Rhodri Marsden is a writer and musician based in London.
Marsden is known for his sense of humour, producing offbeat, tongue in cheek articles and books that include Guitarists Wanted, where he auditioned with bands he never intended joining, and a book of abandoned furniture captioned with drunken wailing.
He has also written for the Radio Times, the Independent, the Observer and Shortlist on a range of subjects such as crumpets, drum machines, thrifty shopping, string, pleasures and irritants.
Marsden, who has played in many bands (including The Keatons who supported Blur on their first UK tour) currently plays for Scritti Politti, Prescott and a TV theme tune band – Dream Themes. He also works in music production.
In 2007 he worked on a DIY music project called “The Schema” – an attempt to get a single written, recorded, released and promoted on the internet in the space of a month. The accompanying video, directed by Alex de Campi and featuring Marysia Kay, was a hit on YouTube, but the single sold poorly.
As well as writing and making music Marsden gives talks and lectures about music, earthquakes and lost love.
Rhodri Marsden is the proud winner of the Under-10s Piano prize at the 1980 Watford Music festival.
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