Alain Whyte in conversation with David Eastaugh
Alain Gordon Whyte is an English musician, songwriter, composer and singer. He is best known for being Morrissey's main songwriting partner and guitarist between 1991 and 2007. (Several Morrissey–Whyte compositions were also released as late as 2009, after Whyte had left Morrissey's band.)
Prior to 1991, Whyte previously been in the bands Rugcutters, Red Lightning, Motivators, Born Bad and the Memphis Sinners. More recently, he has written for the likes of Madonna, Chris Brown, the Black Eyed Peas among many others. He won an ASCAP pop award in 2013 for his work as a songwriter on Chris Brown's hit single "Don't Wake Me Up".