Rhodri Marsden

I'm a writer, musician and human being. Over the years I've had regular columns in a bunch of publications including The Independent, The Observer Music Monthly, Radio Times, Prog, Olive and Shortlist. I've also written an alarming number of features for that lot (and others, including The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC Good Food, High Life, Cosmopolitan and the New Statesman) about things like crumpets, drum machines, thrifty shopping, hair loss and home made perfume.

I wrote a book called A Very British Christmas, about the unusual ways my countryfolk choose to celebrate the festive season. I did another one called The Next Big Thing, which is a history of things that seemed like a good idea at the time, curated one about crap dates and came up with the idea of captioning abandoned furniture with drunken wailing. I speak in front of audiences from time to time about music, earthquakes and lost love, and sometimes go on the radio to talk about matters technological and apolitical.

I’ve lost count of the number of bands I've been in, but these days I'm playing with Scritti Politti, Prescott, The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra, Lost Crowns, the reformed Microdisney, and everyone's favourite TV theme tune tribute band, Dream Themes. I also do music production work for an unusual range of clients including Lush Cosmetics' record label (ECC) and a former Big Brother contestant.

If you’d like to contact me, I'm on Twitter quite a lot. Or just send me an email.