Former lead singer of alternative rock band The Verve, the group who released the hit "Bittersweet Symphony" and who also played with RPA & The United Stations of Sound.
He attended Up Holland High School.
He made a live appearance at London's Royal Albert Hall as part of the 3rd Annual Teenage Cancer Trust charity fundraising event.
He married Kate Radley, former member of Spiritualized and had two sons: Sonny, who was born in 2000 and Cassius, who was born 2004.
He became very good friends with Coldplay's Chris Martin.