OK, granted, this guy is not a writer as such, though he does write some lyrics to his music. I just wanted to bring his music to everyone's attention. I just bought his latest album today, called "The Kind of Nothing Hill"
He is a bit difficult to classify, which is one reason I like him. I would probably describe his music as "jazz noir." It is mostly instrumental, sometimes very brassy, sometimes slightly electro, never rock as such. Some of it is cover versions, such as The Man With The Golden Arm (not on this album). You would probably recognize some of it from TV or movies, as I think one of his pieces was on The Beach movie album.
Anyway, I just think he is hip beyond description, though certainly this is not for everyone.