Irish singer most known for his time spent with the pop punk band The Undertones, the group that released the hit "Teenage Kicks."
He received the Bottle Award in 2006 at the International Live Music Conference.
He and politician Michael Higgins are both of Irish descent.
He co-founded The Undertones in his teen years, and devoted much of his early life to the band to ensure its success.
He was born in Derry, Ireland.