Luke Bainbridge was a founding editor of the award winning Observer Music Monthly and ghostwriter of Shaun Ryder’s 2011 autobiography, the Sunday Times bestseller Twisting My Melon. He has been a music journalist since his late teens, becoming editor of Manchester’s City Life (the first magazine to cover Oasis) in his early 20s.
Over the last 20 years, Luke has interviewed almost every top musician and popstar, from Jay-Z to Paul McCartney, Pharrell Williams to Oasis. He currently writes for publications including The Observer, The Guardian and GQ, is working on two new books to be published in 2013, and a feature length documentary with the legendary producer Arthur Baker.
He is also Head of Arts and Culture for Festival No.6, voted Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2012, which is set in the magical village of Portmeirion, home of the cult 60s UK television series The Prisoner.