Jason Starkey was born on August 19, 1967 in London, England to Richard and Maureen Starr during the "Summer of Love" in 1967. His parents divorced when he was 7 years old, his mother, Maureen, had custody of Jay, his older brother Zak and younger sister Lee with Richie having visitation rights. In the mid 1980`s he was with Buddy Curtis and the Grasshoppers. He was then part of the band "The People`s Friend". However Jason mostly stayed out of the public eye- however he was arrested for drug possession twice and stealing a car radio. For a brief time, he was in a band with his brother, playing drums for Musty Jack Sponge and the Exploding Nudists. Jason continued to drum for various bands. In the mid 1980`s he was with Buddy Curtis and the Grasshoppers He was then part of the band The People`s Friend and the Empire of Sponge (with former members from The People`s Friend) who released a CD single in January of 2003. In 2003 they appear in and around London and Brighton. On December 30, 1994, Jason was at his mother`s side with his family when Maureen died from complications of leukemia. Jason lives in England with Flora Evans and they have a son, Louie, who was born in 1999 and another son, Sonny, in 2002.