Joe Stretch was born in 1982 and brought up in Lancashire. He moved to Manchester at the age of 18 to study politics at Manchester University. His band, Performance, in which he is lead singer and lyricist, released their debut album in 2007.
Meet Jim Thorne: child of the nineties, adult of the noughties, product of his times. The Adult is a brilliant and laugh-out-loud portrait of the millennial continuum, and the generation it has raised.