Bloc Party's Gordon Moakes Welcomes a Daughter

09/20/2008 at 02:00 PM ET
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Bloc Party‘s Gordon Moakes and his wife recently welcomed their first child, a daughter named Scarlet. The news was announced by Gordon’s fellow bandmates during a performance on August 23rd at the Reading Festival.

"We’d like to dedicate our next song to Gordon our usual bass player. I have no doubt he’ll be watching online, can we have a big hi to Gordon and his new baby Scarlet."

The 32-year-old bassist had announced a paternity leave from the group in July so that he could be with his wife in case the baby made an early arrival.

Source: Bloc Party

FILED UNDER: Births , News

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aimy on

congrats! i like the name scarlet!

elllen on

beautiful name🙂

Mirabai on

I adore Bloc Party. Had no idea the lads were starting families. Will be interesting to see how/if this changes their sound or style. Never know what influences can be…

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