Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill (born 5 November 1948, in Ealing, west London) is an English singer-songwriter, and a founding member of the progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. Most noted for his vocal abilities, his main instruments are guitar and piano. He also acts as a record producer for his own recordings, and occasionally for other artists.
When I was growing up, our stereo in the living room had a blown tweeter in a speaker, so the bass was really prominent. My sisters listened to alot of soul music and Sly and the Family Stone. Larry Graham's basslines infected me from an early age.