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Stu West (born 24 December 1964, Lincolnshire, England) was the bassist for the English punk band the Damned from 2004 to September 2017. [1] [2] He joined in 2004, when the past bassist, Patricia Morrison, left the band due to pregnancy. She had a daughter, Emily, by her long-time partner and Damned vocalist, Dave Vanian. Morrison never rejoined the band. It was announced on 11 September 2017, that West was no longer with the band, having been replaced by Paul Gray.

West was actively involved in the thriving Peterborough, England punk scene of the 1980s/'90s. He was in the bands: Uprising (vocals, released one rare demo single), Monks of Science (bass, one LP rereleased as a special split CD with Default, Inspirations and Escalations, 1987–1992, Boss Tuneage Retro), Default (bass, demos & live tracks) and briefly punk & heavy metal crossover band, English Dogs. In 2012, Butt reformed the Metal English Dogs along with Pinch. An album has been released and the band have toured. Pinch never left the Damned drum stool permanently but had a stand-in at a few shows.

West is a keen steam railway enthusiast and a real ale fan (he can often be seen at the annual Peterborough Beer Festival).

Stu West lives in Stamford, England.

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References

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  2. Hutchinson, Martin (27 May 2010). "MUSIC INTERVIEW: The Damned". Yorkshire Evening Post. Archived from the original on 19 January 2011.