We all have many things to thank our mothers for, but Tom Fenn aka Tele:funken has one more reason than most. "People have trouble getting their heads around it but my mum took me to see Kraftwerk at the Brighton Dome in 1975," says Tom now, "She hated it! She was a confirmed folkie. We had to leave half way through 'Autobahn' because she couldn't take any more."

"Everyone at school was into the Bay City Rollers but I was well into electro and all that even when I was small. I remember sitting in the car and hearing 'Autobahn' on the radio and being blown away by all the sounds coming in and out. I was almost tripping, all these crazy electronics flying around the place. I thought, 'this is me in a nutshell.'