John currently teaches Journalism, Cultural Studies and Music Production at Salford University and BIMM Manchester. He has also taught at Leeds College Of Music, Huddersfield University, Edge Hill, Staffordshire and John Moores and has guest lectured at many other exotic academic locations.
There have been long associations with NME, The Face, Mojo, Word, Radio Times and Mixmag. He also worked at BBC Television as a Producer and Music Consultant on many music programmes- among them documentaries on the Beach Boys and The Carpenters- and was Programme Consultant on C4’s John Lennon night.
John is a former Hacienda DJ- having been resident for 5 years in the Gay Traitor bar. He is currently working on a set of sleeve notes to accompany a major New Order re-release campaign and research papers on Journalism in dance culture and the Situationist thread in pop- this using a major personal collection of documents and ephemera which is now part of John Moores University’s Arts archive.