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  • Barney Hoskyns Editorial Director
    A writer and editor for over 30 years, RBP co-founder Hoskyns is also the author of many books, including Across the Great Divide: The Band and America, Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons, the Tom Waits biography Lowside of the Road and Trampled Under Foot, an oral history of Led Zeppelin. A former U.S. correspondent for MOJO, Hoskyns has contributed to Vogue, GQ, Rolling Stone, Spin, Harper's Bazaar, Uncut and many other titles.

  • Mark Pringle Chief Archivist and Production Director
    RBP co-founder Pringle has a chequered past including a stint as a musician with mid-'80s retro soul outfit Hot House; graphic designer; portrait photographer. In 2003 he curated Yes Yes Y'all, an exhibition about the first decade of hip hop ('72-'83) and, these days, when he's not covered in 50-year-old newsprint (it never dries) he now plays Free Rock™ with drummer pal Tom Fenner.

  • Martin Colyer Art Director
    RBP co-founder Colyer is currently Design Director of Reader's Digest Magazine in the UK. He has worked in magazines from hot metal to PDF/X-4 for the likes of Radio Times, The Listener, The Observer and The Sunday Times Magazine. He also helped launch the architecture magazine Blueprint. He is on the Editorial Board of the Association of Illustrators and author of the book Commissioning Illustration. He writes for the image magazineVaroom! and recently won a Parliamentary Jazz Award for his work on Goin' Home: The Uncompromising Life & Music of Ken Colyer, a large-scale biography of his uncle. His offbeat take on music in his life is at fivethingsseenandheard.com. He likes broken guitars, outré scents, Bob Dylan's boots and the writing of Joan Didion.

  • Tony Keys Non-Executive Director
    Keys spent his working career in the city, latterly as finance director of a number of specialist insurance businesses. Music has, however, always been a vital passion, from playing piano in R & B and jazz outfits at university and shortly after, to the now more passive pleasure of listening to the music of the '60s and '70s.

  • Paul Kelly Global Sales Manager
    Academic publisher and sales consultant Kelly has worked with – amongst other major academic publishing organisations – Oxford University Press, Credo Reference and JISC Collections. An avid music collector, he has a passion for weird and wonderful music from around the globe and a "healthy" obsession with Pink Floyd.  Spare time is spent climbing cliffs and mountains or during rainy days still desperately learning to play that guitar.

  • Kate Allen Editorial Assistant
    Allen graduated from the University of Reading in 2012 with a First Class degree in English. She has written for MOJO, Uncut, Idol, The Fly and other publications, and previously worked as an Editorial Assistant for Record Of The Day.

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