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)...

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