English singer and multi-instrumentalist best known as the leader of the popular new wave band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. He is also a respected songwriter who has penned songs for the girl group Atomic Kitten.
He attended Great Meols Primary School, where he met future OMD member Paul Humphreys.
He plays bass upside down, with the highest-pitched strings at the top and lowest on the bottom.
He married and divorced a woman named Toni.
He founded Atomic Kitten, led by singer Liz McClarnon.