Shane MacGowan

Shane MacGowan
MacGowan at the WOMAD festival, Yokohama, Japan, early 1990s
MacGowan at the WOMAD festival, Yokohama, Japan, early 1990s
Background information
Born (1957-12-25) 25 December 1957 (age 63)
Pembury, Kent, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Banjo
Years active1977–present
Associated acts
WebsiteShaneMacGowan.com
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Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan (born 25 December 1957) is an English-born Irish singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Celtic punk band the Pogues. He was also a member of the Nipple Erectors and Shane MacGowan and the Popes, as well as producing his own solo material and working on collaborations with artists such as Kirsty MacColl, Joe Strummer, Nick Cave, Steve Earle, Sinéad O'Connor, and Ronnie Drew.