British musician and writer most widely known to be the bassist of Blur. He in addition has used the rings WigWam and Poor Lieutenant. He researched French at Goldsmiths University where he fulfilled the future people of Blur. He ventured into journalism and in addition had an effective foray into artisan cheesemaking. He wedded Claire Neate in 2003, plus they had five kids. He has created tracks for Marianne Faithfull.