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Feeder were originally a three piece band formed in 1992 by Welsh frontman Grant Nicholas and his long-time friend and drummer Jon Lee.

In search of rock and roll fame, the two moved to London where they recruited Japanese born bassist Taka Hirose. The three formed a


band called Feeder, a Brit rock/pop band - with aspirations of world domination and 'partying down'.

The band were quickly snapped up by the Echo Record Label and spent the coming years touring, recording, drinking, gigging and generally working hard to make a name for themselves, releasing three full-length albums; Polythene, Yesterday Went Too Soon and Echo Park.

In 2002 the band were joined by former Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson, who took over from Jon Lee after his tragic death, and the band released their fourth album Comfort In Sound.

Feeder went on to release two more records; Pushing The Senses and Silent Cry before ultimately parting company with both Mark Richardson and the Echo Record Label in 2009.

Feeder created their own label ‘Big Teeth Music’ in 2010 and, after a brief stint performing as ‘Renegades’ returned with an album of the same name.

Other key members of Feeder include live guitarist Dean Tidey, drummers Damon Wilson and Karl Brazil, keyboards and backing vocals by Dean Deavall and long term collaborator Matt Sime.

They are managed by Matthew Page.


2001 Best British Live Act (Kerrang! Awards)
2002 Best Performance (Pop Factory Awards)
2003 Best British Band (Kerrang! Awards)
2003 Best Music Video (IMA for ‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’)
2005 Best Album (Pop Factory Awards for ‘Pushing The Senses’)

Silver records:
Polythene (1997)

Gold records:
Yesterday Went Too Soon (1999)
Pushing The Senses (2005)

Platinum records:
Echo Park (2001)
Comfort In Sound (2002)
The Singles (2006)

Highest UK Album Chart Position
Pushing The Senses (2005, #2)
The Singles (2006, #2)

Highest UK Single Chart Position
Buck Rogers (2001, #5)
Tumble and Fall (2005, #5)

Lead guitar, vocals, songwriter (1992 - Present)
Born 12th November 1967, Newport, Wales.

Grant is a singer-songwriter who formed Feeder, alongside his lifelong friend, Jon Lee in 1992. He is the band’s frontman; providing lead guitar and vocals. Grant has also played for ‘Rain Dancer’ and ‘Temper Temper’, and was lead singer for a band called Multi-Storey back in the late 80’s.



Drummer (1992 - 2002)
Born 28th March 1968, Newport, Wales. Died on 7th January 2002.

Jon Lee was the original drummer for Feeder. He played a vital role in the band's success and is one of the most respected British drummers in history.
Jon played as a drummer for bands Temper Temper and Raindancer before following Grant to London, where they formed Feeder.



Bassist and (very occasionally) backing vocals (1995 - Present)
Born 28th July 1967, Nagoya, Japan

After moving to London from Tokyo, Taka answered an advert in the local Loot magazine for a bassist in a new band, which would later become Feeder. A few days later, after meeting up with Grant and Jon, Feeder were officially formed and the rest is history. Taka is known for his energy on stage and often eccentric hair-styles; a Feeder legend in his own right.



Drummer (2002 - June 2009)
Born 28th May 1970, Leeds, England

Mark took over as Feeder’s drummer in 2002, after a long-term friendship with Grant, Taka and Jon. Prior to joining Feeder, Mark was drummer for Skunk Anansie. Mark’s enormous character made him a huge hit with the fans, who were left disappointed when Feeder eventually parted company with him in June 2009. Mark now drums for Skunk Anansie, who were reunited a few months later.



Live guitarist (1999 - Present)
Born 28th November 1970, Newcastle, England

Dean has been touring with Feeder as the band’s third guitarist since the Yesterday Went Too Soon album tour back in 1999 and is the adopted ‘fourth member’ of the band. Dean is a left-handed guitarist and also a prolific songwriter in his own right. He also plays for Sandstone Veterans and Velvet Jones.



Drummer (June 2009 - Present)

Karl has been working with Feeder on a temporary basis since June 2009. Also a drummer for British band ‘Ben’s Brother’, Karl has worked with amongst other names, James Blunt and Natalie Imbruglia.


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