Johnny Borrell
English rock singer
Johnny Borrell
Johnny Borrell is an English guitarist and singer, currently the frontman of the band Razorlight.
Biography
Johnny Borrell's personal information overview.
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Police Reports, April 26 to May 6
Lower Gynedd-Ambler-Whitepain Pa - almost 5 years
Ambler Borough Public Drunkenness - Armando Soriano, 44 years of age of the 200 block of S. Spring Garden St. was cited for Public Drunkenness on May 6 at 12:33 a.m., after police responded to the unit block of N Main St. for a disturbance.  Soriano was transported to the station where he was lodged until sober.  Public Drunkenness - Khaliq Bey, 19 yrs. of age of Linden Ave., Glenside was cited for Public Drunkenness and Underage Drinking on May 5 at 2:50 a.m., after police responded to the unit block of Belmont Ave. for the report of a suspicious subject.  He was transported to the station and lodged until sober. Public Drunkenness - Jessica Harrity, 22 years of age of the 200 block of E Butler Ave. was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Public Drunkenness on May 4 at 7:12 a.m., after police responded to the 100 block of Rosemary Ave. for a reported domestic.  Theft - Police are investigating a theft that was reported at the CVS Store/Pharma ...
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Trailer for Melancholia featuring Alexander Skarsgard, Kristen Dunst & Kiefer ... - Holy Moly!
Google News - over 5 years
To be honest, we didn't have very high hopes for this because the last Lars Von Trier film we saw didn't have a set (we never said we were Barry Norman), plus there was the whole Kirsten Dunst-Johnny Borrell incident to consider, as well as the fact
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Razorlight: 'We were Spinal Tap from the start' - NME.com
Google News - over 5 years
Razorlight's Johnny Borrell has revealed to NME that his band were “Spinal Tap from the start”, in a video which you can watch above. Referring to the band from the 1984 rockumentary parody flick This Is Spinal Tap, which is stacked full of hilarious
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Video: Johnny Borrell - 'I Quit Music For Four Months' - NME.com
Google News - over 5 years
Speaking at the V Festival, he told us that he wanted to get out of the music business following 2006's 'Razorlight'. I went to live on an Hebridian island for four months with a population of 250 people. I wasn't doing that to be cool,
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Johnny Borrell: Razorlight is really fun now, life is really great - Metro
Google News - over 5 years
Razorlight star Johnny Borrell says he's cleaned up his life after taking the extreme measure of going into a self-imposed exile in the outer Hebrides. Hoping the music will do all the talking this time around, the controversial star said the
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Johnny Borrell: 'Razorlight's dressing room used to be a horrible place' - NME.com
Google News - over 5 years
Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell has admitted that his band's dressing room was once "a horrible place to be." The singer, who has replaced the band's line-up completely since their extremely successful self titled second album, told the Daily Star
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JOHNNY BORRELL'S ENERGY BOOST - Daily Star
Google News - over 5 years
With new musicians around him, frontman Johnny Borrell feels invigorated ahead of their performance at the Virgin Media V Festival next weekend. Alongside drummer David “Skully” Kaplan, 32, bassist Freddie Stitz and guitarist Gus Robertson,
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Arctic Monkeys vs Razorlight at the V Festival - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
RAZORLIGHT will be in neighbouring dressing rooms with old foes the Arctic Monkeys at the V Festival's Virgin Media Louder Lounge – five years after gobby Johnny Borrell, 31, (left) said his group was better
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Charity football game for Indee Rose Trust - Yellow Advertiser
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Cagefighter Alex Reid, Razorlight's Johnny Borrell and actors Mark Wingett and Stephen Bell will compete against each other at Concord Rangers FC, in Haven Road, on Sunday, August 14, from noon. Various members of the EastEnders and Shameless cast will
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Razorlight change 'like break-up' - NZ City
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Johnny Borrell insists there was no bad feeling when the Razorlight line-up changes as their musical bond had "run its course". Johnny Borrell admits changing the Razorlight line-up was like a "relationship ending". The frontman is now joined in the
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In this week's NME... - NME.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Okay, actually it's Johnny Borrell and a load of blokes you've never seen before, but hallelujah, the boy still knows how to give an interview. So where's he been? Why did he fire the old band? And what was he thinking with that tache? JB reveals all
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Noel Gallagher se sent mieux sans Liam ? - Voila People
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"T'as dit à la putain de moustache de Johnny Borrell que je voulais lui foutre sur la gueule !", aurait déclaré Liam Gallagher. Et Noel de répondre : "Je lui dis : 'Mais de quoi tu parles ?'". "Je n'oublierai jamais... Il y avait tout ce grabuge et je
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Rheinkultur erfolgreich, wie nie - Music2Web's Musikportal
Google News - over 5 years
Natürlich dürfen in ihrem poppigen Set, durch welches der heute sehr zerstreut wirkende Johnny Borrell führt, auch die anderen Klassiker, wie "Fall To Pieces" oder "America" nicht fehlen. Auch die Hitsingle "Wire To Wire" spielt die Band und
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Noel Gallagher: Kettles, Space Jazz & Armageddon - This Is Fake DIY
Google News - over 5 years
So we get to Paris, and he's reeling off journalists' names, some are here in this room, and a whole manner of people I've never met. "You fucking tell Johnny Borrell's moustache I'll kick his fucking head in"
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Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats 2011: pari (artistique) réussi! - Concertlive.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Un show qui soit dit en passant se révèlera décevant, sappé par un répertoire par trop linéaire et par un leader, Johnny Borrell (un ex-Libertines), agaçant. Autre bonne surprise - la meilleure dirons certains - est le duo Christine
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Carl Barāt: The Libertine who cleaned up his act - Evening Standard
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The duo recruited supporting members - Johnny Borrell, future Razorlight frontman, passed through their ranks - and the band gigged around London, often playing in their own flat, or others' squats. By 2001 they were pioneers of the indie-rock
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Photos : Kate Moss, Nicole Richie, Keira Knightley… toutes ces stars en ... - Public.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Après s'être entichée d'un des membres du groupe Razorlight, Johnny Borrell, elle sort aujourd'hui avec le batteur de Rilo Kiley. L'allumeuse du film éponyme est bel et bien casée depuis trois ans dans les bras du musicien Martyn LeNoble avec qui elle
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Johnny Borrell
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 32
    Borrell appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 2013, where host Jack Whitehall teased him about how Borrell used to date Whitehall's sister.
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    Borrell's debut solo album, Borrell 1, was released in July 2013 in the UK.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 28
    Following his four-week residency on London radio broadcaster Xfm, Borrell joined the station for a further nine-week stint hosting a Sunday night show called The Sunday Service. It began on 6 September 2009 with Borrell playing a broad range of records spanning Jamaican dancehall, blues, rock'n’roll, krautrock and spoken word.
    More Details Hide Details Borrell has appeared twice on The Mighty Boosh, once alone as a giant rapist rabbit in the 2006 stage show and once with Razorlight in the episode "The Priest and the Beast". Noel Fielding also opened for Razorlight at their two sold out Alexandra Palace shows in 2005 and appeared in the Razorlight video for the song 'In the Morning' and 'Up All Night'. Borrell appeared on the front cover of the May 2007 issue of Vogue magazine, alongside supermodel Natalia Vodianova, in his trademark skinny white jeans and topless. Borrell is one of only seven men who have appeared on the cover of the UK version of Vogue. In 2008 Borrell and bandmate Andy Burrows appeared at the Teenage Cancer Trust comedy night at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Borrell's friend Noel Fielding. The two played a short acoustic set.
    Borrell also played charity shows for Nordoff Robbins, and Save The Children in the latter part of 2009 and in September duetted on 'Je Suis Venue Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais' with legendary singer Jane Birkin as part of a fundraiser for Kenyan children's charity Anno's Africa.
    More Details Hide Details Borrell is one of "The Dalston Set", a clique of indie notables connected to the early days of The Libertines, along with Dominic Masters of The Others, Pete Doherty, Carl Barât, John Hassall, and the Queens of Noize. It has been reported that he was briefly a stand-in bassist for The Libertines before they were signed, but in recent interviews he has claimed that this is not true; however, in Pete Welsh's Kids in the Riot, it is alleged that Borrell was sacked as The Libertines' bassist for unreliable behaviour and not having the same musical ability as the other members. In general though there is little animosity between the two bands, and Borrell remains friends with Carl Barât. The Libertines' song "The Boy Looked at Johnny" is reputedly about Borrell, and Razorlight's "Don't Go Back To Dalston" is reputedly directed at Pete Doherty, telling him to curtail his drug habit.
    Through his love of cricket (he appeared on the cover of Time Out's cricket edition in August 2005 holding a cricket ball) Borrell has become friends with some of the English cricket team including former captain Andrew Flintoff who asked Razorlight to play at the inaugural night of his charity, The Andrew Flintoff Foundation (of which Borrell is a patron) in July 2009 at London's The Hurlingham Club.
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  • 2007
    Age 26
    Borrell also worked with environmentally friendly charity Global Cool on their 2007 green campaigns. They also played at Mandela's July 2008 90th birthday celebration fund raiser in Hyde Park.
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    Mandela invited Razorlight to perform at his 1 December 2007 World Aids day concert in Johannesburg, which allowed the band to visit township AIDs projects.
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  • 2006
    Age 25
    On 4 November 2006 his essay on climate change was the front cover story of The Independent.
    More Details Hide Details Razorlight have also regularly supported Nelson Mandela's 46664 Aids charity. In July 2005 the band flew to Tromso, Norway to play a 46664 fundraiser.
    In 2006 Borrell started to work for Friends of the Earth's climate change campaign 'The Big Ask', a relationship which has continued through 2006's show in Trafalgar Square for the 'icount' campaign to playing at FOE's November 2009 Hammersmith Apollo fundraiser.
    More Details Hide Details Razorlight were deemed to be one of the highlights of 2 July 2005 Live 8 charity concert in Hyde Park and continued to support Borrell's global warming concerns by taking part in 7 July 2007 Live Earth event at Wembley Stadium. Borrell is one of few amongst his contemporary generation of stars to have appeared on the cover of a national UK newspaper because of his political views.
    2006 saw Borrell and the band grow into an arena act and extend their international reach.
    More Details Hide Details Second single 'America' went straight to number 1 in the UK on 14 October dominating UK radio charts to the end of the year, and climbing airplay and singles charts in Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and America. The Rolling Stones asked the band to support them in Europe. An autumn UK arena tour culminated in a sold out Wembley Arena show and tours of Japan, Europe and the US led into a second UK arena tour and a sold out show at London's 17,000 capacity Earl's Court in April 2007. Razorlight were the only UK band to headline the main stage at Reading Festival in August 2007. The Razorlight singer next emerged in October, duetting with The Kinks' Ray Davies on 'Sunny Afternoon' for the BBC Electric Proms at London's The Roundhouse.
    Q Magazine called it: “A punk rock symphony, a thrilling change in direction", and high-profile support slots with U2, Queen, The Who and Oasis and the band's appearance at Live 8 kept Razorlight occupied through the rest of the year prior to entering the studio for their second album in early 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The self-titled follow up was produced by Pretenders, Sex Pistols and Roxy Music producer Chris Thomas. First single 'In The Morning' went to number 3, and when the album was released on 17 July 2006 it gave the band their first number 1 in the UK album chart. The NME gave the album 8/10 and said: “A soulful romantic album that sees Razorlight comfortably leap the ‘difficult second album’ trap” whilst The Observer Music Monthly gave it 4/5 saying "Borrell's band's second album justifies the self-belief." Q Magazine called it "The best guitar album since Oasis's 'Definitely Maybe'”
  • 2005
    Age 24
    French fashion brand Dior's creative director Hedi Slimane based his 2005 Autumn/Winter collection on Borrell and Pete Doherty and chose Razorlight to write music for the Paris show.
    More Details Hide Details In the Spring of 2005 Razorlight played two sold out shows at London's Alexandra Palace with Noel Fielding from The Mighty Boosh as their support act. Meanwhile, in between-album's single "Somewhere Else" reached number 2 in the UK charts.
  • 2004
    Age 23
    After the number 8 single "Golden Touch", their debut album, Up All Night, was released on 28 June 2004, and charted at number 3 in the UK.
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    After 2004's constant touring Borrell was placed at No. 4 in NME's Cool List and Razorlight won Best New Act at 2004's Q Awards and the Best New Band category at the NME Awards in February 2005.
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  • 2002
    Age 21
    In 2002 he went on to form his own band which played house parties, rehearsing at a Hackney warehouse called Unit 13, comprising Carl Dalemo, Christian Smith-Pancorvo (later replaced by Andy Burrows) and Björn Ågren.
    More Details Hide Details The band were watching a video recording of themselves playing a gig and misheard the ending refrain 'Its alright, it's alright' from the song "In The City" as 'razor-light, razor-light' which was then chosen as the band name. In early 2003 XFM DJ John Kennedy began to play the band's demos, recorded at Toerag Studios in east London with producers Liam Watson and John Fortis. Razorlight signed to Mercury Records on 23 May 2003 after the Universal label fought off bids from Sony.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on April 4, 1980.
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