Author of The Sound Of Being Human: How Music Shapes Our Lives
(published by White Rabbit/Orion, 28th April 2022)
Arts and culture journalist
Music and book critic
Radio documentary-maker and presenter
(A Life In Music on BBC Sounds)
Editorial, exhibitions and record company consultant
Events host/prize judge/copywriter/guest lecturer
full-time Welsh-woman/romantic/geek.

Based in Wales, close to Cardiff, Bristol & Birmingham, and a regular of the GWR line to Paddington.

Work published in the Observer New Review, The Guardian, New Statesman, Mojo, Radio Times, Financial Times, Sunday Times Culture, Conde Nast Traveler, on and Visit Wales, contract magazines and more.

To commission me for writing projects, radio, or events, e-mail me here.

Back Catalogue


Substantial interviews for many newspapers and magazines with the following, among others:

Damon Albarn
Lily Allen
Laurie Anderson
Tony Benn
Tony Bennett
James Blunt
Shirley Collins
Tom Courtenay
Claire Danes
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Marianne Faithfull
Noel Gallagher
Guy Garvey
Ellie Goulding
Chrissie Hynde
Elton John
Paul McCartney
Helen McCrory
Louise Mensch
Paul Merton
Ed Miliband
Kylie Minogue
Helen Mirren
Roisin Murphy
Rosamund Pike
Dolly Parton
Pet Shop Boys
Robert Plant
Dan Scanlon, Pixar director
Mavis Staples
Michael Stipe
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Louis Theroux
Richard Thompson
Justin Timberlake
Mary Trump
Kerry Washington
Paul Weller
Amy Winehouse

Big features include pieces on how radio and music saved us in lockdown, the explosion of motherhood memoirs, a mammoth feature on Threads, When The Wind Blows and the Protect and Survive public information films for the New Statesman, the story of the first house music no. 1, Jack Your Body and many memoir, parenting and lifestyle features for women’s magazines.

Alongside A Life In Music, my radio work includes the BBC Radio Wales documentary Atomic: How Dr Strangelove Exploded Pop Culture; Doorstepping, a five-part Radio 4 series about what homes means to us, and science documentary The Shock (Radio 4 Pick of the Week).