Maurice Deebank was the classically-trained lead guitarist of the British indie band Felt from its debut album until 1986. He was responsible for the ornate, atmospheric guitar work found on many of Felt's early recordings. During his tenure in the band, he co-wrote most of the material with frontman Lawrence. Deebank recorded a solo album, Inner Thought Zone, in 1984. He also co-wrote and performed on the Saint Etienne track "Paper", which first appeared on their "Avenue" single.