Course Leader, Music Marketing, Media & Communication & Music Journalism
John had long associations as a music writer with NME, The Face, Mojo, Word, Radio Times and MixMag. He currently works for Electronic Sound and is writing a book about the Liverpool punk scene. He worked at BBC Television as a Producer and was Music Consultant on many programmes- among them documentaries on the Beach Boys and The Carpenters. He was Programme Consultant on C4’s acclaimed John Lennon Night.
John also worked as a Press Officer and won industry awards creating campaigns for Network Records- working with Detroit Techno heroes, Inner City and rave chart stars Altern 8. He is a former Hacienda DJ having been a resident for 5 years in the club’s Gay Traitor bar. John is currently working on a set of sleeve notes to accompany a major New Order rerelease campaign and research papers on Journalism in dance culture and the Situationist thread in popular music. He has led, lectured on and created music, Journalism and media-based academic courses at Liverpool John Moores, Leeds College Of Music, Salford University, Edge Hill University, Staffordshire University, Leeds Trinity, Huddersfield University, News Associates and School of Sound Recording in Manchester.