Hers’s everything you need to know about The Gorillaz
Gorillaz is a virtual band created by British musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band, which formed in 1998, is known for its animated music videos and live performances featuring four animated members: 2-D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs.
|Murdoc Niccals (Bass)
|Russel Hobbs (Drums/Percussion)
The Gorillaz Characters
Murdoc Niccals (Bass)
The virtual band Gorillaz’s bassist is a fictional character named Murdoc Faust Niccals. He is an Englishman. He was made by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett and is voiced by Phil Cornwell. He was in charge of the band’s conceptualization and formation. The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards served as the model for Murdoc. The band’s leader is thought to be this Englishman.
“2-D” Stuart Harold A made-up English musician and singer named Pot is a part of the Gorillaz virtual band from the United Kingdom. He performs lead vocals and piano music for the group. In several Gorillaz direct-to-video projects, including Phase Two: Slowboat to Hades and Phase One: Celebrity Take Down, actor Nelson De Freitas provides 2-D’s speaking voice. Blur frontman Damon Albarn provides his singing voice for Gorillaz’s recordings and live performances. Kevin Bishop took over as 2-D’s new voice.
Noodle is a made-up Japanese singer and musician who performs as a member of the Gorillaz virtual band from the United Kingdom. She plays lead guitar for the band and occasionally sings lead and supporting vocals. Haruka Abe and Haruka Kuroda have both voiced Noodle. The trip-hop trio Cibo Matto’s singer-songwriter Miho Hatori, Haruka Kuroda, is a Japanese-English actress. Haruka Abe is also a Japanese-English actress.
Russel Hobbs (Drums)
American musician Russel Hobbs performs with the British Virtual band Gorillaz. He provides the band with the drums and percussion. He made his debut with Gorillaz’s first EP, Tomorrow Comes Today, released in 2000. Remi Kabaka Jr., a Nigerian drummer who joined Gorillaz in 2016 to play genuine percussion, provides his vocal.
The Gorillaz Face Reveal
Despite being a virtual band, the members of Gorillaz have always been shrouded in mystery, and the true identities of the individuals behind the characters have never been revealed. Fans have long speculated about who might be behind the animated band members, but the creators have always kept the identities a secret.
However, in recent years, there have been rumours and speculations about a “face reveal” for the band. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the creators of Gorillaz to unveil the real identities behind the characters, but as of 2021, there has not been a formal face reveal.
In an interview in 2021, Damon Albarn said that the band was not planning to reveal the faces behind the characters, stating “the anonymity is what makes Gorillaz special, it’s what allows people to project their own ideas and emotions onto the band.”
It’s unclear if there will ever be a Gorillaz face reveal, but what is certain is that the band’s unique concept and music continue to be loved by fans around the world. The band has been able to maintain a level of mystique and secrecy that only adds to the allure of their music and characters. It is likely that the band’s fans will continue to enjoy the music and animated characters without ever knowing who is behind them.
The Band had won two MTV Video Music Awards, a Grammy Award, and three MTV Europe Music Awards. They were nominated for 11 Brit Awards, while they won Best British Group at the 2018 Brit Awards.
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