Born in Scotland and resident in Sydney, I’ve spent the last two decades hunting for music that defies convention and definition, turning out a slew of record labels, radio programs, zines, gigs, podcasts, blogs and more.
My areas of activity are –
Broadcasting – I’ve worked as a broadcaster for the last thirteen years, presenting programs on Double J (ABC), Sydney’s FBi Radio and FBi Click, and UK station Resonance FM. My current show Fat Planet, which originally ran on FBi Radio from 2003-2008, broadcasts nationally every Wednesday at 8pm on Double J.
Curation – My passion for innovative and experimental music has birthed a number of projects, including the award-winning New Weird Australia initiative, Wood And Wire and New Editions and currently Provenance, a record label for eclectic and experimental music. Read More.
Writing – I began writing about music as a student at the University Of Glasgow, and after moving to Australia in 2003, started the Fat Planet blog to accompany the FBi radio show, and the music / mixtape blog Discontent. Read More.
Consultancy – I currently work as a freelance consultant with a key focus on digital strategy, audience engagement and digital transformation. Clients include Sydney Opera House, Museum Of Contemporary Art, The Ethics Centre, Broken Hill Tourism and Australia Council For The Arts. I also present an ongoing series of sold-out Digital Strategy Masterclasses for The Guardian which have been presented in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Read More.
Photo by Daniel Boud for ABC Double J