I am a regular keynote speaker and chair on panels at major European music and arts festivals. I also lecture on popular music and history. I do the odd spot of deejaying.
Cultural Liaison and Curator
Curator at Liverpool Sound City 2018, Hull City of Culture 2017.
Moderator, Speaker, Interviewer, Panelist
Haldern Pop Festival (DE), Moscow Music Week (RU), Liverpool Sound City (UK), Tallinn Music Week (EE), MENT Festival (SI), What’s Next in Music Festival (LT), Eurosonic / Noorderslag Festival (NL), International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Legal Bodies Conference, Leiden University (NL), Incubate Festival (NL), Grauzone Festival (NL), Welcome to the Village Festival (NL), Explore the North (NL).
Keynote interviewees include: Seymour Stein, Mary Anne Hobbs, Jah Wobble, Fred and Toody Cole, Keith Harris (manager Stevie Wonder), Martin Elbourne, Helen Sildna, Jonathan Poneman and Richard MacPhail (manager Genesis).
Tutorials and Lectures
Music Estonia Mentoring Program Volüüm (EE), Welcome To the Village Festival (NL), University of Amsterdam (NL), University of Oporto (PT), Leicester University (UK), Academie voor Popcultuur Leeuwarden (NL), The Duits Instituut, Amsterdam.