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Jackie McKeown

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Birth name  John McKeown
Years active  1992–present
Genres  Indie rock
Instruments  Vocals guitars
Role  Singer
Occupation(s)  Musician
Name  Jackie McKeown

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Born  17 February 1971 (age 44) Bellshill, Scotland (1971-02-17)
Albums  Kicks, Male Shadow at Three O'Clock, Cookies
People also search for  Paul Thomson, Alex Kapranos, Jamie McMorrow, Dino Bardot, Michael McGaughrin

Associated acts  The Yummy Fur, 1990s
Music groups  1990s, The Yummy Fur

Interview 1990s jackie mckeown part 1

Jackie McKeown (born John McKeown, 17 February 1971, Bellshill, Scotland) is the Scottish former lead singer and guitarist for the Glasgow indie rock band The Yummy Fur and plays currently in 1990s.


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McKeown grew up in Blantyre near Glasgow. His early teenage years were coloured by obsessions with David Bowie and European art cinema. At the age of 16 he began playing guitar and writing songs, forming his first bands, Glass Candle and Subliminal Girls, after leaving school in 1988.

Just prior to moving to Glasgow in 1992, he formed The Yummy Fur with Jamie McMorrow. He also performed in Cotton Gum and played guitar in LungLeg (his sister Jane's band) for a UK tour. In the late 90s he often played lead guitar for Comet Gain and performs on their album Tigertown Pictures (1999).

After The Yummy Fur decided to split in December 1999, McKeown turned thirty, got married and attended university for the first time, studying film theory. Having become tired of playing guitar, he formed a short-lived electronic pop band called The Girls with former Yummy Fur member Alex Kapranos which performed live only once (in Glasgow).

In 2001 Mckeown began collaborating with The Yummy Fur's Paul Thomson, making absurdist electronic pop under the name 10,000 Volt Ghost. With the addition of Jenni McKenzie, this outfit became The Mars Hotel (Thomson soon leaving to form Pro Forma then Franz Ferdinand with fellow ex-Yummy Fur member Alex Kapranos)

The Mars Hotel performed its last show on New Year's Eve 2004 and McKeown began writing and recording songs with Michael McGaughrin. This became 1990s with the addition of former Yummy Fur bassist Jamie McMorrow. It was at this time that the nickname 'Jackie' was given to him via his bandmates. After a handful of gigs, 1990s were signed to the label Rough Trade Records and released the albums Cookies (2007) and Kicks (2009). 1990s performed extensively throughout Europe, America, Canada, Australia, Japan and Brazil. Over the winter of 2010/2011, they recorded a third album but, since parting ways with RoughTrade, it remains unreleased.

It was announced on 21 August 2013 that McKeown will collaborate with guitarist Bernard Butler under the name of Trans. The band are due to make their live debut at the 2013 Liverpool Psychedelic Festival.

McKeown resides in Glasgow's West End and continues to perform with 1990s.

Interview 1990s jackie mckeown part 2


Jackie McKeown Wikipedia