Ricky Warwick, a native of Co. Down, was consumed by music at an early age. He absorbed everything from British punk to straight forward American rock 'n' roll and "roots music." 'Tattoos & Alibis' marks a distinct musical shift toward a more natural style exemplified by Warwick's influences. But those classic influences don't mean his songs don't still have bite. As Warwick is fond of saying, “Johnny Cash is as much of a rebel as Sid Vicious”.