international success in Dubai, he moved back to England, Nottingham in 2008 and reassembled the band with new members from the local area, including lead singer Danny Worsnop, of which he had moved into his flat apartment in York. He carried the name over due to not wanting to bother to come up with a brand new name, so he stuck with the old one.[4] When asked why he chose that particular name, he explained that "'Most bands have a pretty shit band name, so I just came up with something. I came up with Alexandria as a human name, because people relate to humans," although the reason for using the word 'asking' is not explained.[5]

The band released their first official debut album titled Stand Up and Scream in 2009 via Sumerian and Victory records, produced by Joey Sturgis.[6] Although it didn't chart in the UK, it did chart in the US, peaking at; 4 in the Top Heatseekers, 24 in the Top Hard Rock Albums and 29 in the Top Independent Albums.[7] The bands second album, titled Reckless and Relentless, was released in 2011 via Sumerian records, which again featured Joey Sturgis.[8] This time, the album did chart in the UK, peaking at 7 on the UK Rock Chart, and also charted in Australia at 30 on the Australian Albums Chart.[9][10] They released their third album, titled From Death to Destiny in 2013 via Sumerian Records and peaked in the US at 5 and the Top Hard Rock Albums at 1,[7] and also charted in the UK at 28 and in Australia at 11, making it their most commercially successful album to date.[11][12]

2011-present: We Are Harlot[edit]

Main article: We Are Harlot

In multiple interviews, Worsnop has mentioned a new band project called 'Harlot,' which he has explained that after touring with Asking Alexandria in 2013, he will be touring with this band and release an album, along with his solo album in the near future.[13] The band was formed 3 years prior to the events of 2014 after Worsnop and Jeff George had met since they shared the same lawyer Eric German in Los Angeles. After the meeting, the two members moved in together as roommates and Worsnop invited Bruno Agra and the three started to make demo's.[14] this was initially going to be used as material for Worsnop's solo album, but once they met Brian Weaver, who became part of the band after they advertised the role for a full-time bassist, it grew into the band.[14][15]

2011-present: Solo[edit]

Worsnop is to be releasing a solo album, however since announcement in 2011, only one song, titled 'Savior' has been released. He also released a 50 second clip of the song Photograph via YouTube.[16] In an interview with Artisan News Service Danny has said that he is expecting to release the album by Easter of 2014.[17] In a Facebook post on 20 December 2013, he also stated that he is working with producer Jay Ruston, and that the album will be released through Sumerian Records.[18] He has released a preview of a song titled 'I Run To you' on his official YouTube channel, whilst its full song is available to download on his website via subscription.[19]

Other ventures[edit]

2012-present: Writing[edit]

Worsnop has written an autobiography titled "Am I Insane?",[1] which has not been released yet. An excerpt of it was released on 31 July 2013.[1] In an interview with Wayde Flowerday of MusicReview.co.za, Danny stated that he had been working on the book for two years, and it should hopefully be ready by sometime in 2015.[20]

2013-present: Photography[edit]

In his biography on his website, he has stated that he is also a photographer and that he will be releasing some of his works on charity auctions at some point in the future.[21] Danny has said in a Facebook post that he is organising an auction for 2014.[18]

Discography[edit]

Asking Alexandria[edit]

Studio albums

We Are Harlot[edit]

Singles

Singles[edit]

SongYearAlbum
"Saviour"2011TBA
"Man in the Mirror" (Michael Jackson cover)2013Thriller: A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson[22]
"I Run To you"2014TBA

Featured artist[edit]

SongYearAlbumArtist
"Wake the Dead"2010With One Last Breath EP[23]With One Last Breath
"Automatic Rewind"Crossroads: 2010Bizzy Bone
"Frequencies"2011Frequencies[24]Eyes Like Diamonds
"Endless Sky"2012Digital RenegadeI See Stars
"The Price Of Beauty"Ending Is the Beginning: The Mitch Lucker Memorial ShowSuicide Silence
"Losing Sight"ChallengerMemphis May Fire
"Sellouts"2014SavagesBreathe Carolina
"Brother"Watch Me mixtape[25]Ronnie Radke

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Colwell, Matthew (31 July 2012). "Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop posts excerpt from autobiography, ‘Am I Insane?’". Alternative Press. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Danny Worsnop". allmusic.com. Allmusic. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Danny Worsnop starts new band". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon. "Interview: Asking Alexandria". Guitarworld.com. Guitar World. p. 2. Retrieved 27 June 2014. Realizing he would never achieve international recognition in Dubai, Bruce moved on his own to Nottingham, England, in 2008, and after searching the internet for musicians found guitarist Danny Worsnop. 
  5. ^ "Interview with ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria". Independentphilly.com. Independent Philly. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream credits". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Asking Alexandria chart history". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Asking Alexandria Reckless & Relentless credits". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "2011 Top 40 Rock & Metal Albums Archive 16th April 2011". Officialcharts.com. Official Charts. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Asking Alexandria - Reckless & Relentless (Album)". Australian-charts.com. Australian-charts. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Asking Alexandria chart history". Officialcharts.com. Official Charts. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Asking Alexandria - From Death To Destiny (Album)". Australian-charts.com. Australian-charts. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "ASKING ALEXANDRIA Singer To Take Break From Band To Tour With HARLOT" (News Feed). BlabberMouth.net. BlabberMouth. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. I'm gonna take a few months off from ASKING and tour with HARLOT. It's gonna be a weird transitional period where I'm trying to figure out the right balance for the schedules. 
  14. ^ a b Bienstock, Richard (17 March 2014). "Guitarist Jeff George Talks Gear and Harlot, His New Band with Members of Asking Alexandria and Silvertide" (Interview). Guitarworld.com. Guitarworld. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  15. ^ Travers, Paul (17 May). "The Great British Riff Off!". Kerrang! (1517). p. 21.  Check date values in: |date= (help);
  16. ^ "Danny Worsnop to release solo album". killyourstereo.com. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  17. ^ ((Release date for Danny's solo album)|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2hgsj_VZJE%7Cpublishdate=8 October 2013)
  18. ^ a b Danny Worsnop (20 December 2013). "Plans of 2014" (Facebook post). Facebook. Danny Worsnop. Retrieved 21 December 2013. Hey all, just a quick update... 
  19. ^ Worsnop, Danny. "Danny I Run to You". YouTube. Danny Worsnop. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Interview: Asking Alexandria (Danny Worsnop) on Breasts, Superheroes and Dirty Jokes | MusicReview.co.za - South Africa's largest independent music site". MusicReview.co.za(user). MusicReview.co.za. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Biography of Danny Worsnop" (Biography). http://danny-worsnop.allaxess.com/. Danny Worsnop. 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. Danny is also an avid photographer, keep your eye open for charity auctions of his work in the future. 
  22. ^ "'Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson': More Details Revealed". BlabberMouth.com. Blabber Mouth. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "With One Last Breath; Self-Titled EP". Ryan Wilkinson. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  24. ^ "Danny Worsnop Guest Vocals on Eyes Like Diamonds "Frequencies"". YouTube.com. Eyes Like Diamonds. 
  25. ^ "Ronnie Radkes Mixtape Website". RonnieRadkeMixtape. Ronnie Radke. Retrieved 25 December 2013.