Philip James Selway

DOB: May 23, 1967


EDUCATION: Abingdon School; studied English and history at Liverpool Polytechnic.

PREVIOUS JOBS: Drumming in pit bands for touring musicals; sub-editor; TEFL teacher.

FIVE KEY WORDS: Quiet, bald, "put: sensuous, well dressed"...

FAVORITE MUSIC: (Past influences) The Beat, Joy Division, The Ruts. (Current faves) Teenage Fanclub, Tricky, Supergrass, Captain Beefheart.

NOTES: Often said to be the band's emotional anchor. So mild-mannered he known as Mad Dog. The band claim they wind-up new engineers and producers by telling them to watch out for Phil's temper.

WHAT THE OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT HIM: "He's the one who least likes the idea of the band as a gang." (Ed) "Can you play a bit faster?" (Thom) "He's been attending drum'n'bass nights." (Colin) "He'll not impose his mood upon you like some members of the band." (Ed)