English songwriter and synthpop musician who has been a member of many music groups, including Depeche Mode and The Assembly.
He studied violin and piano as a child and formed the band No Romance in China with his friend in the late 1970s.
He was featured in the BBC Four documentary Synth Britannia.
He married Tracy Hurley in 2004, and they have a son named Oscar.
He has remixed Dido's 2013 song End of the Night.