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David Bass (Daveyboyz)
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BornDavid Bass

(1987-08-19) 19 August 1987 (age 26)


Luton, Bedfordshire


England
NationalityEnglish
Years active30 September 2006 – Present
Known forComedy
Internet information
Web alias(es)daveyboyz
David Bass (Daveyboyz) is a British TV Presenter, writer and filmmaker, based in London, UK. He found his fame through using the video sharing website YouTube. In late 2010 David co-presented alongside Radio 1's James King and Lizzie Cundy for the seventh series of ITV2's weekly show ITV at the Movies.

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      Background

      David was cited as "one to watch" in the Telegraph in late 2008. Earlier that year, along with nine other notable video bloggers, David participated in the multi-platform relaunch of BBC Three as a member of the winning YouStage team on the programme Upstaged.

      David's work can be primarily found on Youtube, and he is currently 11th most subscribed comedian in the UK with over 45,000 subscribers and 30 million total video views. His most viewed individual video to date carries over 7.5 million views, and is a parody of heavy metal music sung by a farmer character.

      Musical Comedies

      Heavy Metal Farmer

      Daveyboyz most notable performance to date is 'Heavy Metal Farmer', which was uploaded to Youtube on 15 September 2008. The video has since reached over 7.5 million views online, and featured on Channel 4's Rude Tube, with Alex Zane. Press coverage of the video has so far included articles from Metal Hammer magazine, BBC News, Bedfordshire on Sunday and an interview with Stephen Rhodes on BBC Three Counties Radio.

      Death Metal Vicar

      David's popular video sketch 'Death Metal Vicar', which features two vicars performing an Easter church service in the style of a death metal song, has also been included in the latest Rude Tube episode of the new worldwide series release.

      Dubstep Santa

      Dubstep Santa is a series of Dubstep videos created by David Bass. The original Dubstep Santa track entitled 'Christmas Bassline' (Released 7 December 2009 and produced by NSGMusic) has received over 6.8 million hits and topped #14 in the Amazon.co.uk Dance & Electronic chart, and 252 in the main UK download chart.

      The second installment, entitled 'Dubstep Santa 2 'Filthy' was released on 1 December 2010 on Youtube and was in collaboration with Dubstep Producer Audio-Spektics. 'Filthy' has received over 1.5 million hits online. Dubstep Santa 2 was censored on Youtube in Germany.

      The finale to the series, Dirty Grotto saw a controversial depiction of the Santa character, as the portrayal was rather darker than the Dubstep Santa explored previously. However the video remained popular with fans and amassed over 750,000 hits.

      Canadian pop star Lights described Dubstep Santa as her 'hero'.

      The Youtube and Myspace Dubstep sensation 'Chrispy' celebrated the return of Dubstep Santa to his fans.

      Popular Florida musician Blake Harnage also did the same, claiming he had Dubstep Santa 'stuck in his brain'.

      Justin Beaver

      'Justin Beaver' was a satirical take on Justin Bieber and his hit song 'Baby'. In the music video a beaver character (played by David Bass) sings of his fear of catching 'Rabies' from his rabbit lover. The song has received over 3.2 million hits online. The sketch was featured in Channel 4's 'Rude Tube' in summer 2011.

      Meeting the Queen

      In October 2008, along with two other notable YouTubers Peter Oakley (geriatric1927) and Lauren Luke (panacea81), David represented the site by attending a royal visit by the Queen and her husband Prince Phillip at the Google headquarters in London.

      Youtube Interviews

      In October 2008 David interviewed ex-wrestler and playboy model Joanie Laurer (Chyna) at her home in LA, California.

      In March 2009 David interviewed several members of The Zimmers band, who were founded by the BBC.

      In April 2009 Umbro invited David (along with Youtube super-user Katers17) to be one of the first to try out the new England kit.

      In December 2009 Fox/Youtube invited David (along with Youtube super-users Paperlilies and WhatAboutAdam) to attend and interview the stars on the red carpet at the world premiere of James Cameron's 'Avatar' movie.

      In March 2010, David was the official Youtube host in a one on one interview with James Cameron surrounding the DVD/Blu-ray release of Avatar by 20th Century Fox in Hollywood, California. The interview has since been released on the official Avatar Youtube channel and received over 800,000 views.

      ITV at the Movies

      As from Saturday 25 September 2010 David Bass appeared once a week as one of three interviewers on ITV2's seventh series of ITV at the Movies. The show looked at the top movies of each week and included interviews with the cast.

      Call of Duty: MW3 Live Launch

      In November 2011, alongside Rick Edwards and Microsoft's Graeme Boyd, David presented the live countdown to the worldwide release of the game in London during the celebrity launch party.

      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

      An article was published by the Beds on Sunday newspaper on 7 October 2012 in which David revealed what living with OCD has been like and how it has affected his career.

      BBC Three

      David shed further light on the debilitating disorder and how it has affected his life when he featured on the BBC Three programme 'Inside my Mind' which first aired on 7 August 2013. As a follow up to 'Inside my Mind' David published an article with the charity Mind.

      David was also included in another programme on BBC Three which aired an hour before entitled 'Free Speech: It's a Mad World' with a live audience, hosted by presenter Rick Edwards on the same topic.

      Daily Mail

      On November 5, 2013 British newspaper the Daily Mail published an article surrounding David's fight with OCD and common misconceptions of the disorder in the public arena.
      Source: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bass )
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