Gorillaz is an animated band, consisting of four animated character. These characters - despite what others may claim - do not represent any real people.
There's lead singer 2D, who also does keyboard; Russel Hobbs, who plays drums/percussion; Murdoc Niccals, the Satanist who plays Bass, and Noodle who mainly plays guitar, but can often be found doing some singing (voice changes between first album and second album).
Gorillaz have so far released 2 albums, one self-titled album, and the most popular one named 'Demon Days
'. They have also released one B-sides album named 'G-sides', and one remix album named 'Laika Come Home' (remixed by Spacemonkeyz).
The two founders of Gorillaz are Blur
frontman Damon Albarn, and comic book artist and designer, Jamie Hewlett (best known for creating Tank Girl
). Damon does the voice of character 2D. Again, 2D doesn't really represent Damon, but it has been said that he is similar in ways or a younger, more naive version of him.
The first self-titled album was produced by Dan the Automator, and Del tha Funkee Homosapien appeared in two singles, 'Rock the House' and the more well-known 'Clint Eastwood'. The cartoon for Del is the only cartoon in Gorillaz that actually represents a real person, but on the other hand, Del is not a permanent character as he only stayed for the first album.
By the second album, 'Demon Days', Gorillaz artwork became darker and more detailed. There was also a new producer, DJ Danger Mouse, and Del had left. Noodle's voice was done by Rosie Wilson on the UK #1 single 'Dare'. Demon Days became Gorillaz most sucessful Album to date.