communications specialist for music and the arts

Forget Fifty Shades Of Grey

Much of the country may have been looking forward to the release of 50 Shades of Grey, but it’s 50Folk that’s exciting me! As a journalist of…huh-hum…a good few years, it … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Literature Literally Rocks

Autumn is well and truly here and I’m in a reflective mood. The summer has been a remarkably busy one with the festival season, in particular, dominating my time. In my role … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Middle Aged Folk

Reaching middle-age can be a depressing time for many, but when the subject in question happens to be a legendary folk festival, then the rings round the trunk are cause … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

Star CAT’s Encore

Avid followers of my blog may recall that, in March, I was invited onto Star Radio 107fm to divulge my thoughts on PR in the music and entertainment industry as part of the … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

Mirror Mirror

I heard a horrifying statistic a couple of months ago on Radio 4 – according to research by YouGov, over 70% of children today have not heard the story of ‘Daniel … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

It’s Time

They say that a day is a long time in politics. In the music industry, a decade seems like a lifetime. In a short space of only a few years, … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Music PR Is The Star

Last month, I was invited to divulge my thoughts on PR in the music and entertainment industry as part of the Cambridge Marketing Colleges Marketing Review feature on Star Radio 107fm. I … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Digital Media is Revolting

The digital revolution has a lot to answer for. If the world of the PR specialist wasn’t already complicated enough with off and online content generation, media relations, event and … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tuning in to WII.FM

I don’t think I’m the only PR professional who is more than a little uncomfortable with promoting themselves….we’re a bit like the construction industry worker who fails to find time … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Air

There was a time when there was no choice other than a pen and paper to record the details of an interview in a journalistic situation. The nuances and specifics of the … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Online on a device near you

It’s been a whirlwind of a last few months preparing for the launch of the new contemporary, music and arts magazine, Deep Red, where I’m Senior Editor. I’ve been overseeing … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Camera, action

I count myself very lucky. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to meet and work with a lot of well-known, and not-so well-known, people through the course of my photo-journalistic … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 9 Comments

Ding Dong! Is free speech dead?

There was a time when the phrase “ding dong” conjured up images of a flirtatious English gentleman spying an attractive member of the opposite sex. This week it has taken … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Deep In Conversation

As the development of Deep Red Magazine continues, I am being kept extremely busy in my new role as Senior Editor. In preparation for the publication’s launch in the Summer, I … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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