Philip Watson is an experienced journalist who has written articles on a wide variety of subjects.
His in-depth features range from 9/11 to the Poker Million tournament, fathers’ rights to Chernobyl children, Miles Davis to (a film version of) James Joyce’s Ulysses, British soldiers injured in Afghanistan to the Peace One Day campaign, Martin Scorsese to Lenny Bruce.
Philip’s music pieces include interviews with Paul Weller, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, Jools Holland, Ali Farka Touré, Gil Scott-Heron and D’Angelo – as well as articles on Ray Charles, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Jan Garbarek, and such emerging stars of the new British jazz scene as Laura Jurd, Trish Clowes and Roller Trio.
Philip gained a distinction on the postgraduate journalism course at University of Wales, Cardiff and worked for a number of years at GQ, where he was deputy editor, and Esquire, where he was editor-at-large.
He has been freelance for the past decade or more, contributing articles and features to many publications in Britain, Ireland and the US, including the Guardian, Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times, Observer, Irish Times, London Evening Standard, Travel + Leisure, and music magazine The Wire.
Philip has also appeared on radio and television programmes in the UK and Ireland, including RTÉ arts review show The Works.
He is the editor of More Than A Game: GQ on Sport (Orion) and a collection of his interviews with musicians features in the anthology Invisible Jukebox (Quartet).