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)...

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