Feeder are a Welsh rock band, formed in Newport during 1992 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Grant Nicholas and drummer Jon Lee. Bassist Taka Hirose later joined after Grant responded to an advert. Jon Lee took his own life in January 2002 at his Miami home. Former Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson was asked by Grant Nicholas to step in and record Comfort in Sound, he joined Feeder on a permanent basis and recorded two further albums. In April 2009 Mark Richardson parted company with Feeder and reunited with Skunk Anansie. Feeder have also been accompanied by touring members Matt Sime (keyboards; 2000–2002), Dean Tidey (guitar, backing vocals; 1998–present), Karl Brazil (Drums; 2009-present) and Dean Deavall (keyboards, backing vocals; 2008-present).