Bee grew up in England but is now based in Bangkok. He left school at 16 to form the Danse Society with Steve Rawlings.
He moved down to London to join a band which became Panache. During his time in London as well as hanging out in clubs, he also did the door at London’s first fetish club SKIN2 . When Panache became ‘big in Japan’ he spent a lot of time there doing tours and recording.
After Panache he worked on his first solo project and went into the studio with artists like Bill Nelson and Blancmange. Bee also hooked up with Psychic TV and later teamed up with the remnants of Southern Death Cult to form Getting the Fear. He would later emerge with his own indie outfit, Into A Circle.
At the start of the nineties he had a brief stint in NYC then moved to Asia permanently and settled in Bangkok.
After a couple of crazy years travelling around the country, picking up both good and bad habits, he went back to music but this time as a radio DJ. For over seven years, Bee produced and presented his ‘In the Hive’ radio show on Bangkok’s leading international radio station and interviewed artists like Radiohead, Bjork and The Manic Street Preachers, he also wrote a music column in The Nation newspaper. In 2003 he formed Thailand’s first electroclash band, Futon, and did gigs all over the world from Vietnam to Dublin, Tokyo to Berlin. For his next band Goo he went back to doing the lead vocals.
Bee also worked for five years as the editor of a lifestyle magazine in Bangkok for the Bed Supperclub group.
After Bed Supperclub closed its doors for the last time in 2013, He spent a year managing publishing projects at The Andrew Biggs Academy and then began working on freelance writing projects for companies like the Beat Hotel, Apex Profound Beauty and Bangkok Liposuction.
At the beginning of 2015 he left Bangkok, headed west and spent his time hopping between London and New York, reacquainting himeself with both cities.
A year later, he set up his own copywrighting company www.wordsmith.company
He’s still working on High on Platforms, it’s a long book!
Bee’s first literary venture was writing song lyrics for his first band when he was 13 years old. Since then he’s written features in magazines, interviews, music columns, news headlines for a TV station. He was also executive editor of Bed Sheets Magazine for five years. He now has his own company, Wordsmith.
His short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies. Bee is currently working on his first novel, High on Platforms. (Scroll down to the end of this page to hear Bee reading extracts.)
High on Platforms
Kes goes through the looking glass with bunch of Thai Ladyboys.
From the ecstatic soul searching of Into A Circle to the frivolous irreverence of Futon.
BED SHEETS MAGAZINE was a bi-monthly lifestyle Magazine Published by the BED SUPPERCLUB group in Bangkok. In the five years that Bee held the reigns as executive editor he was responsible for planning all aspects of content and material including creating new features/sections, writing copy, sourcing and coordinating freelance writers, copy editing all material. As well as A-list Thai celebs like Woody Milintachinda and Tata Young, he also interviewed artists such as Miss Kittin, Boy George, Goldie, X Japan, Miyavi and wait for it ….Banarama !
From interviews with popstars to articles on alternative health… newspapers, magazine, online. To see more visit: www.wordsmith.company
Fran and Wayne were both missing Bangkok but as the whiskey and rohypnol kicked in, the jagged edges softened and a fuzzy logic took over. READ>>
In a dreary hospital room the gaunt body of a leukaemia patient is hooked up to multitude of medical machines he’s also plugged into a toaster, fax machine and vacuum cleaner. READ>>
Scroll down to the end of this page to hear Bee reading both stories.
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