Owen performing at the 2011 Southbound Festival
|Born||14 February 1975|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Associated acts||The Living End|
After playing the piano for many years, he decided that the keys would not work for a rockabilly band, so at age seventeen, he purchased and taught himself double bass, so he could play rockabilly with best friend and bandmate, the vocalist and guitarist Chris Cheney.
During their live shows, Owen is known for pulling his "bass stunts", most notably standing on the bass (or letting Chris Cheney stand on it), tilting it on an angle, resting his right foot on the curve by the f-hole and his left foot over the belly of the bass near the bottom of the fingerboard.
Owen has also written a number of tracks for The Living End, including "Flood The Sky", "I Want A Day", "What Would You Do?" and "Stay Away From Me". He also co-wrote "So Lonely" and "Black Cat" with Chris Cheney and "Short Notice" and "E-Boogie" with Chris Cheney and Andy Strachan.
Owen has two children, Harvey and Ginger, with his wife Emilie.
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- Nimmervoll, Ed (21 February 2007). "The Living End". All Music Guide. MTV.com. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
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