He is a singer/songwriter and guitarist born in Birmingham,
England.He and his brother Michael
became members of the band Musical Youth in 1979, while at DuddestonSchool.They shot to fame with the song
"Pass the Dutchie" and released several chart singles.The band initially split up in 1985
and plans to reform in 1993 were put on hold by the death of Patrick Waite.He has suffered psychological
problems in recent years.
Pass the Dutchie
(Jackie Mittoo/Fitzroy Simpson/Lloyd Ferguson)