I'm surprised I haven't seen any mention of this guy round here. He was the bass player with Deacon Blue, a scottish pop/rock band who were around from mid '80s to mid '90s. Some of the stuff he did within a pop format is great. Not hard to play, but very inventive and melodic. On the Fellow Hoodlums album, many of the lead lines were on bass. But most importantly, he was always playing in support of the song. Him and John Taylor are probably my two biggest influences, in that they opened my mind to non-conventional playing within a pop/rock format. Suggested tracks: When The World Knows Your Name album Wages Day, Orphans, Circus Lights, This Changing Light Fellow Hoodlums album Pretty much anything, but particularly Your Swaying Arms, Day That Jackie Jumped The Jail, Wildness, Brighter Star Than You Will Shine, Twist And Shout. Any other EV fans out there?