Living and writing in Merseyside, Kevin Sampson started writing for music publications NME and Sounds while still in school. He continued as a freelance writer, contributing to The Face, The Observer, Arena and Jamming, specialising in music and youth/street culture as his subjects. These interests are reflected in much of his published work as a novelist. His writings on music took him into a job at Channel Four TV, initially working on seminal pop show The Tube before setting up his own production company Kinesis Films. Kinesis made the first-ever Ibiza documentary, A SHORT FILM ABOUT CHILLING as well as many other guerilla-style films and documentaries. With a promising future as a writer-director ahead, Kevin made the bizarre decision to manage a rock group. For five years, from 1990 to 1995, he was at the helm while Liverpool indie-ravers The Farm travelled the world with such hits as GROOVY TRAIN and ALL TOGETHER NOW. It was only after the band folded for good in 1996 that Kevin returned to his first love, writing. He is currently working on a new novel for Cape, and adapting his gangland classic OUTLAWS for television.
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Workshops for Writing On the Wall
Caldy Grammar School
Over 200 readings at festivals, tours, bookstores.
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