Leigh Gorman (Bow Wow Wow, Adam & The Ants)

By Thomas “Naughty Bits” Semioli


Pop music fans, myself included, exclaimed “wow wow wow” when they first encountered undressed songstress Annabella Lwin as depicted in the controversial cover image of Bow Wow Wow’s bow. However there was much more to Malcolm McLaren’s latest creation than a pretty face and barely concealed naughty bits. 


Anchored by bassist Leigh Gorman – who also served as one of Adam’s numerous Ants, Bow Wow Wow purveyed a fun meld of punk, pop, surf, and dance.


“I Want Candy” https://youtu.be/JoXVYSV4Xcs


“Do You Wanna Hold Me” https://youtu.be/VDXi4yqVd9g  


Gorman excels in the pocket, and also plies many a complex passage as heard on “Go Wild in the Country” https://youtu.be/En-7NJcRnNk


A producer, bandleader, composer; following the demise of BWW Gorman worked his craft for Chiefs of Relief, Soho, and Electric Skychurch.


Bow Wow Wow has since reunited on occasion however Ms. Lwin is no longer a member, working under the moniker Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow.  Gorman currently helms a version of BWW with singer Chloe Demetria.