A former hairdresser, he was already a veteran of the London R&B scene at the time of the UK Subs being formed in 1976. Prior to forming the UK Subs, he was the frontman and founder of The Marauders between 1975 and 1976. In 1980 his solo single release "Barmy London Army" spent one week at #68 in the UK Singles Chart. He has also recorded with his side project The Urban Dogs and released a solo album entitled Stolen Property and a second solo single "Freaked". As well as singing he also plays the harmonica and bass, he played rhythm guitar on the UK Subs album Diminished Responsibility.