English singer who, as of 2014, was the only remaining original member of the band The Sisters of Mercy. The band originated in the post-punk mold and eventually experimented with gothic rock and hard rock music.
He started out as a freelance drummer for the local Leeds punk music scene before forming Sisters of Mercy in 1979.
He speaks fluent German, French, and English and studied Mandarin Chinese at the University of Leeds.
He was raised with his family in the small town of Ely, Cambridgeshire in England.
He once interviewed singer David Bowie for the German edition of Rolling Stone Magazine in 1995.