Bon Harris

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Bon Harris
Background information
Born August 12, 1965 (age 58)
Genre(s) Industrial rock, EBM, Alternative Rock
Occupation(s) Composer, Record producer, Musician, Songwriter, Singer
Instrument(s) Synths, keyboards, drum machines, piano, guitar
Years active 1989–present
Associated acts Marilyn Manson, Nitzer Ebb, Maven

Bon Harris (born Vaughan David Harris, 12 August 1965 in Chelmsford, Essex, England) is an English composer, producer, singer/song writer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a founding member of the quintessential British EBM group Nitzer Ebb, programming Nitzer Ebb's signature sound. He also played drums and synthesizers for Nitzer Ebb, as well as lending his voice to several tracks such as "Let Beauty Loose." Harris's other band, Maven, collaborated with Marilyn Manson on a cover of "Hard On for Love" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Bon Harris was very involved with the production of Marilyn Manson's fourth studio album, Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death), and Manson had dubbed him "the sixth member of the band." during the album's production. Harris is credited for editing, programming and preproduction. He also plays drum machines, loops, piano and various synths and electronics on 12 of the 19 songs on Holy Wood. He also remixed two songs from Holy Wood, "Disposable Teens" and "The Love Song", and is credited with programming on "Highway to Hell".

Collaborations with Manson[edit]



  • "Detroit Rock City" (1999) - programming on the Manson track "Highway to Hell"