About me

Hello, my name is Daniel Ross and I am a music journalist and author. You can see examples of my work here and contact me here. I’m represented by the Robert Lecker Agency.

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Until October 2018, I was the Digital Managing Editor for Classic FM (including the world’s biggest classical music website and its related digital platforms) and Smooth Radio. After leaving Classic FM and Smooth Radio, my wife and I moved to Bristol to open an independent book shop, Storysmith.

My first novel, ‘Bobby Denise is Reigning Rampant’, isĀ being published in February 2019 by Unbound. I’m also the co-author of a book called ‘Charting The Classics: Classical Music in Diagrams’ and the author of ‘Classic FM Handy Guides: Video Game Music’ (both via Elliott & Thompson).

As of 2018, I’m in the writing and research stages of a book about Queen for Backbeat Books.

As part of my freelance side-hustle, 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, 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 musical notation for the endpages of David Almond’s ‘Ella Grey’.

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