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At least 2 persons are know as Dan Donovan, one keyboardist for Big Audio Dynamite and the other a spiritual themed guitarist.

1. Daniel “Dan” Donovan (born 10 August 1962) is a British keyboardist probably best known for being a member of Big Audio Dynamite. Following a brief stint in 1990 with The Sisters of Mercy he became a founding member of Dreadzone. Although he officially left Dreadzone during the development of Zion Youth, he returned in 1996.

2. Dan Donovan is a British singer, songwriter, and guitar player. Born in 1960 to a Welsh preacher, he produces music which uses metaphor extensively to draw on themes. bluesy, folksy, groovy, stompy, edgy, grungy, mellow music


Dan was the star of The Tribe of Dan; they had a session with John Peel, which they released as “The Beeb Tapes.”

The Tribe of Dan achieved cult status in the 80’s Christian goth scene despite Dan’s protestations that he was not a goth. Songs included “Shook up shook up” and “Cooking pot” and gigs featured displays of formation moshing in pyramid formation, venue management not permitting, and cries of “moooooose.”

The album TRASHBONE THANG, released by Scottish independent label Sticky Music, hailed Donovan’s solo career. Kerrang! magazine claimed that it must have been recorded under the influence of mulled wine and candlelight.

In 1995, Donovan released DUST SHAKER, which was acclaimed in Mojo as “Funky, sinister and impenetrable”.

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  • sorophx

    er, does this Dan Donovan have anything to do with a game called 'courier crisis'? has he ever worked with Buster Fields?

    18 Oct 2009 Reply
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