About David J
David John Haskins , better known as David J, is a British alternative rock musician, producer, and writer. He was the bassist for the gothic rock band Bauhaus and Love and Rockets.
He has composed the scores for a number of plays and films, and also wrote and directed his own play, Silver for Gold , in 2008, which was restaged at REDCAT in Los Angeles in 2011, and The Chanteuse and The Devil's Muse, 2011. His artwork has been shown in galleries internationally, and he has been a resident DJ at venues such as the Knitting Factory.
David J has released a number of singles and solo albums, and in 1990 he released one of the first No. 1 hits on the newly created Modern Rock Tracks charts, with "I'll Be Your Chauffeur." His most recent single, 'The Day That David Bowie Died' entered the UK vinyl singles chart at number four in 2016. The track appears on his latest double album, 'Vagabond Songs'.
David John Haskins was born on 24 April 1957 in Northampton, England. He is the older brother of Kevin Haskins, also a musician and member of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets.
J was a founding member of the highly influential English post-punk band Bauhaus in 1978, playing bass. David J wrote the lyrics of several Bauhaus songs . He sang backing vocals on many songs, and sang lead on "Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?" Bauhaus first broke up in 1983, reforming periodically at later times.
His first venture outside of Bauhaus was a collaborative single, "Armour" / "Nothing", with artist and poet René Halkett, of the original Weimar Bauhaus school of art and design.
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