He was born on October 7 1959 in London England
He attended Dover College, but dropped out when he was 16
After sabotaging many interviews set up by his father, who was a music industry executive, he started working in the mail room of his fathers company. Soon after he was promoted to be a talent scout.
Eventually he left EMI Music Publishing to start his own independent label which ended up being a financial disaster. He then went back to live with his family.