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)...

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