(1980 - )
"Like Gabriel Kahane or Sufjan Stevens, he has a well-cultivated pop-meets-art-song aesthetic" - WQXR
“His spare, direct lyrics could rend any heart in two.” - The Reykjavik Grapevine
Puzzle Muteson is the alter ego of an enigmatic songwriter from the Isle of Wight, rendering his music in a tremulous tenor over a finely spun web of fingerpicked guitar. Born in London's Isle of Dogs, the southern English island provided unexpected shelter for the shuddering transformation into one-man band Puzzle Muteson. His grade-school music teacher was first to recognise his unrivalled vibrato, and a little while later a parade of chance and coincidence led him to inhabit Puzzle Muteson, and start shaping a body of songs.