Alex Templeton-Ward (born 9 June 1983, Carlisle, Cumbria) is an English artist and musician. Templeton-Ward was the key writer behind visionary psychedelic outfits The Beat Maras and Black Coral Groove. He was a one time member of Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences where he provided vocals, bass, sampling, synthesizers and has writing credits. Templeton-Ward was editor of Livemusic between 2010–12. His illustration and design work has been used by many notable companies including the BBC and Quipper and he has had a variety of solo shows in London. The artist originally comes from Cumbria in Northern England.