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Donny Tourette's Biography

 
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Donny Tourette, real name Patrick, is frontman of Towers of London.

His older brother, Dirk Tourette (real name: Francis Brannan) is also in the band. Their first band was called The Lost Boys.

Repeat Fanzine asked Towers of London how they got their record deal:

"We just played hard. We played a lot last year, our manager got us lots of gigs with Baby Shambles and so on, we got a few stories about us along the way - which helped; we then got spotted by one of Rick Reuben's A and R guys in Liverpool ... there was one label, TVT, who saw us at our most controversial, at the In The City gig where Donny got glassed, and they really understood what the band was about ..."

Towers of London consists of Donny Tourette, Dirk Tourette, The Rev, Tommy Brunette and Snell and they were the subject of a documentary series by Bravo, which describes them as:

"A band so lairy that they even managed to start a fight in an empty venue after closing time, Towers of London embody everything that's bad about rock'n'roll in the best way possible ..."

Donny Tourette and Towers of London opened the Reading Festival and have supported Guns 'n' Roses.

He was 22 years old when he entered Celebrity Big Brother.

Donny Tourette's stay in Celebrity Big Brother was short-lived after he climbed a wall after a couple of nights and was evicted after breaking Big Brother rules.

The Guardian has an interesting review of Towers of London and article on the Bravo series.

On January 8, 2007, The Sun reported: "Donny Tourette claims he made Leo Sayer lose a ping-pong game — because he was having sex with the star's missus nearby and making her scream."

In July 2007, the Towers of London lost two band members but continued touring.



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