Badly Drawn Boy is the musical moniker of English alternative music singer/songwriter Damon Gough, whose trademark guitar, piano and vocal mix have created an inimitable, critically acclaimed sound. His debut recording, the 1997 five-track vinyl EP1, only 500 of which were pressed, is now an invaluable collectors piece among Badly Draw Boy fans. Badly Drawn Boy broke into the mainstream scene with his critically acclaimed debut album The Hour of Bewilderbeast, which earned him the 2000 Mercury Music Prize of 20,000 Euro. Shortly after, he was recruited by directors Chris and Paul Weitz to exclusively score their 2002 film About a Boy. Although Gough is known for talking extensively during his live shows, his raw music resonates as both uplifting and contemplative.