• Boyinaband is a British singer-songwriter, rapper, actor, YouTuber, and comedian.
• He has over 3.1 million subscribers and 330 million views on his YouTube channel.
• He is a former member of the rock band You And What Army, and has released two albums and over 10 singles as a solo artist.
• He is a voice actor in the animated biographical comedy series “TheOdd1sOut”.
• As of June 2021, Boyinaband's net worth is estimated to be over $350,000.
Who is Boyinaband?
David Paul ‘Dave’ Brown, known better on the internet as Boyinaband, was born in Telford, Shropshire, England, on 2 August 1987 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds British nationality. He’s a singer-songwriter, rapper, actor, YouTuber, and a comedian, who’s perhaps known best for his eponymous YouTube channel, which he launched on 14 November 2007. The channel’s today subscribed to by more than 3.1 million people, and numbers over 330 million views of all his videos combined. Boyinaband uploads diverse content, including his music videos, reviews and ‘Q&A’ videos.
Early life and education
Boyinaband was raised alongside his younger sister Hannah in Telford, by their parents about whom nothing’s known, as Boyinaband and Hannah respect their privacy. His sister’s also a social media star and a YouTuber, known better online as WhiteEnglishGirl.
When Boyinaband was around five years old, the family moved to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where they stayed until he turned 14. He then attended a local high school in England, and was mostly interested in music during his four years there, but also appeared in a couple of plays performed at the school. He was also into playing video games, and also enjoyed playing soccer with his friends.
Upon matriculating in 2005, he focused on his career as a musician, but also enrolled at a college, from which he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in computer games programming in 2009.
His most popular YouTube videos
Boyinaband has become popular for a couple of things, including for his sense of humor, and his attitude towards public schooling. We are going to mention three of his most popular YouTube videos, which have helped him become popular on the network.
His #1 video “Don’t Stay in School” has been watched over 44.4 million times since 2 February 2015, and is Boyinaband’s original song, about how schools teach children various irrelevant things which they might never need in life, instead of teaching them things more connected to the modern age in which we’re living.
His second most popular video “Making the song with TheOdd1sOut (Life is Fun – BTS)” has been watched more than 13.4 million times since 19 July 2018 – the title’s quite self-explanatory.
Boyinaband’s third most popular video – “Making the Song about Jaiden’s Anorexia (Empty – BTS)” – has been watched over 13.1 million times, and is a humorous song which Boyinaband and his friend Jaiden recorded about Bulimia and Anorexia.
His former band, You And What Army
In 2005, the rock band You And What Army was formed, comprising Boyinaband as the lead vocal, Kieran Charles Smith on the guitar, Jamie Hancox on the bass guitar, and Zak Hammond on the drums.
They began playing extensively in September 2007, and could’ve been heard in bars and clubs around England. On 5 June 2009, the boys released their debut extended play (EP) “Soundtrack to the Apocalypse”, produced and mastered by Boyinaband.
On 26 March 2010, the boys released their second EP “The End of the Beginning”, and the following year saw them perform at Sonisphere and at Download Festivals; they could’ve also been seen playing at Main Stage Osfest and Camden Crawl.
Their third EP came out in 2012, entitled “You and What Army”, and they once again performed at Download Festival.
It was on 10 July 2014 that the boys announced that they would no longer be playing together.
Solo music career
Boyinaband released two albums in 2013, entitled “Quite a Lot of Songs” and “Merry Christmix”, and has since mostly been focused on releasing singles and collaboration songs.
He released over 10 songs in 2013, with a couple of the most popular amongst these being “Producer Name Rap”, “Point at All the Things” and “Pointless Fast Rap”. A couple of his most popular 2014 songs were “You Look Like a Girl”, “Town of Salem” and “Christmix 4”. Boyinaband released his hit song “Don’t Stay in School” in 2015, and in 2016 “I’m Not Dead”.
His single “Prancer Rap” was released in 2018.
Boyinaband has collaborated with various YouTubers, and he, Roomie and PewDiePie recorded the song “Congratulations” in 2019. In 2020, Boyinaband collaborated with Peter ‘Nice Peter’ Shukoff on the song “Luke Skywalker vs Harry Potter”, and in 2021, he and PewDiePie recorded the song “Coco”.
Career as an actor
Boyinaband has a single acting credit: in 2018, he voiced Negative Thoughts, in the episode “Life is Fun (ft. Boyinaband)” of the animated biographical comedy series “TheOdd1sOut”. It has been airing since 2014, stars James Rallison, Jaiden Dittfach and Adam Ortiz, and follows James as he’s telling stories and expressing himself through this animated series, which has been nominated for two Streamy Awards.
Love life and relationships. Gay?
Boyinaband’s amongst the most secretive of YouTubers when it comes to his love life, as he hasn’t spoken of any girls or boys whom he has perhaps been with. There is a Reddit thread created specifically for those who like him and want to date him, and amongst these people are both men and women of various ages.
According to some of the rumors circulating the internet, Boyinaband might be gay.
Some of his fans have claimed to have seen him spending time with a boy who could perhaps be his boyfriend, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Boyinaband commented on this.
There are also those who believe that he’s today dating a non-celebrity girl, and that he simply prefers to keep her away from the media’s attention. This hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of June 2021, Boyinaband seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Boyinaband’s quite active on Instagram, as he enjoys the attention he’s receiving from his 300,000 followers. He’s uploaded over 160 pictures, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He’s into travelling, and has been to various European countries for both work and pleasure, with a couple of his favorite cities to visit being Dubrovnik in Croatia, Berlin in Germany, and Venice in Italy.
Boyinaband likes to spend his spare time in nature, and his Instagram account is filled with pictures taken from deep into the woods, high up in the mountains, and at various beaches.
He enjoys watching movies late at night, and his favorite actors are Leonardo DiCaprio, Joaquin Phoenix and Will Smith. A couple of Boyinaband’s favorite films include “Titanic”, “The Joker” and “Independence Day”.
Age, height and net worth
Boyinaband’s age is 33. He has long brown hair, but usually paints one side of it red. His eyes are blue, he’s 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs).
As of June 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $350,000.