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)...

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