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Clint Boon

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Genres  Rock pop indie
Nationality  English
Years active  1986–present
Spouse  Charlie Boon
Name  Clint Boon
Movies  24 Hour Party People
Role  Musician

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Born  28 June 1959 (age 56) Oldham, England (1959-06-28)
Occupation(s)  Musician DJ Producer Engineer
Instruments  Keyboards vocals electronic organ synthesizer percussion
Associated acts  The Clint Boon Experience Inspiral Carpets
Website  Clint Boon official site
Music groups  Inspiral Carpets, The Clint Boon Experience
Similar People  Tom Hingley, Graham Lambert, Craig Gill, Dave Swift, Dave Formula
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Clinton David Boon (born 28 June 1959) is an English musician, DJ and radio presenter. Boon originally rose to fame as the keyboard player (and sometimes vocalist) of Inspiral Carpets.

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Music career

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Born in Oldham, Lancashire, Boon joined the Inspiral Carpets in 1986 after previously playing in a band called The Mill. After the Inspiral Carpets split in 1995, Boon went on to form The Clint Boon Experience releasing two albums under this name – The Compact Guide to Pop Music and Space Travel (1999), and Life in Transition (2000). In this year the band released the single "Do What You Do (Earworm Song)", which featured Fran Healy, the lead singer of the band Travis. Boon has his own record label, 'Booney Tunes', signing artists such as Elaine Palmer, and has also been a regular DJ at a number of nightclubs around England, and in Wrexham, North Wales. He rejoined the Inspiral Carpets for two sell-out tours in 2002 and 2003 and remains with them to this day.

Media career

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Boon made a cameo appearance in the 2002 film, 24 Hour Party People as a train conductor and also worked with Cosgrove Hall providing music for the Engie Benjy cartoon series.

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In 1995 Boon began working for Liverpool's Crash FM after being recruited by DJ Janice Long and has also stood in for DJ Terry Christian on Century FM in Manchester.

In 2005 Boon became head of music of the Oldham-based radio station, The Revolution, where he presented the 1000–1400 weekday show. in 2006 he left the station for, then rival station, Xfm Manchester where he began presenting the drivetime show. The following year Boon received two Sony Award nominations for his XFM show in the Music Broadcaster and Specialist Music Programme categories. Boon has a cult following, with regular listeners to his show being unofficially enrolled in the Boon Army.

He has been a resident DJ on Saturday nights at the club 'South' in Manchester for fifteen years, while also hosting other nights around the UK.

From September 2015, Boon has hosted a Sunday evening show on Radio X between 7pm and 11pm. From 16 January 2016, Clint will present an 80s music show on BBC Radio Manchester between 6pm and 8pm.

Clint Boon started his new drivetime radio show, #ThatsGoodInnit at XS Manchester on the 27th of March 2017.

Charity work

In 2013, Boon became patron of SiMBA, a charity supporting parents who have lost a very young baby, following the death of his daughter, Luna Bliss, who was born prematurely in April 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Manchester and died 34 days later. Boon's middle son Hector wanted to raise money for the hospital and was sponsored to have his long hair cut with the fundraising appeal becoming known as Hector's Fund. The Boon family continue to raise money for St. Mary's and to date Hector's Fund has raised £40,000 and paid for custom-made mother and baby feeding chairs for the hospital.

In January 2015, Boon launched a campaign to recruit runners to take part in the 10K Great Manchester Run to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity and the Saint Mary's Hospital Charity's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Members of the public were invited to sign up and run as part of the Boon Army to raise sponsorship money for the charities.

Personal life

Clint currently lives in Stockport, with his wife Charlie and their children Oscar, Hector and Cassius. He also has two older children, Harley and Max, from his first marriage.

Discography

The Clint Boon Experience
  • The Compact Guide to Pop Music and Space Travel (1999)
  • Life in Transition (2000)
  • Inspiral Carpets
  • Life (1990)
  • The Beast Inside (1991)
  • Revenge of the Goldfish (1992)
  • Devil Hopping (1994)
  • Inspiral Carpets (2014)
  • References

    Clint Boon Wikipedia