Daniel "Woody" Woodgate is best kown as drummer in legendary ska/pop band Madness. He was born as Daniel Mark Woodgate in London on 19 October 1960.
He joined Madness after being introduced at a rehearsal by bass player Mark Bedford. Daniel Woodgate was one of the less regular songwriters in the group, but is credited as co-writer on the hits Return of the Los Palmas 7 and Michael Caine. His only solo credit is on Sunday Morning from 'The Rise & Fall'.
Before Madness, Woodgate was in a band called Steel Erection with his younger brother, Nick, who is himself credited as co-writer (with Daniel and Lee Jay Thompson) on the Madness song No Money. For a time from 1987, Woodgate also played drums with Voice of the Beehive.
Woody was previously married to Jane Crockford of The Mo-dettes, but now lives with his second wife Siobhan and their daughters Iona and Mary who live in Kent.
Until recently he worked at Hayes School, Bromley as a music technician.