Born in Montrose, Scotland. Founder member of Average White Band (1971-1983), then played with:

Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, Tom Petty, Eurythmics, Eric Clapton, Chris Rea, Buddy Guy, The RTL Allstars and Incognito & many more.

Uses a Selmer Mark V1 saxophone with Rafael Navarro Bahia 8 and Vandoren Java reeds.