is a freelance writer living in Wellington with his wife Katy and son Oscar. He is the Dominion Post’s popular music critic and writes a daily music blog at stuff. co.nz with reviews of music, books, TV and film. He is the author of the book On Song: Stories Behind New Zealand’s Pop Classics. He provides comment on a range of music and pop-culture subjects across print, online, radio and TV. He has performed poetry with Sam Hunt and has made a living as, variously, a musician, poet and dreamer.