I have managed to get it working! The whole openelec thing is new to me, so probably more stuffing around to get to where I am at that was required.
Initially I tried setting things up with boblight, with no luck. Then I came across Hyperion, and got things up and running fairly quickly, although I still need to tweak things, as I dont think I have it setup right for the amount of LEDs I am running at the moment.
I will try and have another play with it tomorrow night and see if I can get it to a stage I'm happy with.