Lead singer and songwriter for the Scottish pop band Travis who has also pursued a solo career.
He attended Holyrood Secondary School in Glasgow.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Strathclyde University on November 17, 2012.
He had a son in 2006, Clay Kryst, with makeup artist Nora Kryst.
He released his 2010 debut solo album, Wreckorder, which featured Paul McCartney on bass.