John Masouri is a journalist, reviewer, contributor and author for reggae music and several of its musical off-shoots including dub, roots and dancehall.
In 2008 he completed an in-depth, authorised biography of Bob Marley and the Wailers called Wailing Blues: The Story of Bob Marley's Wailers for Omnibus Press, which was published in March 2008. His latest book is a biography of Peter Tosh, scheduled for release in 2011.
The bulk of his writing has been for Echoes, for which he has written full-length reggae features, plus single and album reviews on the genre's most newsworthy artists and producers.
In addition, he has contributed to several radio and television documentaries commissioned by the BBC (The Story Of Jamaican Music, and Blood And Fire), Channel 4, and the BBC World Service.