Canadian born and bred, Damian Cox is an amalgam of music combined with science and a geographical wanderlust.
As time progressed, Cox's love of science and his desire to improve the world’s state of health lead the way - taking him on journeys most people can only dream about, to the most far flung places on the globe. Vast musical and lifestyle influences continue to contribute to Damian's approach to life ‐ eastern philosophy and practices, with cultural observation becoming dominant factors.
Damian first enjoyed success in pop/ska bands in Vancouver, where he met and recorded with members of the Bryan Adams band and platinum selling band The Odds (also Warren Zevon's touring band), becoming firm mates along the way ‐ indeed, The Odds play on Damian’s forthcoming double A side release - Freaks / Dying With Buddy Holly.
The track "Freaks" is available to stream and download now via the A Badge of Friendship Soundcloud page.
This double A side release was co-produced by Keith Wilkinson (ex-Squeeze) and mixed by John Cornfield (Muse, Razorlight, Supergrass, Oasis). Cox is influenced by "the best of every genre and every decade" he says from Deep Purple to Led Zeppelin to Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson and beyond.
Cox has since relocated to the UK. Whilst his research into health continues, he simultaneously embraces his love of music and intelligent, thought provoking and often humorous lyrics. Although he's busy traveling the world, he writes his songs on his journeys - these ideas come to him randomly, he calls them "transmissions" - "I don't sit there laboriously trying to create a song; as I say someone else transmits them to me. Maybe it's aliens!"
The track "Freaks" is available as a free download via the A Badge of Friendship's Soundcloud. Although Damian likes to leave his songs open to interpretation he says that "Freaks" is "the fine line between genius and madness."
You can read about Damian's weird and wonderful journeys on his blog - Coxplorations.