After studying design at Ealing College, London, he performed as a vocalist and guitarist with a number of groups, before working as an illustrator and music journalist, securing a position as the Jamaican music consultant for British music magazine, Record Collector.
In the early 1990s, he started working for Trojan Records and soon after joined the company on a full-time basis as its Jamaican music specialist, eventually overseeing the label’s releases and all other aspects of its general running, a position he continues to hold.
He has also contributed work to a number of other record labels, including Castle Communications, See For Miles, Snapper Music, Westside, Vibrant, Future Noise, Secret Records, Spectrum, Caroline International, Cherry Red Records and Island Records, while maintaining his position with Trojan Records.
In addition, he has occasionally contributed further articles to Record Collector magazine and worked as a consultant on a number of radio and TV programmes.
Bibliography [ edit ]
- Young, gifted and black : the story of Trojan Records / with Michael de Koningh, 2003, Sanctuary Publishing, UK, ISBN 1-86074-464-8
- The Story Of Trojan Records, 2018, Eye Books, UK, ISBN 9781785630781
- Trojan: The Art Of The Album, 2018, BMG, UK
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- interview on mohairsweets.mb.ca
- Universal Love For Trojan
- Recollections Of A Record Collector: The Golden Age
- Recollections Of A Record Collector: 2Tone And Reggae On The Cheap
- Recollections Of A Record Collector: Trojan Revolution
- Recollections Of A Record Collector: Trojan Trials
- Recollections Of A Record Collector: Trojan Finds Sanctuary
- Recollections Of A Record Collector: A Universal Future