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