Guitarist who played with The Beautiful South until they disbanded in 2008.
He joined his first band, Mammoth, at the age of 13. They once performed the Sex Pistols' song, "Pretty Vacant" at a school concert.
He released his first solo album The Life of Birds in August 2010 through Proper Music label.
His parents met through the Young Communist League
He appeared on Paul Heaton's album Fat Chance.