Liam Paris Howlett (born August 21, 1971) is the core member of the British band The Prodigy. Born and raised in Cressing, Essex, Howlett was trained in classical piano from childhood. In 2002 Liam got married to former All Saints star Natalie Appleton of the band Appleton and they have a son, Ace Howlett (born 2004). At the age of 14, he mixed songs recorded from the radio using the pause button on his cassette player. It was the time he went to school when he first got influenced by hip-hop music and culture.