Meet Team RAM

From all over the UK, us oddly put together, but extremely friendly group come together to celebrate all types of Rock and Metal music!

We welcome all Rock and Metal music tastes, and are always looking to expand on what we are currently covering. Click here to Join the Team!

  • Victoria Purcell

    Editor of RAMzine - Creator of content - Chaser of Dreams. Lover of Cats, Metal, and good ol Classic Rock. \m/
  • Ash Crowson

    Guitarist, photographer, geek, gamer, full on metalhead and allround barfly, if i'm not at work, a gig or studying for my degree, you'll find me at the bar! A fascination with second world war history and military aviation. All with a very dry humour to round me off!
  • Marcus L

    Writer and sub-editor. Music fan with not enough time. Loves Megadeth, Porcupine Tree, Textures, and ZOAX. Join me on Twitter @infernal_wisdom
  • Neale McGeever

    Contributing Editor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and!
  • Sean Rafferty

    A metalhead residing the birthplace of metal - Birmingham!
  • Paul H Birch

    RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.
  • Adam Hemmings

    Point, click, type, repeat.
  • Alex Reeves

    By day I write for a magazine website about the wild and debauched advertising industry; by night I write about the comparatively well-behaved rock scene. I never grew out of my emo phase.
  • Alex Spain

    Hello, my name is Alex! I am a musician with a music business degree which has given me the opportunity to study and enjoy all styles of music. I like to ride motorbikes and I am currently working on a solo album. Please feel free to leave comments on any of my reviews if you either agree or disagree. Thanks. Alex
  • Andrew Dowling

    Hello RAMzine Readers, just wanted to tell all of you a little about myself. Music has always been part of me I grew up in house full of rock music, learnt to play the guitar and studied music business at degree.
  • Brian Kiernan

    Singer, photographer, writer...and those are the most realistic ambitions I have!!! A crime scene photographer in a previous life so music photography seemed the logical choice!!!
  • Carl Robert Chatwin

    Straight Outta Birmingham bleeding Rock & Metal, Independent Radio Presenter for 107.5 Switch Radio & the TBFM Network, Sci-Fi Bod, Sports lover & Guinness Appreciator.
  • Christopher James Ryan

    Hello, My name is Chris Ryan I'm 23 and i am a photographer/Reviewer. I love going to gigs ride my motorbike, drink booze, game and of course take photographs. If you come to gigs you'll probably see me in the press pit being a nut job or sipping alcohol while writing up notes \m/
  • Claudia Mancino

    Rock 'n roll has always played a big role in my life, since I was trapped in that small town in the South of Italy... Lucky enough to have met and partied up with some of my favourite rockstars throughout the last years in London.I now write about them too, crazy uh? Contributing to some of the main rock and metal magazines is not only a passion, it's much more than that! My biggest aspiration is to work in the music industry as a PR or doing marketing. Animals and girly stuff lover. For those about to rock we salute you!
  • Dale Unsworth

    Self-proclaimed journalist, Progressive rock enthusiast and the most American sounding person you're ever likely to meet in the North of England
  • Danielle Crocker

    Hi I'm Danielle I'm a budding reviewer of live and recorded music specialising in rock and metal from the South West of England. Enjoy!
  • Gary Frost

    Gary Frost’s passion for music started early in life, taking school friends home to hear the delights of The Kinks’ single ‘I’m An Apeman’ and when they grew out of short trousers later turning them onto Bowie, Genesis and Led Zeppelin. He continues to express his views on contemporary bands, from Coldplay to Rival Sons and strategic points in between.
  • Jens Nepper

    Born and raised in Denmark, currently living in Norway, and hopelessly addicted to coffee and Black Sabbath.
  • Jessica Beth

    Teenage music lover, singer and pianist who has a passion for rock music. YouTube, anime and art are some of my favourite things and when all mixed together they make a tall awkward pale girl who spends too much time trying to perfect her eyeliner.
  • Julian Burnan

    Jules. Rock n Roll is a way of life. I like Batman. "I have a knack for perceiving things, I can see how it sounds and feel how it sings"
  • Kris Olle

    Photographer, Musician, Scientist and Entrepreneur. Deeply in love with rock music and guitar riffs. Grown up on Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Scorpions, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.
  • Laura Phillips

    Digital marketer by day, rocker and word scribbler by night. Cramming in as many rock & metal gigs as possible, and writing about the best ones. Hoping to get paid for it one day.
  • Lauren Garlinge

    English degree student. Lover of all things rock and metal, gigs, festivals, cats and tea!
  • Laurence Todd

    Took early retirement after many years as a teacher in order to write books as well as about music. A long-time music obsessive, has wide and eclectic tastes but particularly likes prog rock and rock in general. Enjoys going to gigs and discovering new acts.
  • Lewis Maclean

    Lewis has been writing since he was a 12 yr old love crushed poet , turned whiney 15 yr old singer songwriter teenager turned sardonic, disillusioned 30 something failed writer. He strives to cross new musical genres to find new acts to ridicule or propel to the attention of the gods of rock. Usually this ritual manifests itself via an approx 300-500 word rant on paper, often depicting his own thinly veiled suppressed and frustrated musical ambitions in the form of bitter journalistic narrative. Lewis also likes dogs, comics, seafood and dirt cheap package holidays. Lewis considers himself one of the 99 percent.
  • Lindsey Gray

    A Geordie lass with a love for Jeffrey Campbell’s, Japanese rock bands and all things anime. I am pretty much made up of 50% pasta, 30% rum and 20% glitter and rock ‘n roll. Otters will rule the world one day.
  • Lisa Billingham

    Lisa is a RAMzine photographer but also loves to interview and very occasionally review when she doesn't have two cameras in her hands. Lisa owns Billibee Creative with her husband Rob (also a RAMzine reviewer / interviewer)
  • Luke Milne

    London-based music junkie Luke Milne has worked in the journalism industry for a number of years, having been fortunate enough to have been closely exposed to a broad range of musical influences in his early youth. Though he picked up a guitar in his early teens, Luke found his real passion lay in observing and inderstanding the culture, history and social buzz that surrounds the rock and roll lifestyle. Also, he couldn't play triplets to save his life.
  • Mike James Rock Show

    Hi Mike here i'm the guy behind Mike James Rock Show a weekly global syndicated radio show at the cutting edge of new Rock/Metal with lots of interviews and silly banter in between, I also podcast and DJ at a popular club night in my home town of Exeter deep in the shire, You can find out more of what goes on over at
  • Milly Youngman

    'Grown up' emo kid and pop punk lover (with plenty of everything else in the mix too). Life and style blogger at and former arts writer and editor.
  • Natalie Conway

    Absolute Rock demon hiding under the guise of respectable Mummy / PR. When I'm not playing air guitar whilst cleaning with my two toddlers, I tend to be working in Rock / Metal PR. I've recently discovered the love of interviewing and it's something I'm determined to get better at!
  • Neil Mach

    RAMzine Senior Writer - With a career spanning 30 years author / journalist Neil Mach is an expert on the music business and is a reliable guide. He especially loves heavy metal, prog & blues.
  • Pagan Hel

    RAMzine Senior Writer - Although my fingers don't play frets they write with enthusiasm for metal!!!!!!
  • Reg Richardson

    As a teenager at the end of the 1960's I was listening to Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Hawkwind, Mountain and Grand Funk Railroad amongst a long list of other rock bands. My first foray into band photography was Hawkwind, 1972-ish at Liverpool Stadium.
  • Rich Broome

    I have blue eyes and like long walks along the beach... I'm an autodidactic freelance music photographer who likes writes reviews on the side! Feel free to leave any comments on my reviews! I'm into a wide range of music and love comedies like Spaced and Black Books. I have worked on P&O Cruises as a photographer and lab technician, which was a great way to travel!
  • Robert Billingham

    My wife Lisa and I have our own photographiy/video company and I manage the studio we have now set up. Normally working as a couple I tend to be the review part of the team, occasionally treating my Canon to an outing when needed. I believe in being honest, fair and constructive - we owe it to all those who perform for our entertainment.! Thanks for having me, Team RAMzine.
  • Sam Rohde

    University of Portsmouth graduate, wannabe rockstar and punk rock enthusiast. I come from a small town in West London and like hanging out in London, especially places with a bit of quirk and character. I enjoy catching gigs - anything from an arena headliner, to a small intimate show or acoustic set. I am a busy and creative person and love to be out and about and meet new people.
  • Sean Lewis

    General noise enthusiast and second-rate Lester Bangs wannabe.
  • Sophie Colvin

    I'm Sophie, a music loving festival junkie! Love a bit of genre variety in my playlist. Predominantly photo, sometimes review, always on the hunt for up and coming bands.
  • Sophie Maughan

    Friendly northerner known to get a bit rowdy after a few vodka diet cokes. Heavy metal is my only religion. Freelance contributor @ Metal Hammer. Lacuna Coil superfan. I yearn for the day where I can sack off the 9-5 monotony and wax lyrical about bands all day long.
  • Sophie Nicholas

    Over enthusiastic music lover!
  • Stephen stanford

    Freelance Journalist. Music reviewer. Quavers aficionado. Spent several years playing in bands and touring, and now enjoying discovering new music. Would achieve a lot more if it wasn`t for my Xbox.
  • Stuart Iversen

    With a Masters in Journalism and a love of all things heavy, I am basically spending my life trying to find work to fund my music habit, the more the two overlap the better.
  • Stuart Brenton

    I am a west yorkshire based rock lover. I first fell in love with rock music at the age of 7 when my uncle played me Dookie in its entirety. It blew my tiny mind. Music is my passion and the heavier the better. I love to write about music and can usually be found at gigs around the Leeds area.
  • Victoria Bundy

    Hey I’m Victoria- a Fine Art graduate with big love for live music, photography and all things creative. You’ll mostly find me running around somewhere in front of the stage with a camera in hand.


  1. Hey Ram!

    My name is Martin and I come from a small recordcompany in sweden with a few fantastic rock and metal bands!

    We would like to send some of your reviewers and Victoria Purcell a promo-pack of our artists, but I can’t seem to find your emails and mailadresses anywhere.

    Is it possible for me to get them?

    Best regards

    Martin Jönsson
    Attitude Recordings

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