I’m DAVID SMYTH, a freelance writer and teacher of writing skills. I met umpteen superstars and ruined my hearing as the music critic of the London Evening Standard between 2002 and 2024, where my work regularly appeared HERE.

I could write something for you if you’d like to CONTACT ME.

As a music consultant I have provided bespoke soundtracks for Dunhill and Mulberry stores, working with Music Concierge.

This site is an extensive archive of my writing. In most cases the articles here are my own pre-edited versions and not necessarily the exact published text. My selected highlights are HERE, my interviews are HERE and my reviews are HERE