Hello, my name is Daniel Ross and I am a music journalist and writer. You can see examples of my work here and contact me here. My first novel, ‘Bobby Denise is Reigning Rampant’, is open for pledges on Unbound.
Photo: Emily Ross
Currently, I’m the Managing Editor of ClassicFM.com, the world’s biggest classical music website. I’m also the co-author of a book called ‘Charting The Classics: Classical Music in Diagrams’, which came out in August 2014 via Elliott & Thompson. My first book as solo author, ‘Classic FM Handy Guides: Video Game Music’, was published in January 2015. Three more composer biographies (Rachmaninov, Handel and Tchaikovsky) are due for release in 2017.
I was a staff writer for The Fly (RIP) and my reviews, features, interviews and news have appeared in The Quietus, BBC.co.uk/music (RIP), Rolling Stone Middle East, Sabotage Times, The Evening Standard, Smoke: A London Peculiar and more.
An article I wrote for The Quietus on Queen’s soundtrack to Flash Gordon is due to be published in ‘The Mammoth Book of Freddie Mercury & Queen’, which is forthcoming via Robinson Publishing.
I was also a music researcher for BBC Radio 4’s Something Understood and transcribed music for the end pages of David Almond’s book, ‘Ella Grey’. My first stab at a short story was published in the F(r)iction literary journal in 2015. I expanded it into a novel called ‘Bobby Denise is Reigning Rampant’, and it’s now open for pledges on Unbound.
I live in Peckham, South East London.