Alternative and post-punk bassist and songwriter known for his work with Echo & the Bunnymen. His albums with the band include Porcupine, Ocean Rain, and Reverberation.
He met guitarist and future Echo & the Bunnymen band mate Will Sergeant while both were students at Deyes High School in Maghull, England.
His co-written song, "The Killing Moon," was featured on the soundtracks of the films Donnie Darko and Grosse Pointe Blank.
He was born and raised in Lancashire, England, and he later settled in Liverpool.
He and vocalist Ian McCulloch were both members of Echo & the Bunnymen.