Favorite bands :
Sex Pistols, New Order, Joy Division, Roddy Frame / Aztec Camera, Miles Davis, Jah Wobble, John Martyn, John Smith, AJ Croce, Edwyn Collins, Nick Lowe, Squeeze, the list goes on. and on.
Favorite guitarists :
Roddy Frame, John Martyn, John Smith, Glenn Tilbrook, Wilko Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Seasick Steve, Martin Simpson
Favorite bassists :
Jah Wobble, Marcus Miller, Peter Hook
Favorite books :
Almost any music / sport autobiography!
Favorite tv :
Jools Holland Later, Nurse Jackie, most live music progs + documentaries, sports
Favorite movies :
Pulp Fiction, The Jerk, Billy Liar, Withnail & I
Just love playing and listening to all kinds of music. I also really like sports, fitness reading, socialising. I have been in several bands since punk rock stole my heart!
2012 - present
Original folk tunes with a twist of indie | new wave sensibility and an exceptional line in dry + wry lyrics from main songwriter Richard. Additionally, a slew of new wave / indie covers - Talking Heads | Stereophonics | The Coral | Cure | Elvis Costello. And if that were not enough, some Gypsy folk tunes that make it impossible not to smile!
2010 - 2012
Primarily a covers band, just two gigs in 2011 but a whole load of fun and interest and education either side. We played anything from Eddie Cochran through to Duffy, via Tamla Motown, Lynryd Skynryd, Elton John, Rolling Stones, you name it!!
Playing mainly original material by the wonderful Louise Jean, lead vocalist / acoustic guitarist / songwriter. Acoustically driven, with poetic lyrics.
2000 - 2010
I was in the reformed incarnation of this band, led by the incredibly gifted and tremendous friend Simon Cheetham
S'Haters, Underlings, VS Halide
1977 - 1991
With core line-up of Kieron O'Neill, my punk rock soulbrother, and one of the most talented and brilliant people I ever met. Enough members and offshoots to trouble Pete Frame, met some of the most amazing people and did many of the most amazing things in my life cos of all this!!!