Born in Bradford in 1971 and raised in the village of Oxenhope in Brontë country, I attended Coventry University between 1990 and 1994, where I graduated with a B.A. Hons (First Class) degree in Modern Languages (German and French as core languages and Russian ab initio).
Emma and I met in 1993 and married in 1996 and have two girls and one boy (aged from 20 down to 9).
I live in Nuneaton, Warwickshire and am a Web application developer (programmer, if you prefer) for a CAD/CAM software company.
I'm a keen motorcyclist, enjoying touring on the bike and am also a keen advocate of electric vehicles and eco technology. Combining the two passions, I became the first person to ride an electric motorcycle between Land's End and John O'Groats in August, 2017.
I have played the drums since 1981 and was a member of the now defunct Coventry originals band BAiT. I also played drums with Coventry-based rock covers band, Ministry Of Beaver for four years between 2008 and 2012 and have otherwise occasionally sessioned for other local musicians.