I come from Glasgow originally. I started writing songs when I was 16. For a while I toyed with the notion of being an actor, but realised pretty quickly that I was shite at it. My first band was called Wah Wah Jack and then Crying Ellis, names which are only marginally worse than White Buffalo! Oh well...

The ages from 19-22 were very interesting. First came WEA and then EMI and then FNL and then WB. WB was not liked by EMI, so they were told to F off. Some time later I met D&P and D&P said, "It's OK. Keep playing and yes... no... exactly!" And so I did.

My heroes are Neil Young, Lennon & McCartney and Tom Waits. I've never liked Jazz.

Email Phil: phil@whitebuffalo.co.uk