Sylvia Patterson - Author and Journalist

Sylvia Patterson has been a music journalist for 30 years. How preposterous. She’s worked for the spectrum of the British music press, including Smash Hits, NME, The Face, Q and The Word. Since writing her “memoir” I’m Not With The Band (June, 2016) she’s inadvertently become The Grim Reaper of Music Journalism. “We’re like gas-lamp lighters in the era of electricity,” she’s been known to weep, ruefully. She lives, very frugally, in London.