DANTEmag editor. Rock critic/broadcaster. All You Need Is Rock author. Forbes, ARTINFO contributor. Ex-Bloomberg. Fellow, Royal Soc of Arts.

Column syndicated worldwide. I write about art and culture, for Artinfo; music industry, for Forbes; luxury and lifestyle for DANTE, which I edit; rock music for everyone!. I previously was Bloomberg' rock critic and Muse global team leader. I also write books. I previously worked for ITN, Sunday Times and Press Association. I read PPE at Oxford.

Read Full Bio →

Baaba Maal on Working With Mumfords, Why African Music Is Next Big Thing

blouinartinfo.com — Baaba Maal is on a roll. After some 30 years making music around the world, the Senegalese star is winning wider acclaim. He is in the spotlight for his recent work with British band Mumford & Sons, and amid predictions that African music is once again the next big thing, he is playing larger shows.

Review: ‘Don Giovanni’ Puts Winslow Hall Opera on the Map

uk.blouinartinfo.com — For years, English country house operas have been throwing up young pretenders for the crown long worn by Glyndebourne, and just possibly Garsington. To the likes of festivals at Bampton, the Grange, Opera Holland Park, and Buxton, add Winslow Hall Opera.

Review: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Attempts Miracle on Return to London Stage

uk.blouinartinfo.com — Jesus enters in a gray hoodie like a refugee Kanye West in best "Yeezus" mode. Mary does a subtle update to "Could We Start Again Please?" - a song that could almost be about contemporary politics. Judas still sings his heart out.

Paul McCartney Confirmed As U.K.'s Most Successful Albums Act Of All Time

forbes.com — The Official Charts Company revealed McCartney's success- both as a solo artist, with Wings and the Beatles - as it celebrated the anniversary of the British album chart, first published 60 years ago today.

In Photos: Paul McCartney

forbes.com — CHICAGO, IL - JULY 31: Paul McCartney performs during the 2015 Lollapalooza Music Festival at Grant Park on July 31, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

Interview: The Mystery Jets Prepare to Fly High

blouinartinfo.com — Heard of the Mystery Jets? If so, congratulations on being in on something of a well-kept secret - outside the UK anyway. Early birds who caught the Mystery Jets in an afternoon slot at the 65,000-capacity Barclaycard presents British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park this month are left with plenty of reasons as to why the band is worth investigating.

Electronic Cash Kings 2015

forbes.com — For the second straight year, Calvin Harris pulled in $66 million to lead all DJs, and it's not even close: The Scotsman earned nearly twice as much as the No. 2 name on our list. The top twelve DJs earned $304 million over the past year-read on to see the complete rankings.

The Rock Group Most Likely To: Interview With Wolf Alice as Bandwagon Grows

blouinartinfo.com — The four members of Wolf Alice are chilling in their backstage area before playing in front of 65,000 people in London's Hyde Park. Well, not quite chilling, because this is a Portakabin type rest room with closed windows and it's pretty hot inside on a balmy summer's day.

Who Are These Alt-Rock Fans Snapping Up Blink-182 Over Drake?

forbes.com — Blink-182's achievement in knocking Drake of the top of the Billboard Chart after nine weeks of dominance has left the record industry wondering: who are these guys buying the music?

Rolex, Muller, Chopard Top Antiquorum Watch Sale in Hong Kong

hk.blouinartinfo.com — Rolex watches led the latest Antiquorum sale, showing strong demand for the Swiss maker's models such as a rare "Jean-Claude Killy" Chronograph, which had the top price of HK$2.67 million ($344,234). The Hong Kong event on July 9 had four Rolexes in the top 10 lots, including the top two.
More Articles →
Jul 30, 2016

Hope govt picks Gatwick over Heathrow. We don't need 24 hour flights but express trains at night for passengers  http://www.gatwickonbiously.com 

Jul 29, 2016

Does Downing Street or White House really need another cat? PR stunt?  http://fb.me/3SOtlTpE5 

Jul 29, 2016

Funny I was only talking about this single, which I pushed to John Peel, a couple of days ago. Flashback to the...  http://fb.me/4WvGYwTll 

Jul 29, 2016

ICYM Pink Floyd @pinkfloyd 27-disc $700 box set The Early Years - 1965-1972 and shorter 2-disc version due November  http://www.pinkfloyd.com/ 

Jul 29, 2016

"All You Need Is Rock" - flashback to two years ago and the local newspaper..  http://fb.me/8cKyXdPzZ 

Jul 29, 2016

More @hillaryclinton responses: (2) on 1 side she is called best qualified candidate more trustworthy than @realDonaldTrump. Both sides now.

Jul 29, 2016

My tweets asking for views on @hillaryclinton got big response (1) on 1 side she is called a traitor/liar who should not even own a purse


Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.