Formerly singer/guitarist of "The Spooks", a 1990s northern-UK based folk/rock band, now solo songwriter, musician and performer. "The Spooks" recorded an album, "Ta Verry Much" (why very has a double r is lost in the mists of time) which was enjoyed by a small but loyal following, none of whom were in the music industry. However, in 2006 this was digitally remastered and is now available on CD. Although "The Spooks" stopped gigging due variously to geography, industry, matrimony and paternity, Den continued to write. There's a bit of a fast forward to 2003 when Den finally recorded a follow-up album "Right, Where Was I?", and "The Spooks" played one of the songs. Den has also played on various albums recorded by comedy band "Naked Flames" which features his brothers Mick & Joe. Den's second solo album, "Still A Beautiful World" was released August 2007, and contains 10 original songs which stick to Den's songwriting philosophy of strong melody plus intelligent lyrics. As well as the title track, standout tracks include "Can't Help But Miss The Sun", "Lost", and "One False Move". The only cover version, "Down By The Riverside", is a 9-part harmony a capella version of the traditional "Study War No More". Den's third solo album, the acoustic "Be Where You Are" was released September 2009, to critical acclaim.