David Rowntree is the drummer with Blur, one of the most successful bands to come out of the UK in recent years.
He is a much-valued supporter of the annual Sense Drumathon, which helps deafblind children to enjoy and participate in music.
David stood for Parliament in 2008 and is training to be a solicitor. Politically active, he has generously supported Sense’s campaign to protect adult social care.
Keep up to date with his thoughts at www.davidrowntree.org or follow him on Twitter.
First published: Tuesday 22 May 2012
Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2015