Meet The Team


STEPHEN LAWSON, EDITOR

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Biography: Raised by wolves in the Scottish highlands, The Long Arm Of The Lawson enjoys seafood, kicking the shit out of people in TG´s basement, and the comedy of Will Ferrell…


Favourite Guitarist/Band: Paul Gilbert / Black Lace


CLAIRE DAVIES, DEPUTY EDITOR

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Biography: Sang in the school choir until she got kicked out at 16. Obsessed with AC/DC. Bakes a mean cupcake.


Favourite Guitarist/Band: Angus Young / AC/DC


LUCY RICE, PRODUCTION EDITOR

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Biography: Born and bred on the Isle Of Wight, the Ricenator is TG´s resident grammar tyrant, loves Kate Bush and spellchecking, and hates mushrooms and missed deadlines.


Favourite Guitarist/Band: Brian Setzer / Alkaline Trio


CHRIS BIRD, MUSIC EDITOR

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Biography: As the self-confessed "most boring person on TG", Chris is regularly found listening to music using just his eyes and some dots on a page. Bizarrely he really enjoys this.


Favourite Guitarist/Band: Jeff Buckley / Pearl Jam


STUART WILLIAMS, REVIEWS EDITOR

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Biography: Raised in the shire on a diet of pasties, Stuart loves wooden things with strings on them. He also enjoys hitting stuff (drums mainly) with sticks and recording the results.


Favourite Guitarist/Band: Tom Morello / Streetlight Manifesto

MATT PARKER, STAFF WRITER


Biography: A gift to photographers everywhere, Matt has written for a variety websites and is now tasked with sorting the news for the TG magazine and website.

Favourite Guitarist/Band: Jack White / The Beach Boys

GRAHAM DALZELL, SENIOR ART EDITOR

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Biography: Design guru Graham also dabbles in a bit of fretless bass playing with his band Furlined, and loves a bit of post post post punk.


Favourite Guitarist/Band: Nick Drake / Steely Dan


JOHN BLACKSHAW, DEPUTY ART EDITOR

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Biography: As well as being capable of producing lightning with his fingers, Blackshaw is a film and UFC nut and wishes he lived in the 80s.


Favourite Guitarist/Band: Zakk Wylde / Mötley Crüe