UK based music journalist, editor and freelance writer. He started work for Sounds in 1977 also becoming its assistant advertising manager in the early 1980s. He was also Advertising Manager for Underground (Spotlight Publications) in the late 1980s. He worked for Tower Records in the 1990s, he ran TOP magazine from 1991-1999 and edited the Tower Guide to Jazz. He also wrote for Jazz at Ronnie Scotts magazine and the Pizza Express club magazine. He started work for Jazzwise in the late 1990s, eventually becoming its editor.