I’m the London Correspondent for Rolling Stone Australia,
and a freelance writer covering music, film, comedy and travel.
I’m also a DJ and promoter, and run my own club night called
How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
From 1989 to 2000, I worked for Melody Maker, first as a freelance,
then as Media Editor and then as Features Editor, and made the final
shortlist twice for IPC’s Commissioning Editor Of The Year.
In 1995, I was a judge on the Perrier Panel. Since the start of
2001, I’ve written for The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent
On Sunday, Evening Standard, The Scotsman, Scotland On Sunday, The
Sunday Herald, NME, Empire, Metal Hammer, Amazon, Yahoo Music, BBC
Online and BBC Choice. I edited two listings supplements for NME
(Bring It On and the O2 Music Guide), and co-ordinated music coverage
on Heinekenmusic.com for IPC. I also spent six months working on
The Editor page at The Guardian. I'm currently working as a freelance
reporter for BBC 6 Music, reviewing live shows and interviewing
How Does It Feel To Be Loved? is a bi-monthly London club night
that mixes Eighties indie pop with northern soul, Tamla Motown,
girl groups, and Sixties heartbreak. Described by The Guardian as
"absolutely the best night in the whole of the world"
and Big Issue as "a speakeasy for anyone who suspects that
their life is one big Smiths song", HDIF has played host to
a range of guest DJs from Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch
and Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake to The Wedding Present's David
Gedge and legendary Smiths/Blur producer Stephen Street. I’ve
taken HDIF out of London several times, DJ-ing in Valencia, Copenhagen,
Stockholm, Glasgow and the Isle Of Man. I also promote monthly live
shows at The Windmill in Brixton under the banner HDIF Presents.
If you’d like to contact me about any of the above, you can
email me here.
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