Born in St Helens - in the suburbs of Liverpool - a chance hearing of Warm Leatherette by 'The Normal' became a defining moment that changed everything for the teenage cyborg, he traded his heart for a Roland beat box and fell in love with the analogue synth. He composed his first songs shortly after an embryonic 1980 concert of 'The Human League' and was further inspired by a “life-changing” show by 'Kraftwerk' in 1981.
He discovered the power of stage-costumes from observing Devo and The Residents, aided and abetted by the drug-fuelled excesses of the free-festival/rave movement of the late eighties. Swept along by the never-ending madness of the era, he was once declared “the most wasted person I’ve ever seen in the entire history of the Glastonbury festival” by Michael Eavis himself no less! Original synth-man with 'Poisoned Electrick Head', solo artist 'Android 80', author of three books, music journalist (Backseat Mafia), master of disguise, and 'Radio Rectangle' DJ!