Ian Watkins (Lostprophets)


Ian Watkins (Lostprophets)

Infobox musical artist 2
Name = Ian Watkins


Img_capt = Ian Watkins performing with Lostprophets at Leeds Festival 2007
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Landscape =
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Ian David Karslake Watkins
Alias =
Born = Birth date and age|1977|7|30 cite web
url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/music/sites/lostprophets/pages/ian_watkins.shtml
title=Ian Watkins
publisher=BBC News
author=
accessdate=2007-08-24
]
Died =
Origin = Pontypridd, Wales, UK
Instrument = vocals, drums
Voice_type =
Genre = Alternative metal
Alternative rock
Hard rock
Nu metal
Occupation = Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Years_active = 1995–Present
Label =
Associated_acts = Lostprophets
Public Disturbance
URL =
Notable_instruments =

Ian David Karslake Watkins (born July 30, 1977 in Pontypridd, Wales) is the lead singer, and also one of the founding members, of the Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets.

Biography

Watkins attended school with Mike Lewis and the pair became good friends.cite web
url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/music/sites/lostprophets/pages/ian_watkins.shtml
title=Ian Watkins
publisher=BBC News
author=
accessdate=2007-08-24
] Their mutual enjoyment of rock and metal music strengthened their friendship, leading teenage Watkins and Lewis, in 1991, to form a group called Aftermath; a thrash metal band that played in a shed in Watkins's garden.

Whilst spending time in the local Ynysangharad Park - where 17 years later Lostprophets would headline the Full Ponty Festival - Watkins was introduced to future band mate, Lee Gaze, through a mutual friend. Having abandoned Aftermath, which made two live appearances in the band's lifespan of two years, Watkins and Gaze decided to form a new band called Fleshbind, based on their American hardcore punk influences. The band played several shows, including one supporting Feeder in London, but the group was short-lived.

Watkins reunited with current Lostprophets guitarist, Mike Lewis, to be the drummer in a seminal hardcore band called Public Disturbance (formed in 1995). By this time, Watkins and Gaze had left Fleshbind to create their own band, Lozt Prophetz, who made their live debut in May 1997, alongside Public Disturbance, with Watkins as a vocalist for the first time. In 1998, Watkins left Public Disturbance to concentrate on the newly named, Lostprophets.

So far, Watkins has recorded three albums with the band, "Thefakesoundofprogress", "Start Something" and "Liberation Transmission", and toured extensively in Europe and America [
Lostprophets will be headlining the Download Festival this summer.cite web
url=http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/upcoming_tours/lostprophets_run_in_fall_tour_before_hitting_the_studio.html
title=Lostprophets Run In Fall Tour Before Hitting The Studio
publisher=Ultimate guitar
author=
accessdate=2007-08-29
] playing famous shows such as the Reading Festival in 2004 [cite web
url=http://www.livedaily.com/artists/bio/2296.html
title=Lostprophets find their way to US audiences
publisher=Live Daily
author=
accessdate=2007-08-29
] and 2007. [cite web
url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/readingandleeds/2007/artists/lostprophets/
title=Artist/ Line up: Lostprophets
publisher=BBC News
author=
accessdate=2007-08-29
]

Personal life

Despite that he is straight edge [ [http://www.dragonninja.com/index.php?page_id=8 What is Straight Edge? How many of the prophets are straight edge?] ", DragonninjaDotCom FAQ] , along with band mates Lee Gaze and Mike Lewis, Watkins says that he and his band mates manage to get into trouble:

cquote| I remember going out with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and him getting into a fight and having us all kicked out of a club in Italy. The Good Charlotte twins, they're the same. You go out with them and they start a fight and you get kicked out. We always seem to get involved somehow and get into trouble and it's not even us doing it. [

cite web
url=http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/entertainment/music/rock_and_pop/s/215/215266_prophets_return_to_the_fray.html
title=Prophets return to the fray
publisher=Manchester Evening News
author=Gary Ryan
accessdate=2007-08-24
]
Watkins has had relationships with Fearne Cotton in 2004-2005cite web
url=http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=15707986&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=i-was-so-flattered-by-robbie-at-live-8---he-s-a-dish--name_page.html
title=EXCLUSIVE: FEARNE COTTON ON HER ROCK 'N' ROLL LOVES
publisher=The Mirror
author=Caroline Hedley
accessdate=2007-08-24
] and Popworld host Alexa Chung. [cite web
url=http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/a65780/alexa-chung-not-dating-alex-turner.html
title= Alexa Chung not dating Alex Turner
publisher=Digital Spy
author=Daniel Kilkelly
accessdate=2007-08-24
] [cite web
url=http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/Alexa_Chung_dating_Arctic_Monkey_article_148788.html
title=Alexa Chung dating Arctic Monkey
publisher=Marie Claire
author=
accessdate=2007-10-18
] [cite web
url=http://www.music-news.com/ShowNews.asp?H=Arctic-Monkeys-Alex-Turner-dating-Alexa-Chung&nItemID=15678
title=Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner dating Alexa Chung
publisher=Music News
author=Marco Gandolfi
accessdate=2007-10-18
] [cite web
url=http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article321019.ece
title=Arctic Monkey pulls T4 stunner
publisher=The Sun
author=
accessdate=2007-10-18
] [cite web
url=http://www.londonnet.co.uk/entertainment/2007/oct/arctic-monkeys-alex-turner-canoodles-public-with-t4s-alexa-chung.html
title=Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner canoodles in public with T4's Alexa Chung
publisher=LondonNet
author=
accessdate=2007-10-18
] [cite web
url=http://www.mirror.co.uk/showbiz/3am/2007/08/21/alexa-chung-who-were-spotted-89520-19665675/
title=Alexa and Jamie getting V cosy
publisher=The Mirror
author=
accessdate=2007-10-18
]

References

External links

* [http://www.lostprophets.com Lostprophets Official Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/lostprophets Lostprophets Official MySpace]
* [http://modernmischief.bigcartel.com Modern Mischief Clothing]


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