Brigada Mercy Artist Picks Name: Damon “Chopper” Boycott Brigada Mercy About me: I am the bass player for Brigada Mercy. I have been playing for about 8 years now and Brigada Mercy is the best band I have ever played in. Don Wilson is a brilliant songwriter and all the other members add their own individuality to the music. I am currently studying music at Huddersfield University. But whilst away from uni we have been trying to gig as much as possible, at the moment we are midway through a 2-week tour that finishes on the 20th of September. Outside of the band I enjoy listening to and playing music, I also enjoy watching movies and generally try to have as much fun as possible. Listening to: I personally enjoy most music, ranging from punk to Motown to classical. I am partial to a bit of pop punk and Blink-182 and Green Day are two of the bands that influenced me to pick up a bass guitar and start playing. My favorite band of all time is the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan is one of my idols. My bass heroes would have to be Larry Graham, James Jameson and Victor Wooten. At the moment I am really looking forward to the new Muse album. Reading: I am currently reading Number9 Dream by David Mitchell. It’s quite a crazy book but also very imaginative. The last book I read was The Music Lesson by Victor Wooten. This is an awesome book and I would recommend it to any musician. Watching: I like most genres of film but I tend to like sci-fi, action and comedy. District 9 was the last film I saw and it is pretty cool. On TV I love Family Guy, Peep Show, The Mighty Boosh, Top Gear, pretty much anything funny or that involves cars and a good story line. I am a bit of a You Tube addict and I tend to like College Humor and Magic Hugs, check them out they are funny guys. Playing: Bass Guitar, Piano and X-Box 360 (Gears of War 1 +2 and GRAW 2) (editors note: OLD SKOOL!) Eating: Chinese, Indian and all things pie related. Promo Info: Basically I would just like to say thank you for publishing this article about our band. Check out Brigada Mercy at www.myspace.com/brigadamercymusic or you can search for the Brigada Mercy page on Facebook. You can also download our first single Roto Chico HERE All upcoming gig and band information is available on both the Myspace and Facebook pages. Thank you all for reading Damon – Brigada Mercy