Journalist and magazine editor: Titles include The New York Times T Travel Supplement, The London News, Billboard, The Daily Express, TUC anti-racism supplement, Music Business International, Garden Answers, Commission For Racial Equality Racism in Music special, Music Business International, Mix, What Car?, New Hi-Fi Sound, Music Week, Studio, FX Magazine, Pro-Sound News (US and UK), Wine and Spirit. Currently Editor of BULLITThd.com. Member of the British Association of Journalists.
Television Producer, Director and Series Producer: Productions include “Virgin Killer” (ITN Productions), Globe Trekker, The World Music Awards, Planet Food, The European Beach Soccer Tournament, Adventure Golf, Sunderland AFC World Cup Bid film. Director of the video of “Language Is A Virus From Outer Space” tribute to William S Burroughs, created by Richard Strange at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London Southbank Centre,
Composer, Musician, Record Producer, Television and Theatre Musical Director: Productions and collaborations include Robert Plant, XTC, Karl Wallinger, Dave Edmunds, Lonely Planet / Globe Trekker (television series), Stormforce (Dance theatre production at The Riverside Studios) Into Africa (television series). Co-composed the soundtrack for the award-winning “West of Thunder”, a Western feature film aimed at highlighting the plight of the Lakota Native Americans of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, to raise money build a school and cultural arts centre. Co-composed music for the “Wounded Warrior” series for MSNBC.
I have also written one best-selling music book, “XTC Song Stories” and a play, “The Devil’s Interval” (first produced in London in 2002 and in New York last May).
My career has largely been in the creative media, though I worked on many projects that involved managing teams of up to 20 people at locations around the world and budgets of over £1 million. I am currently the Editor of a forthcoming on-line general interest publication called Bull!tt, aimed at encouraging debate on a wide range of subjects.
Liberal Democrat to the Core:
Parliamentary Candidate – Wyre Forest 2010
Council Candidate – Westminster 2006
Parliamentary candidate mentor 2010 – current
Listed Euro Candidate – West Midlands Region
Editor – “Who’s Who In The Liberal Democrats”
Founding Member – Grassroutes To Government
Executive Member – Chinese Liberal Democrats (former VC)
Executive Member – Parliamentary Candidates Assoc
Member – Liberal International British Group
Member – Social Liberal Forum
Former Executive member – Westminster Local Party
Former Chair – Wyre Forest Local Party
Former Vice Chair – West Midlands Regional Party
Former Chair – Local Parties Committee, West Midlands
Party Media Spokesperson for Worcestershire
Electoral Campaigner in Hampstead and Kilburn,
Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Henley, Oldington
and Saddleworth, West Worcester, Solihull,
Campaign co-ordinator, AV referendum, West Midlands
Co-Author federal policy on Digital Economy (adopted 2011)
Co-Author federal policy on Global Water Aid (adopted 2007)
Co-Author motion against NHS reforms (failed!)