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)...

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