Music

I like all sorts of music - literally anything and everything. Generally, my favourite kind of music is made by what you'd call guitar bands I s'pose - My favourite bands are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Smiths and The Stone Roses, but I'm happy to listen to (and play) pretty much anything. I was brought up on The Beatles who I still really like, I was 16 and living in Manchester in 1990, so I have a soft spot for early indie music like the Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays, and because I'm a boy I like a bit of (english) 70s rock like Led Zep and The Who. Obviously, I tend to listen to stuff with good Bass playing but not exclusively. I can't stand Robbie fucking Williams or really really heavy techno, but more or less anything else goes. I quite like or own at least one album by (in absolutely no order whatsoever)...

The Bad Shepherds, Fats Waller, Led Zeppelin (a lot), Violent Femmes, R.E.M (pre-Automatic for the people), Zero 7, Cornelius, The Rolling Stones, Israel Kamakawiwoole, Jah Wobble, Smashing Pumpkins, Pooka, Mew, Cypress Hill, Caravan Palace, Kate Bush, Paul Weller, Mansun, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Red Right Hand, Massive Attack, Paul Simon, Kings of Convenience, Mother Earth, Beastie Boys, Flight of the Conchords, Death In Vegas, Alabama Shakes, The Specials, Amon Tobin, Inspiral Carpets, The White Stripes, Sheryl Crow, Dodgy, The Supremes, South, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Hawkwind, The Hoax, Edie Brickell, The Velvet Underground, Blondie, Back to the Blue, Hot Chip, Joan Osborne, Placebo, Ian Dury, The Avalanches, DJ Yoda, Bjork, Easy Star All-Stars, The Clash, Edwyn Collins, Curtis Mayfield, No Fat on a Turkey, Bad Manners, Jamiroquai, David Bowie, John Martyn, Sigur Ros, Carole King, Garbage, Florence & the Machine, The Stranglers, Thin Lizzy, The Jam, James Yorkston and The Athletes, Sunset Ibiza, Freakpower, Corona, Turin Brakes, Stanley Clarke, The Beta Band, Skunk Anansie, Iron & Wine, Primal Scream, Nick Harper, The Presidents of the united states of america, Spice Girls, Green Day, Ocean Colour Scene, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Eels, Royksopp, The Fratellis, Morcheeba, Lou Reed, Herbaliser, Nina Simone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Police, Chic, Blues Brothers, Dub Pistols, Bloc Party, Nirvana, The Polyphonic Spree, The Happy Mondays, Aretha Franklin, Kula Shaker, Tower Of Power, Manic Street Preachers, James, Dogs Die in Hot Cars, Ozomatli, Madonna, Deep Forest, Radiohead, George Gershwin, Mo Wax, The Flaming Lips, Gorillaz, Fila Brazillia, Jeff Buckley, Tenacious D, Elvis Costello, Cat Stevens, Extreme, Gwyneth Herbert, John Squire, Mull Historical Society, Joni Mitchell, Cosmic Rough Riders, Adam & the Ants, Billy Preston, Joe Satriani, David Gray, Chas & Dave, Rage Against The Machine, Interpol, Black Uhuru, Spearhead, DeVotchKa, The Pipettes, First Aid Kit, Brendan Benson, Rival Sons, Adele, New Model Army, Alela Diane, The Soundtrack of our Lives, Sneaker Pimps, Herbie Hancock, Def Leppard, Gary Numan, A bit of Jazz, Gillian Welch, Courtney Barnett, Fleet Foxes, The Darkness, Rubberneck, Jaco Pastorius, Beck, Buena Vista Social Club, Talking Heads, Mozart, Father John Misty, Morphine, Grandaddy, Arcade Fire, George Formby, CSS, The Wonder Stuff, Elvis Presley, The Streets, Meatloaf, Cake, Lemonjelly, Van Morrison, Sarah Vaughan, Doves, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Nizlopi, The Bees, Desmond Dekker, Billy Bragg, Editors, Mano Negra, DJ Food, Kate Rusby (a lot), Alanis Morissette, The Webb Brothers, Badly Drawn Boy, Hot 8 Brass band, Ann Peebles, Bill Caddick, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Motown, Ash, JS Bach, Lambchop, The Sundays, Ben Folds (five), Pavement, DJ Shadow, Kruder Dorfmeister, Hot Club of Cowtown, Sixpence None the Richer, Pixies, AC/DC, Afunken, Airhead, Ozric Tentacles, Finley Quaye, The Vines, Ten Years Later, Matthew Herbert Big Band, Goldfrapp, Duffy, Motorhead, The Charlatans, Feeder, Anything with Sousaphone on, The Whiskey Cats, Cafe del Mar, Herb Alpert, Bill Withers, Eminem, Django Reinhardt, Chuck Berry, The Ramones, Aloe Blacc, Beth Orton, Go Team, KT Tunstall, Fleetwood Mac when Peter Green was still in them, The Smiths, Audioslave, The Gods of Good Living, Dexys Midnight Runners, Queens of the Stone Age, Dizzee Rascal, Corduroy, Bessie Smith, The Commodores, Deep Purple, The Cure, Air, Amy Winehouse, Galliano, Queen, Lamb, Clara Rockmore, Faith No More, Coldplay, Chilled Ibiza, Estelle, Blur, Arctic Monkeys, House Of Love, Bat for Lashes, Green On Red, The Zutons, Boards of Canada, Dire Straits, Peter Gabriel, The Woodentops, The Cinematic Orchestra, The Byrds, Foo Fighters, Portishead, Indigo Girls, Ojos de Brujo, Blind Melon, Coraline, Elliot Smith, Spin Doctors, White Denim, Richard Thompson, Becca & the Broken Biscuits, Gogo Penguin, Elbow, British Sea Power, Guns & Roses, Caitlin Rose, Blink 182, Pink Floyd, The Doors, I Am Kloot, Asteroids Galaxy Tour, U2, Billy Cobham, Booker T & the MGs, The Bees Niece, Aqute Couch, Jimmy Smith, The Coral, Low, Marvin Gaye, Damien Rice, Cast, Tackhead, Kraftwerk, Otis Redding, Fiona Apple, Barenaked Ladies, The Cocteau Twins, The The, ABBA, Groove Armada, Charlie Parr, King Crimson, Muse, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Reef, Ben Kweller, The Egg, Mussorgsky, Anything with James Jamerson on Bass, Nick Drake, Anything with Double Bass in, Caro Emerald, Neil Young, Kelly Joe Phelps, GeEkgiRL, Imelda May, Billie Holiday, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Yo La Tengo, Cream, Half Man Half Biscuit, Eva Cassidy, The Sugarcubes, Adam F, Aimee Mann, George Benson, The Stone Roses, Stereophonics, Weather Report, Depeche Mode, Eddi Reader, Simon & Garfunkel, Gotan Project, David Holmes, Spinal Tap, Puressence, Crash Test Dummies, The Unabombers, Jimi Hendrix, Starsailor, Cedric Zydeco, Mr Hudson and the library, The Erotic House of Wax, Buzzcocks, Steve Hillage, Belle & Sebastian, Free, The Beach Boys, Gogol Bordello, Martyn Joseph, Moore Marriott, The Damned, Roy Harper, Mary Coughlan, Stevie Wonder, Athlete, Eliza Carthy, The Who, Policia, Alvin Lee & Ten years later, Charles Mingus, Franz Ferdinand, Miles Davis, Etta James, The Future Sound of London, Gomez, Disco, Bob Marley, Cousteau, The Only Ones, and loads of stuff I've forgotten