Belfast, Northern Ireland.
B.A. Hons in Geography with qualified teacher status from Warwick University, 1999.
Musical Irish family. Attempted cello and piano aged 9, but preferred kicking a ball. Ball prevailed. Hammered piano to Beatles, Deep Purple and Genesis. Banned from piano by popular demand. Learned to play by ear (to a fashion). Bought Minimoog, banned from home.
Flaming Lips, Grandaddy, Pulp, Magazine, Radiohead, Ash, Supergrass, Divine Comedy, Anything Mellotron.
Women, Southern Comfort, CCFC, hot cooked chickens.