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Junior Dan is a Jamaican musician, bassist and multi-instrumentalist. He played bass on the Gorillaz' debut album and he was the first bassist of the Gorillaz Live Band.

Role in Gorillaz[]

Junior Dan has played the bass on Gorillaz' 2001 album of the same name. He played bass on "Re-Hash", "Man Research (Clapper)", "Sound Check (Gravity)", "Double Bass", "Rock the House", "19-2000", "Latin Simone (¿Que Pasa Contigo?)", "Starshine", "Slow Country" and "M1 A1". He also played on the related B-side compilation, G-Sides. He played bass on the tracks "Dracula", "The Sounder" and "Hip Albatross". He was part of the Gorillaz' live band for many Phase 1 live shows including some of the Gorillaz LIVE gigs. He got jailed in 2002 because of several drugs and firearms charges, forcing him to leave the band. He later got replaced by Roberto Occhipinti.

He reunited with Damon Albarn in 2018 and played bass on the track "Sorcererz" from The Now Now. His recording session can be seen in the Reject False Icons documentary.

Musical Career[]

Before joining Gorillaz, Junior Dan worked with many famous Reggae artists, one of them being Bob Marley. Later he collaborated with many people over the years. In 2009 he used Damon's studio for mixing his album Reggae  Road Map. In 2017 he and Damon were featured on RAT BOY's song "Turn Round M8".


  • The song and B-side track "Left Hand Suzuki Method" was probably named after Junior Dan considering that he played on the song and "Left Hand Bassie" is one of his nick-names.
  • His favourite bass to play is the Fender.