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"Neil Hannon" (born November 7, 1970http://divineguitar.co.uk/biography.php) is a singer and songwriter, best known as the creator (in 1989) and lead member of the orchestral pop group The Divine Comedy. The band's official website even goes so far as to say, "The Divine Comedy is Neil Hannon," and Hannon is quoted in an interviewhttp://www.musicomh.com/interviews/neil-hannon.htm as saying, "The Divine Comedy will always be my band because... I thought of it first!"
Neil Hannon was born in Derry in Northern Ireland. He moved with his family to Enniskillen, in County Fermanagh, in 1981http://divineguitar.co.uk/biography.php or 1982 http://www.ireland.anglican.org/archives/pressreleases/prarchive2001/hanpres.html. While there he attended Portora Royal School.
In 2004, he played alongside the Ulster Orchestra for the opening event of the Belfast Festival at Queen's. In 2005 he contributed vocals to his long-time collaborator Joby Talbot's soundtrack for the movie version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.