Neil Davidge was born in Southmead Hospital, Bristol in 1962. As a teenager he loved to paint, creating both fine art works and more abstract pieces. Prior to studying graphic design at Brunel Technical College, he became enamoured with the late 1970's UK punk scene, attending local gigs and reading of iconoclastic movers and shakers in the New Musical Express. Neil also began to play guitar. "Punk taught me that you didn't have to understand the academic side of music to make a great noise", he says.