Worsnop performing with Asking Alexandria in 2016
|Birth name||Danny Robert Worsnop|
|Born|| 4 September 1990 |
Beverley, England, United Kingdom
|Origin||Gilberdyke, East Riding of Yorkshire, England|
Danny Robert Worsnop (born 4 September 1990) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, vocal producer, and actor. Most prominently known as the lead vocalist of rock bands Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot.He has worked with several artists including I See Stars, With One Last Breath, Breathe Carolina, Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive, All That Remains, and Testarossa, providing guest vocals on several songs.
Worsnop also maintains a solo music career. He released his debut solo full-length country-inspired studio album, The Long Road Home, in February 2017. Danny has since released his second studio album Shades of Blue on 10 May 2019 through Sumerian Records followed by two standalone singles "Another You" and "Happy".
Danny Worsnop was born on 4 September 1990 in Beverley, England and grew up in the small village of Gilberdyke with his parents Philip and Sharon and his younger sister Kelly.Worsnop himself has stated that his love for music started when he was a toddler when he would make "beats" using empty boxes and pots, but started playing instruments at the age of 8, his first being the violin and took lessons to play it, a year later learning the trumpet, and another year later he was playing at his local village school orchestra. Eventually he would take up guitar and bass and became more influenced by rock and metal music, and was self-taught. He initially planned to join the military in hopes of becoming a sniper, however the success of Asking Alexandria's debut album Stand Up and Scream convinced him to continue a music career.
Although Ben Bruce originally formed the band in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2006, after he realized that he wouldn't be able to achieve international success in Dubai, he moved to Nottingham in England in 2008 and reassembled the band with new members from the York area, including lead singer Danny Worsnop, Ben had moved in with Danny at his parents home Gilberdyke. He carried the name over due to not wanting to bother to come up with a brand new name, so he stuck with the old one.When asked why he chose that particular name, he explained that "'Most bands have a pretty shit band name, so I just came up with something. I came up with Alexandria as a human name, because people relate to humans," although the reason for using the word 'asking' is not explained.
The band released their first official debut album titled Stand Up and Scream in 2009 via Sumerian and Victory records, produced by Joey Sturgis.Although it didn't chart in the UK, it did chart in the US, peaking at 4 in the Top Heatseekers, 24 in the Top Hard Rock Albums and 29 in the Top Independent Albums. The band's second album, titled Reckless and Relentless, was released in 2011 via Sumerian records, which again featured Joey Sturgis. This time, the album did chart in the UK, peaking at 7 on the UK Rock Chart, and also charted in Australia at 30 on the Australian Albums Chart. They released their third album, titled From Death to Destiny in 2013 via Sumerian Records and peaked in the US at 5 and the Top Hard Rock Albums at 1, and also charted in the UK at 28 and in Australia at 11, making it their most commercially successful album to date.
On 22 January 2015, Danny Worsnop announced on his departure from the band, stating that he wants what's best for the band hence his departure, and also to focus on his new band We Are Harlot, despite this departure the band will be touring and also recording a new album, despite no further announcements being made about his replacement.Fans reacted to news in distress as they believe he was essential to the band's sound, while others were not surprised by his career move, some going as far to say he performs better with his new band We Are Harlot than he does with Asking Alexandria.
Worsnop himself has explained that he loved being a part of Asking Alexandria but he no longer wanted to create heavy music, stating that even if We Are Harlot didn't exist, he would have left the band anyway.He further commented that he also grew apart from the rest of the band musically and had reached a point where he wanted to do different things, hence the change from a metal band to a hard rock band. While Ben Bruce has admitted that the band is happier without Worsnop, he continued to show support for Asking Alexandria after they released their first single, "I Won't Give In", featuring Denis Stoff as the main vocalist with a positive response on his social media. When Worsnop was asked if he would ever return to making metal music online he responded with "Not opposed to it, but nothing planned at this point in time."
On 21 October 2016, guitarist Ben Bruce confirmed that Worsnop had officially reunited with Asking Alexandria after parting ways with Stoff around 18 months.
In multiple interviews Danny Worsnop mentioned this band and referred to it as 'Harlot', which he has explained that after touring with Asking Alexandria in 2013, he would be touring with this band and release an album, along with his solo album in the near future.The band was formed 3 years prior to the events of 2014 after Worsnop and Jeff George formerly of Sebastian Bach, who shared the same lawyer Eric German, had met in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve, and within two days the pair bonded and moved in together as roommates at Worsnop's Beverley Hills home.
After discussing their musical endeavours, Worsnop invited Bruno Agra, formerly of Revolution Renaissance, and the three started to make demos based on Agra's former band.This was initially going to be used as material for Worsnop's solo album, but once they met Brian Weaver from Silvertide, who became part of the band after they advertised the role for a full-time bassist, it grew into the band. The band released their debut album on 30 March 2015. When asked if he preferred to perform with We Are Harlot or Asking Alexandria, Worsnop said that he disliked that question and that they are two opposites, with the statement "It's like comparing Aerosmith and Metallica."
The band's debut self-titled album was successfully released on 30 March and peaked in the US at 165 and in the UK at 58, it sold 5,000 copies in the US alone within its debut week and was well received by critics.The band recently stated that they will be releasing a second album in February, 2017, and despite Worsnop's return to Asking Alexandria, they will not be sidelined in any way.
Worsnop is to be releasing a solo album, however since announcement in 2011 he had only released a 50-second clip of the song Photograph via YouTube.In an interview with Artisan News Service Danny has said that he is expecting to release the album by Easter of 2014. In a Facebook post on 20 December 2013, he also stated that he is working with producer Jay Ruston, and that the album would be released through Sumerian Records, however this is not the case after his announcements in 2016.
In September 2015 in an interview with Altpress he stated that he was in the middle of recording his album, and that was doing so with country and blues music in mind, stating that he was a country boy when he grew up in England. He has also worked with songwriters Hillary Lindsey and John Paul White, and is also working with producer Jim Kaufman.He also stated that his solo project will include music videos and hopes it will be a success, however admitted that there are no plans to tour per se. In early December Worsnop officially announced that his debut solo album will in fact be released in 2016, and gave insight on the album's lyrical and musical influences, such as the fact that the album will include his past dealings with drugs, alcoholism, and his rehabilitation along with his other "dark demons".
He goes on to say that he wrote the album intensely in a week and recorded the whole album live and raw in his Kaufman's living room, he also funded the project himself and oversaw every single aspect of the album's making, including its artwork of which he created and the music videos which he had written and directed himself, the album's recording officially ended in early February.Later the same month he released an album cover and the album's title, "The Prozac Sessions" and stated that he was in Nashville to find a label to release the album on. He also mentioned that there will be four variations of the album's artwork and possibly variations of bonus tracks to accommodate them. In early March Worsnop unveiled a series of song teasers and all four album covers on his website, and stated on his social media that he will be announcing debut live performances soon.
The first single released off of the album was "I Got Bones" in early April 2016, and was accompanied by a music video.The song itself is considered to be mostly country with blues mixed in, with Worsnop's vocals delivering some more powerful moments. Along with the single release the album itself became available for preorder.
On 26 September 2016, Worsnop announced through an Instagram post that the upcoming album will no longer be called The Prozac Sessions due to legal reasons. The name was changed to The Long Road Home.
On 10 May 2019, Danny released his second solo album Shades of Blue through Sumerian Records with more music in the works for an upcoming 2020 album release, including new singles "Another You" and "Happy", which Danny says "a song I wrote about my never being content or satisfied. My constant need to do more and be better. The want to be able to slow down but the awareness that I never will."
Worsnop has written an autobiography titled "Am I Insane?",which has not been released yet. An excerpt of it was released on 31 July 2013. In an interview with Wayde Flowerday of MusicReview.co.za, Danny stated that he had been working on the book for two years, and it should hopefully be ready by sometime in 2015.
In his biography on his website, he has stated that he is also a photographer and that he will be releasing some of his works on charity auctions at some point in the future.Danny has said in a Facebook post that he is organising an auction for 2014.
In February 2015 Worsnop made his first film acting debut as a guest star in a film created by Sumerian Records titled "What Now" written and directed by Ash Avildsen, owner of the record company.Later in the year it was also announced that he would have a role in the latest The Devil's Carnival film, Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, stating that Darren Bousman, Terrance Zdunich and Sean DeMott invited him to the first film's premiere in Los Angeles, after which he was invited to be in its sequel, while he was excited he had to cancel since it initially clashed with tour times, however, after the tour was cancelled he asked to be involved again and was written into the film to play the part of the blacksmith-type character called "the Smith". After his involvement he went and got a manager and an agent and is looking for another project. He has also appeared in Average Joe, a comedy on YouTube, written and produced by Andy Biersack's cousin, Joe Flanders.
Worsnop has had a history of substance abuse and alcoholism, even appearing intoxicated during a 2011 performance by Asking Alexandria, which eventually led to Worsnop seeking help via drug rehabilitation.Snippets from the audio of the incident were included on the intro part of the song "Don't Pray for Me" from the band's third studio album From Death to Destiny , released in 2013. In 2012, in between numerous sporadic recording sessions of the album, he suffered a near-death drug overdose, to which he dedicated the song "Room 138", released as a closing track on the band's self-titled fifth album in 2017. According to Ben Bruce, Worsnop re-joined the band in 2016 "completely sober".
During his initial leaving of Asking Alexandria in January 2015, he fell into conflict with some of the other members, particularly Ben Bruce, who was said to be his "best friend". Their friendship rekindled in 2016, leading to his rejoining of Asking Alexandria.
From 2016 to 2017 Worsnop was in a relationship with a Nashville-based country singer Sarah Ross.He performs guest vocals on the song "All I Want To Know" from her Nervous Breakdown EP released in 2018.
On 12 January 2018, during a VIP meet and greet session before the show in Kansas City, Missouri, Worsnop met Victoria Potter, an active member of the United States Navy personnel at the time; the two began dating later that month.On 5 August 2018, during a show in Columbus, Ohio, Worsnop proposed to Potter.
Having moved to the United States in 2009, Worsnop currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife, Victoria, and three golden retriever dogs.As a legal gun owner, he supports the Second Amendment.
|Danny Worsnop discography|
| US Heat || US Indie |
|The Long Road Home||16||38|
|Shades of Blue||—||—|
|"Out Without You"||2016||Non-album single|
|"Mexico"||The Long Road Home|
|"I Got Bones"|
|"Don't Overdrink It"||2017|
|"Sanctuary" / "I Don't Want to Die"||Non-album single|
|"Little Did I Know"||Shades of Blue|
|"Best Bad Habit"||2019|
|"Another You"||Non-album single|
|"Out Without You"||2016||Non-album single||Sam Link, Danny Worsnop|
|"I Got Bones"||The Long Road Home||Mungo Creative Group|
|"Don't Overdrink It"||2017||Blake Judd, Danny Worsnop|
|"Angels"||2018||Non-album single||Danny Worsnop|
|"Little Did I Know"||2019||Shades of Blue||Unknown|
|"Best Bad Habit"||Aaron Berkshire|
|"Ain't Feeling Sorry"||Jim Kaufman|
|"Man in the Mirror" (Michael Jackson cover)||2013||Thriller: A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson|
|"Wake the Dead"||2010||With One Last Breath||With One Last Breath|
|"Automatic Rewind"||Crossroads: 2010||Bizzy Bone|
|"Frequencies"||2011||Frequencies||Eyes Like Diamonds|
|"Endless Sky"||2012||Digital Renegade||I See Stars|
|"The Price of Beauty"||Ending Is the Beginning: The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show||Suicide Silence|
|"Losing Sight"||Challenger||Memphis May Fire|
|"Brother"||Watch Me||Ronnie Radke|
|"Shining in the Dark"||2017||Rough Around the Edges||Jericho Rose|
|"Stare at the Sun"||2018||Violent Noise||The Word Alive|
|"Just Tell Me Something"||Victim of the New Disease||All That Remains|
|"All I Want to Know"||2019||Nervous Breakdown||Sarah Ross|
|"Mother Lover (Mthr Lvr)"||2020||Mother Lover||Testarossa|
The following is series of lists that include albums and singles released by bands when Danny Worsnop was an official band member.
|Stand Up and Scream||2009||Asking Alexandria||Studio album|
|Life Gone Wild||2010||EP|
|Stepped Up and Scratched||2011||Remix album|
|Reckless & Relentless||Studio album|
|Under the Influence: A Tribute to the Legends of Hard Rock||2012||EP|
|From Death to Destiny||2013||Studio album|
|Live from Brixton and Beyond||2014||Live album|
|We Are Harlot||2015||We Are Harlot||Studio album|
|Asking Alexandria||2017||Asking Alexandria|
|Like a House on Fire||2020|
|"Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)"||2009||Asking Alexandria|
|"If You Can't Ride Two Horses at Once... You Should Get Out of the Circus"|
|"Not the American Average"|
|"Morte et Dabo"||2011|
|"Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)" (Borgore remix)|
|"To the Stage"|
|"Another Bottle Down" (Tomba remix)|
|"A Lesson Never Learned" (Celldweller remix)|
|"Reckless & Relentless" (Document One remix)|
|"Reckless & Relentless"||2012|
|"The Death of Me"||2013|
|"The Death of Me" (Rock mix)|
|"Break Down the Walls"|
|"Denial"||2014||We Are Harlot|
|"Moving On"||Asking Alexandria|
|"Someone, Somewhere" (Popkong remix)||2015|
|"Dancing On Nails"||We Are Harlot|
|"Into the Fire"||2017||Asking Alexandria|
|"Where Did It Go?"|
|"Alone in a Room"||2018|
|"They Don't Want What We Want (And They Don't Care)"||2020|
|"Down to Hell"||2020|
|"House on Fire"||2020|
|Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival||The Smith|
Asking Alexandria are a British rock band from York, North Yorkshire, consisting of guitarists Ben Bruce and Cameron Liddell, drummer James Cassells, lead vocalist Danny Worsnop, and bassist Sam Bettley.
Stand Up and Scream is the debut studio album by British rock band Asking Alexandria. It was released on 15 September 2009 through Sumerian Records and was produced by Joey Sturgis. The album has charted at number 170 on the Billboard 200, number 29 on Top Independent albums, and number 5 on Top Heatseekers. The record managed to remain at the Top Heatseekers chart at position number 36 until the end of July 2010.
Reckless & Relentless is the second studio album by British rock band Asking Alexandria. It was released on 5 April 2011 through Sumerian Records and was produced by Joey Sturgis. Announced on 22 December 2009, recording for the album began in June 2010 at the Foundation Recording Studios in Connersville, Indiana and ended in the fall of that year. The songs "Welcome," "Reckless & Relentless," "To The Stage," "Dear Insanity," and "A Lesson Never Learned" make up the short film Through Sin + Self-Destruction, which features the band's "party hard" lifestyle.
Digital Renegade is the third studio album by American electronicore band I See Stars. It was released on March 13, 2012 through Sumerian Records. It features guest vocals by Danny Worsnop from the English metalcore band Asking Alexandria and Cassadee Pope from the American rock band Hey Monday.
From Death to Destiny is the third studio album by British rock band Asking Alexandria. It was released on 6 August 2013 through Sumerian Records and was produced by Joey Sturgis. The band released the first single titled "Run Free" on 13 August 2012. The second single titled "The Death of Me", and a third track "Killing You", were released in March 2013.
Savages is the fourth studio album by electronic band Breathe Carolina released on April 15, 2014 through Fearless Records in the United States. Upon the album's release, it debuted at No. 22 on the US Billboard 200, No. 4 on the Alternative Albums chart, and topped the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The album spawned four single; "Savages", "Bang It Out" featuring pop duo Karmin, "Sellouts" featuring Danny Worsnop of the metalcore band Asking Alexandria, "Chasing Hearts" featuring Tyler Carter of metalcore group Issues, and "I Don't Know What I'm Doing". The album features a more electronic and dance influence rather than the electronic rock and post-hardcore influences seen on the group's previous albums. This is the first album released without former member Kyle Even.
We Are Harlot, often shortened to just Harlot, is a hard rock supergroup organized by singer Danny Worsnop, of Asking Alexandria and Jeff George who was formerly Sebastian Bach's guitarist. The lineup also includes bassist Brian Weaver from Silvertide and drummer Bruno Agra formerly of Revolution Renaissance. Formed in 2011, they released their first single titled "Denial" in 2014 and released their debut self-titled album on March 30, 2015 in the US, which debuted in US and UK charts and sold 5,000 copies in the US in its first week.
Benjamin Paul Bruce is an English musician. He is a solo artist and an actor. He is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of rock band Asking Alexandria. Bruce founded the band while he was living in Dubai but the band split and Ben moved back to the United Kingdom where he then started the band again under the same name Asking Alexandria with Danny Worsnop.
"The Death of Me" is a song by British rock band Asking Alexandria. It is the band's third single from their third studio album, From Death to Destiny. The single was released on 28 March 2013 via the Sumerian Records YouTube page.
"Moving On" is a power ballad by British rock band Asking Alexandria. It was released on 29 July 2014, as the final single from the album From Death to Destiny.
"Break Down the Walls" is a song by British rock band Asking Alexandria. It is the fifth single released from their album From Death to Destiny, on 21 October 2013. The album version of the song was mixed by David Bendeth, but the single version was mixed by Kevin Churko, who is known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, and In This Moment.
"Dancing On Nails" is the second single released by the American rock band We Are Harlot from their self-titled debut album.
We Are Harlot is the self-titled debut album by the American rock band We Are Harlot and was released on March 30, 2015 in the US. Two singles have been released, "Denial" and "Dancing On Nails," which peaked at 14 on the US Mainstream Rock chart. The album successfully charted the UK and US charts, peaking at 58 in the UK and 165 in the US. And their song "Denial" is the bumper song for WWE Raw.
Bruno Agra is formerly drummer of the American rock band We Are Harlot and also Aquaria and Revolution Renaissance.
Denis Alexandrovich Shaforostov, also known by his stage name Denis Stoff, is a Ukrainian musician best known for his work as a guitarist and vocalist of the Ukrainian metalcore group Make Me Famous and as the ex-lead vocalist of the British rock band Asking Alexandria during original singer Danny Worsnop's 18-month hiatus from the band.
"I Won't Give In" is a song by British rock band Asking Alexandria. It was released on 27 May 2015 as the first single from their fourth studio album The Black. It marks the first song featuring new frontman Denis Stoff after the departure of former vocalist Danny Worsnop in January 2015.
The Black is the fourth studio album by British rock band Asking Alexandria. It was released on 25 March 2016 through Sumerian Records and was produced by Joey Sturgis. It is their only album to feature second lead vocalist Denis Stoff, who replaced original lead vocalist Danny Worsnop. Worsnop returned to the band in October 2016. The album was preceded by the singles "I Won't Give In" released on 26 May 2015, "Undivided" released on 25 September 2015, and the album's eponymous track "The Black" released on 2 February 2016. The first song on the album, "Let It Sleep", was released on 3 March 2016, with a music video for the track being released the following day.
"Into the Fire" is a song by British rock band Asking Alexandria. It is the band's first single off of their self-titled fifth studio album, and to feature lead vocalist Danny Worsnop since his departure in 2015. He returned in October 2016, after the departure of former vocalist Denis Stoff. The single was released on 21 September 2017 by the label, Sumerian Records. The song was used in a trailer for the racing game "MX vs. ATV All Out", which was released on 27 March 2018.
Asking Alexandria is the self-titled fifth studio album by British rock band Asking Alexandria. It was released on 15 December 2017 through Sumerian Records. This is their first album since the return of original vocalist Danny Worsnop, as well as their first album working with producer Matt Good instead of longtime producer Joey Sturgis. It also marks the group's slight departure from their heavier metalcore roots and towards a more straight forward and melodic hard rock sound.
"Kneel Before Me" is a song by American DJs Slander and Crankdat, featuring the British rock band Asking Alexandria. It was released on August 9, 2018 by Monstercat and Sumerian Records.
Realizing he would never achieve international recognition in Dubai, Bruce moved on his own to Nottingham, England, in 2008, and after searching the internet for musicians found guitarist Danny Worsnop.
I’m gonna take a few months off from Asking and tour Harlot. It's gonna be a weird transitional period where I’m trying to figure out the right balance for the schedules.
The band, which also features the talents of Silvertide bassist Brian Weaver and Revolution Renaissance drummer Bruno Agra...
Hey all, just a quick update...
Danny is also an avid photographer, keep your eye open for charity auctions of his work in the future.