He was on his way back to Dundee. He says it was the first time he'd been on stage sober. He worked as an escort agent and even conned his way into a job as a shoe salesman for an American company, using his American accent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His drinking had become dangerous; a painful stomach ulcer refused to heal.
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There was industry interest almost immediately. They rapidly got management with Jonathan Shalit and later a record deal with Sony Music UK for two singles and an album.
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Finally and inevitably, things disintegrated. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, Sony's merger and subsequent job losses left them without supporters in the record company and their planned first single was delayed for at least 6 months as the label focused on other acts. With work having dried up, he left the group, moving back to Scotland, and getting work in the oil industry. Maintaining the lie was severely compromising Bain's mental health.
They don't have any talent. Soon, he had overdosed. Although his music deal fell apart, Bain continued to live in character as Brains McLoud for the next two years.
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They are best known for masquerading as American rappers from California to secure a record deal,  a story which formed the basis of Bain's memoir California Schemin' later reprinted as Straight Outta Scotland and was adapted into the documentary film The Great Hip Hop Hoax.
But in acting dudes who "kept it real", things got very unreal indeed. Under their new identity, they were more successful getting attention in London.
But despite a talent for spinning rhymes, they couldn't make it past the local scene. He says it was the first time he'd been braibs stage sober.
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Musical groups established in Scottish male rappers Scottish musical duos Scottish hip hop groups Hip hop duos Musical hoaxes. The story matters more than the music. Boyd had got married and his wife, still in Scotland, was expecting a child.
Bain says they had a violent fight about keeping up the facade.
The need to have a tragic backstory as a TV talent-show contestant is apparently obligatory. They moved to the city and secured live work. He worked as an escort agent bdains even conned his way into a job as a shoe salesman for an American company, using his American accent. Show 25 25 50 All. So a white woman can sing soul hello Winehouse and all those in your wake and a black guy can front an indie band hello Kele Okereke, Tunde Adebimpe and co.
For the most part though, enjoying music has become more straightforward; a pure pleasure rather than a fraught consideration of credibility. Bain says he and Boyd worked to shut down the sites and keep their secret under wraps.
Their Scottish identity was known only to a small circle. Finally, inBain came out with the truth in a debut performance with his new band, Hopeless Heroic.