English singer-songwriter best known as the frontman of the bands Amsterdam and Pele. He scored an international hit with the Pele song Megalomania, which shot to #1 in South Africa.
He first formed Pele as a five-piece band in 1990 after the disbandment of his previous group.
His album Arm in Arm with the band Amsterdam was voted 14th best album of all time to come out of Liverpool by the audience of Liverpool.com.
Both of his parents were factory workers.
He and the rest of Amsterdam served as the backing band for Elvis Costello during television performances.