Guitarist for the new wave band XTC, the group known for songs like "Making Plans for Nigel" and "Senses Working Overtime."
He was born in Swindon, Wiltshire and joined XTC in 1979.
He suffers from diabetes and in 2004 retinopathy threatened to end his career.
His brother Ian has drummed for XTC.
He and Andy Partridge were both founding members of XTC.