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Occupation(s)  Musician
Name  Drew McConnell
Role  Bass guitarist

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Born  10 November 1978 (age 37) Dublin, Ireland (1978-11-10)
Instruments  Bass guitar, guitar, vocals
Associated acts  Babyshambles Mongrel The Phoenix Drive Fionn Regan The Lost Brothers Peter Doherty Carl Barat Helsinki The Libertines
Music groups  Babyshambles (Since 2004), The La's, Mongrel, The Bottletop Band
Albums  Sequel to the Prequel, Shotter's Nation, The La's, Down in Albion, Up the Shambles – Live in
Similar People  Mick Whitnall, Adam Ficek, Patrick Walden, Pete Doherty, Lee Mavers

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Drew McConnell (born 10 November 1978 in Dublin, Ireland) is the bass guitarist and backing vocalist with Babyshambles, the band formed and fronted by frontman of the Libertines, Pete Doherty. He lived in Tenerife, Spain, for much of his childhood, and he speaks Spanish fluently. Formerly in the band Elviss, McConnell participates in a number of side-projects, such as the Phoenix Drive and playing double bass and piano with Irish singer/songwriter Fionn Regan as well as writing and recording solo material.


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McConnell organises a musical collective named Helsinki, with which he performs solo material as well as versions of songs by Babyshambles, such as a swing version of their single "Delivery". Among the members of this collective are Stephen Large of Squeeze and Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes., the drummer Seb Rochford of Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland, drummer Jamie Morrison (of the Noisettes), guitarist Matt Parks, Jonnie Fielding (violin), Larrikin Love and Fionn Regan.

McConnell completed a bass degree at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP).

He also appears in the video "Police on My Back" by UK grime artist Lethal Bizzle, playing bass.

McConnell is heavily involved with the Love Music Hate Racism movement, contributing a song with Babyshambles and Helsinki to a CD given away free with a copy of the NME in 2007, as well as playing at such events as the Love Music Hate Racism carnival with Jon McClure of Reverend and The Makers.

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McConnell also fronted the musical collective Mongrel with Jon McClure and members of Arctic Monkeys.

In 2011, McConnell was in a near death accident where he was hit by a car breaking a red light and knocked off his bike, crushing his spine. He has since recovered and is quoted saying "Humans are designed to deal with trauma of a physical and emotional kind. It's the stuff of life."

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On 5 May 2014 McConnell's Helsinki released its debut album "Coast of Silence." Its 12 tracks included "New Pair" and "The Very Last Boy Alive" which have also been recorded by Babyshambles.

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There She Goes
Fuck Forever
Lost Art Of Murder
Nothing Comes to Nothing
Carry On Up The Morning
Love You but You're Green
You Talk
Timeless Melody
French Dog Blues
Baddie's Boogie
The 32nd of December
Beg - Steal or Borrow
Deft Left Hand
8 Dead Boys
In Love With a Feeling
Unstookie Titled
La Belle et la Bete
Loyalty Song
That'll Be the Day
From Bollywood to Battersea
Kill a Man for His Giro
Crumb Begging
Why Did You Break My Heart / Piracy
Fall From Grace
Picture Me in a Hospital


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