Meet The Team
STEPHEN LAWSON, EDITOR
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
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
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
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
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
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
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