I’m a copywritercontent designerjournalist  and sometime writer. Back in the day, I ran the UK’s first and greatest underground dance music magazine, Soul Underground. I’ve been a photographer and a TV researcher.

Copywriting, editorial, content

I’ve done this, on and off, for 25 years. It’s all in my CV (PDF, 77KB). Highlights? I was one of the original content designers for GOV.UK, developed all the marketing and e-commerce material for foska.com, created and implemented a content strategy for the British Council and was the first digital copywriter at Imagination.

Soul Underground

The UK’s first underground dance music magazine, Soul Underground is remembered today for launching dozens of careers, while 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 lecture on the music journalism degree at University of the Creative Arts.

Mosaic

I make mosaics. I studied with Emma Biggs at her studio and also at a couple of West Dean College‘s amazing Summer Schools. I create highly abstract pieces, working in unglazed ceramic, vitreous and smalti, using the indirect method.