Edward John O'Brien

DOB: April 15, 1968

INSTRUMENTS: Guitar, percussion, vocals.

EDUCATION: Abingdon School; studied economics at Manchester University.

FIVE KEY WORDS: Tall, dark, handsome, riffs, spliffs.

FAVORITE MUSIC: (Previous influences) Beatles, Dinosaur Jr, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Smiths, NWA. (Current faves) Mansun, ROC, The Verve, Moloko.

WHAT THE OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT HIM: "The worst thing about Ed is his sleeptalking. Once, when he was sharing a room with Jonny, he started shouting, 'Fuck off, fuck off.' in his sleep. It was 5am, but Jonny actually apologised and left." (Colin)