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    Son Of Dork

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    Boyband lyrics
    2Wear Me Down lyrics
    Ticket Outta Loserville lyrics
    4Welcome To Loserville lyrics
    Holly... I'm The One lyrics
    6Thunderbirs Are Go (Busted Cover) lyrics
    7Hidden bonus track lyrics
    Eddie's song-adult version (disturbing lyrics) lyrics
    Little Things lyrics
    Murdered In The Mosh lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Eddie's Song [2006]
    2Welcome To Loserville [2005]
    3Ticket Outta Loserville [2005]


    James Elliot Bourne
    Nickname: Bournio
    Date of Birth: 13th September 1983
    Age: 22
    Role in band: Lead singer, guitar, piano
    From: Southend-on-Sea, Essex
    Favourite Food: Sushi and Pizza

    Chris William Leonard
    Nickname: Lenny
    Date of Birth: 13th March 1979
    Age: 26
    Role in band: Lead guitar and beacking vocals
    From: London
    Favourite Food: Chinese

    Danny Peter Hall
    Nickname: Danny
    Date of Birth: 12th June 1981
    Age: 24
    Role in band: Drums
    From: Widnes, Chesire
    Favourite Food: Bangers and Mash

    Dave Williams
    Nickname: Davo
    Date of Birth: 14th June 1986
    Age: 19
    Role in band: Guitar and some vocals
    From: Wales
    Favourite Food: Spaghetti Bolognese

    Steve Rushton
    Nickname: Plum, Rushtonaiter
    Date of Birth: 30th October 1987
    Age: 17
    Role in band: Lead singer, Bass guitar
    From: Chertsey, Surrey
    Favourite Food: Burger and chips

    To Trace the story of Son Of Dork, you'd have to go back to 1991,
    the summer of grunge. Nirvana had just released "Smells like
    Teen Spirit" and were the plais-clad kings of the world, and the
    airwaves were noiser than they'd been in years.

    It was at this exciting time that a precocious, seven years old
    James Bourne put his hand up in class and asked to learn to play
    guitar. Developing a voracious appetite for music Through Michael
    Jackson, via The Beatles and the Beach Boys and onto the
    punkier wares of Green Day, he stared to write his own material
    before being catapulted into the lamelight with Busted. You may
    have heard of them. No-one could have known that they'd go on
    to become Britain's biggest pop band - the ones responsible for
    replacing lip-synching boy bands with real instruments and spiky
    choruses of genuine adolescent experience.

    'The first real song I wrote was What I go School For," he
    remembers. 'It was the first one where I thought; this is really it
    now'. You cannot compare your songs to songs you wrote when you
    were nine. You have to start comparing them to songs on the
    radio. That was the first one where I thought it was better than
    songs that were already successful.'

    Meanwhile, SOD's co-frontman Steve Rushton was growing up on
    Chertsey near Staines, raised on old shool rock 'n' roll by his
    professional Elvis impersonator stepdad. 'Anything he doesn't
    know about Elvis isn't worth knowing' he laughs. 'He put a guitar
    in my hand and got me up onstage with him couple of times. I
    was just like 'wow?', I'm enjoying this, I want to do this!' I've been
    to Graceland, it was emotional.

    After his sister played him Green Day, Steve's late as a musician
    was sealed. He began to workship Billie Joe Armstrong and formed
    and band of his own - Mr Cheerful - after studying in Californian
    punk behemoths. 'I did everything I could to be like him,' he says
    as he takes a break in the London studio where Son Of Dork are
    adding the finishing touches to their debut album. 'I bought the
    same guitar as him, I bought all the albums and listened to them
    non-stop. He's my complete idol.

    The rest of the line-up are not the most obvious of bandmates,
    but their wildly varied background makes for a sound that Steve
    describes as being 'as close to rock as pop can get. People
    consider Simple Plan and Good Charlotte as rock, but these
    songs are rockier than their songs, and the lyrics are ten times
    better than their lyrics.'

    Before answering the adverts James placed everywhere from the
    NME to The Stage in order to put the band together, drummer
    Danny Hall had spent ten years pounding away with hardcore
    metal band Spiral Rock. Guitaris, Chris Leonard has toured the
    world's arenas with the likes of Bryan McFadden, Busted and
    Blue, while David 'Dai' Williams was in an emo band in South
    Wales and Steve was a rockabily dividing his time between Mr
    Cheerful, college and a job in Sainsbury's.

    Clearly it shouldn't work, but the unlikely five piece sparked off
    one another from day one. After a gruelling audition process and
    debut gigs at Oxford and Liverpool's Party in the Park Festivals,
    they're already inseparable. 'At the auditions I saw som great
    players I would have loved for the band, but I could tell they were
    arseholes,' says James. ' There was one guy who was one of the
    best guitarists I've ever seen and he had the biggest attitude
    problem in the world. Even if he was Jimi Hendrix, if he has an
    attitude problem he's never going to fit. It's not about individuals,
    it's about the band. If it was about individuals I'd go solo'

    'It's a great enviroment,' agrees Steve. 'They're just as much
    my best mates as anyone I've known for years no. I feel like I've
    known them for ages cos we're around each other 24/7. You just
    get to know everyone really quickly. We all bounce off each other and have a
    laugh. Touring¡s going to be great.'

    Things just kept falling into place. When James played four tracks
    acoustically to super-producer Gil Norton ( the man behind the
    sound such rock royalty as Pixies, Foo Fighters and Jimmy Eat
    World) he jumped at the chance to work with them. The only thing
    missing was a name. Which is where James' love of film -
    particulary movies about geeks . came into play. ' I was in Canada
    snowboarding so I remembered a scene from the loser film Problem
    Child..where a guy is going to execute the most important kick of his life
    and everyone on the room was shouting at him : Son of Dork..Son of dork..
    so I said to myself it is a good name for my new band...'

    Thanks to SonOfDork.com

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