Mykaell Riley - Head of Music Production & Director, Centre For Black Music Research UK, University of Westminster

Mykaell Riley began his career as a performer with pioneering Reggae outfit Steel Pulse before moving on to found the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.

He has been a professional writer/producer/arranger for the last fifteen years, producing music for TV and film and over thirty albums and has worked for artists such as Soul II Soul, Courtney Pine, Baba Maal, and a host of others.

A Senior Lecturer in Music Production at the University of Westminster, Mykaell is also Senior Trustee for the Black Music Education Trust, a new initiative borne out of the need to document the history of black music.