Content design, copywriting, editorial

I’ve done this, on and off, for 25 years. If you’re interested, you can visit my LinkedIn profile. Or not.

Soul Underground

The UK’s first underground dance music magazine, Soul Underground is remembered today for documenting and championing the burgeoning rap, house and underground black music scene years ahead of the mainstream press. I published and edited all 38 issues.

Catch The Beat, the Soul Underground anthology, is available at amazon and all the usual places.

Journalism

I’ve written for publications including The Wire, The Guardian and Attitude. My favourite piece is ‘Too Blind to See It‘, an examination of the roots of house music.

Teaching and workshops

I lecture and run workshops on writing and editing for the Web. I’ve done this for the London School of Journalism, the British Council and UK Trade & Investment.

I also lectured for a couple of years on the music journalism degree at University of the Creative Arts.

Mosaic

I make mosaics. I create highly abstract pieces, working in unglazed ceramic, vitreous and smalti, using the indirect method.