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Siôn Smith is a writer/songwriter and podcaster who has an appetite for stringing subjects together often using nothing but blu-tack and spit. He doesn’t like writing in the third person so I’m not going to do it anymore.

I’m probably best known (if at all) for my books - Black Dye White Noise, The Language of Thieves & Vagabonds, The Day The Sky Fell Down, Cities of the Dead, The Family Of Noise and Scenes From The Coffee House - which you can find at my Bad Hare book-store.

I’ve also got a track record as a magazine editor of over 17 years (Skin Deep tattoo magazine for 12 years/Burn music magazine for 5. Once upon a time, smart people at CNN, BBC and SKY called on me to comment on things.

Let’s have some of that in numbers: I’ve written over 500 articles, edited/published over 200 magazines, written well over 1000 ‘incidental things’, been on TV/radio a dozen times, written 16 books and interviewed more people than I can actually remember but a ballpark figure would be at least 500.

I write longhand with a Waterman and songs with a Gretsch Black Falcon acoustic. I was once described as 'Byronesque' which may be the nicest thing anybody ever said about me.

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