Keyboardist for the punk-rock band The Stranglers. He was known for his cross-handed technique and his use of the electric piano.
He began his career playing for the band Rusty Butler.
He wrote an early version of the Ivor Novello award-winning and UK number 2 hit single "Golden Brown."
He was born in the seaside town of Brighton.
His style was frequently compared to that of pianist Ray Manzarek.