After studying design at Ealing College, London, he performed as a vocalist and guitarist with a number of groups, before working as an illustrator and music journalist, securing a position as the Jamaican music consultant for British music magazine, Record Collector.
In 1990, he started working for Trojan Records and soon after joined the company on a full-time basis as its Jamaican music specialist, overseeing the label’s releases and all other aspects of its general running, a position he continues to hold.
He has also contributed work to a number of other record labels, including Castle Communications, See For Miles, Snapper Music, Westside, Vibrant, Future Noise, Secret Records, Cherry Red Records and Island Records, while maintaining his position with Trojan Records.
In addition, he has frequently worked as a consultant on a number of radio and TV programmes and in 2003 was co-author of the book, ‘Young, Gifted And Black: The Story Of Trojan Records’.
- Young, gifted and black : the story of Trojan Records / with Michael de Koningh, 2003, Sanctuary Publishing, UK, ISBN 1-86074-464-8
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