Guitarist of the English melodic neo-progressive rock band Marillion, a group that was famous in the 1980s.
At age fifteen he traveled 250 miles to try out for a band called Silmarillion, the original version of Marillion.
His group's album Misplaced Childhood was a UK chart-topper.
He has one daughter with his wife Jo.
Peter Gabriel's song "So" is one of his favorite songs.