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Duncan TownsendDuncan Townsend

FROM Nottingham (England), Hamburg (Germany)

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Duncan Townsend was born in the Middle East and travelled a lot as a young child. He spent his teenage years in Nottingham, mostly writing songs and playing in bands. He studied theatre in London and puppetry in Barcelona, before chasing a German girl to Cologne and ultimately landing in Hamburg’s red-light district as a live musician. His first release was a duet with ‘Neue Deutsche Welle’ star Nena – who had heard his songs and seen him play – and was a chart success in several European countries.

As a solo artist, Townsend has released 3 albums and numerous singles, all of which were well received by critics and brought him extensive experience as a live musician. As a songwriter, Townsend has so far collaborated on 3 Nr. 1 albums and has amassed several gold records for songs such as X-factor winning “Shooting Stars & Fairytales”, which reached Nr. 4 in the German charts. In the first half of 2016 alone, he is co-writer of 6 singles and 2 album releases, including “1,40m” by Prinz Pi – which has been viewed 6 million times on YouTube since January.

His music has been featured in several major advertising campaigns (e.g. Deutsche Bahn, Kinder Country, Volkswagen) and he also recently starred in Lufthansa’s European-wide Premium Economy Ad Campaign as an actor and singer.
In addition to this, Townsend has an indie-rock/swing/folk band called “ABOTS” with which he is currently on tour.

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