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)...

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