Luke Haines was born in God’s own county of Surrey in 1967. He is the author of two memoirs: Bad Vibes and Post Everything. He has recorded five albums with the Auteurs, one album as Baader Meinhof, three albums with Black Box Recorder, one film soundtrack album, fifty individual volumes of Outsider Music, and three solo albums. He has appeared on Top of the Pops and has been nominated for loads of awards but has won nothing. In 2003 Luke Haines was in Debrett’s People of Today. He thinks that he is no longer listed in this esteemed publication, as the free copy of the magazine hasn’t been delivered for some time. It’s not the end of the world. The author is married with one chid.