Controversial troubadour Wolfman has been a regular fixture on the London indie scene for several decades but is more renowned for his troubled relationship with Pete Doherty than his poetic brand of alt-rock. Born Peter William Randall in Maidstone, Kent in 1968, he later changed his name to Peter Wolfe after moving to London at the age of 18. Following a two-month trial at Gillingham Football Club, he switched his attention to music, sharing a house with the Pogues' Shane MacGowan and briefly appearing in a band with pre-Elastica drummer Justin Welch. Frustrated at being unable to secure a record deal, he first moved to New York, and then Paris, where he published a book of poetry. On his return to the U.K., he starred in The Greatest Unknown Rock n Roll Star, a Channel 4 documentary by filmmaker Andy Lee, who later went on to become his manager, and formed a new outfit, Wolfman & the Side Effects.