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Gareth Thomas

ArtForm: Workshop Panellist

Gareth Thomas landed his first job in journalism in France, broadcasting stories on the latest European news as part of the English team at Euronews, a 24-hour news channel based in Lyons.

Returning to this country he worked as a news journalist in Norwich for both the BBC and ITV before being made news editor at KLFM Radio in King’s Lynn. While there he broke the story of Tony Martin, a local framer who killed a young man attempting to burgle his property.

After three years working in radio, Gareth moved to London where he wrote for music magazines Echoes and Fono before being taken on by music industry magazine Billboard as news editor. He was promoted to music editor a year later.
Going freelance in 2003 Gareth worked on the music desk at What’s On In London and has subsequently written – often under pseudonyms – for a range of music and media titles including Q, The Daily Mirror, Media Week, Kerrang, Campaign, The Sun, IQ, Impact, M, Music Week and The Londoner. He also writes restaurant and venue reviews for Viewlondon and South London Press.

As a news and then a music journalist he has interviewed a whole range of people from Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Alistair Darling to Norah Jones, Paolo Nutini, Damon Albarn, Noel Gallagher and Carla Bruni.

He has also managed bands and occasionally performs in his own right.

Gareth is on the Voting Academy for the Brit Awards and on the judging panel for the UK Festival Awards.

Biog as provided for City Showcase in 2012

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City Showcase: Rising 27 January 2012
Friday 27.01.2012
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