Facts of Dougie Payne
|Full Name||Douglas Payne Jr.|
|Last Name||Payne Jr.|
|Birth Name||Douglas Payne Jr.|
|Other Name||Dougie Payne|
|Birth Country||Scotland, The UK|
|Spouse||Kelly Macdonald (2003- Present, split in 2017)|
|No Of Children||2|
|Education||Glasgow School of Art|
|Date of Birth||November 14,1972|
Dougie Payne, a Scottish musician shot to fame as the bassist & back vocals for the rock band Travis, formed in Glasgow in 1990. With the band, Payne has released 8 studio albums including BPI Platinum-certified The Man Who (1999) and The Invisible Band
Apart from being a bassist, the Glasgow-born musician also penned some of the band's songs like The Score, Know Nothing and Good For Nothing.
Some of the famous songs of Dougie's bands include 'Why Does It Always Rain on Me?', 'Sing', 'Re-Offender' and 'Closer'.
How Much Dougie Payne Earns From His Music Venture?
Payne's music career began since he was a student in Glasgow School of Art & formed up the band named Glass Onion in 1990 later renamed to Travis.
According to many online sources, Dougie owns the net worth of $2 million as of November 2019.
Surely, as a bassist for the popular Scottish band, the 47-year-old musician racks in a huge sum of money, though, is yet to unwrap his earning details.
In comparison, the musician's worth is less than that of his former wife (separated & yet to file divorce) Kelly Macdonald, an actress who owns $4 million.
Well, the average salary of a musician in the UK is £30, 252 per year.
Released Debut Album After 7 Years of Band Formation: Way To Fame
Dougie along with the other band members Fran Healy (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Andy Dunlop (lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals) and Neil Primrose (drums, percussion), released their debut album Good Feeling on September 8, 1997, and became BPI Gold Certified.
Their mainstream success came with the released of the second album The Man Who (released on May 24, 1999), became 9-time BPI Platinum.
Moreover, Payne's band soon released back-to-back hit albums The Invisible Band (released on June 11, 2001, 4-time BPI Platinum) and 12 Memories (released on October 13, 2003, became BPI Platinum).
As for a fact, the band Travis already was awarded the best band at the BRIT Awards and in NME Artist of the Year award in 2000.
So far, the band released 8 studio albums so far; their most recent album Everything at Once was released on April 29, 2016, which peaked No. 5 in the UK Chart.
Some famous singles released by Payne's band Travis include the UK Chart peaks, Turn (charted No. 8), Coming Around (charted No. 5), Sing (charted No. 3) and Closer (charted No. 10).
Did you know? Payne also played bass for The Divine Comedy album 'Victory for the Comic Muse'.
Shared Residence In Los Angeles & London: Returned To Scotland
Currently, the Scottish bassist lives in Scotland, though, is yet to open up about his residence.
Back in 2012, Dougie along with his (now former) wife Kelly Macdonald bought a house in Scotland for a reported £1 million in a Victorian villa in Glasgow.
Previously, before returning to Scotland, he & his now-separated wife used to divide residence in London apartment and in Manhattan’s trendy East Village apartment.
In 2016, their New York apartment featuring 3-bedroom and 1-bathroom was sold for £1.5 million, on a £500,000 profit. They had bought the property in 2012 for £1 million.
Father Of 2 Children: Split With Wife After 14 Years Of Marriage
Born on November 14, 1972, in Glasgow, Scotland, the Scottish bassist was married to actress Kelly Macdonald, an actress.
They exchanged vows on August 27, 2003, & split after 14 years in the split.
While in a relationship, the couple became parents to 2 children: Freddie Peter Payne (born on March 9, 2008) and Theodore William Payne (December 8, 2012).