I am a feature writer and author specialising in pop music history and LGBT issues. I have written for publications including The Guardian, Pitchfork, The Bristol Magazine, The Bath Chronicle, Literary
I am a feature writer and author specialising in pop music history and LGBT issues.
I have written for publications including The Guardian, Pitchfork, The Bristol Magazine, The Bath Chronicle, Literary Hub, Venue, Folio, Songwriter Magazine, The Spark, The Western Daily Press, We Are Family Magazine, The Bristol Evening Post, B24/7 and The Quietus. I have been profiled in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and GT, and has featured on BBC One (The Big Questions), C4 (Come Dine With Me) and on many local and national radio & TV programmes.
i am also the author of six books, The World’s Worst Records (Volumes 1 and 2), Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World’s Worst Opera Singer (Duckworth-Overlook, 2016), David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music (Duckworth-Overlook, 2017), and The Infamous Cherry Sisters: The Worst Act in Vaudeville (McFarland and Co., 2019). My latest, The Velvet Mafia, will be published by Omnibus Press in February 2021. Outside of writing I host the weekly World’s Worst Records Radio Show on internet radio station Sheena’s Jungle Room/WFMU and post weekly on my blog, also called The World’s Worst Records: www.worldsworstrecords.blogspot.com
LGBT issues; Food and Drink; Local (Bath, Bristol, Wilts, Somerset, South Glos) news; green issues, lifestyle, homes and gardens; Gay and Lesbian issues; CD/DVD film and book reviews.