Played guitar and bass with different Manchester bands in the 1970s and the 1980s. Founding member and guitarist of The Durutti Column, but soon left the band to found The Mothmen in 1979. Played guitar until 1982. Also founded The Motivation with ex-Buzzcocks bassist Steve Garvey.
Later worked as studio musician on various projects (e.g. Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls.
Was found dead on November 8, 1991 having been murdered in his home near Manchester.
The track Cowboy Dave on Happy Mondays - ...Yes Please! is in his memory.
Instruments & Performance
|Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls||Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls - Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls (Album, Comp)||Illusive||UK||1980||Sell This Version|
|The Mothmen||The Mothmen - Pay Attention (Album)||On-U Sound, On-U Sound||UK||1981||Sell This Version|
Writing & Arrangement
|ONUCD2||The Mothmen||Afghani Dub (as Rowbotham) The Mothmen - Pay Attention! (CD, Album, RE)||On-U Sound||ONUCD2||UK||2015||Sell This Version|
|Various||Does It Matter Irene? (as Rowbotham) Various - Manchester North Of England - A Story Of Independent Music Greater Manchester 1977 - 1993 (Comp)||Cherry Red||Japan||2017||Sell This Version|
|Various||Sketch For Summer Various - Factory Communications 1978-92 (Comp)||Warner Music||UK||2019||Sell This Version|