Alternative rock and post-punk musician best known as the lead vocalist of the European band Art Brut. Also an artist, he designed the covers of several of his singles and EPs.
His song "Martin Kemp-Welch Five-A-Side Football Rules!" recalls his school days at the Martin Kemp-Welch School in Poole, England.
He and musician Dyan Valdes collaborated on a musical project called Everybody Was in the French Resistance...Now!
Raised in Dorset, England, he later settled in Germany with his son and his long-term partner.
His Art Brut bandmate Ian Wilson was the cousin of post-grunge singer Ray Wilson.