Jim Irvin

Jim Irvin, born and raised in west London, has been in the music business as a performer, songwriter, and journalist for many years. During the 1980s he fronted British indie band Furniture. In 1990, he switched to music journalism, becoming reviews editor for the long-running UK weekly Melody Maker, where he first saw and wrote about Jeff Buckley. In 1994, Jim became the founding features editor of MOJO magazine, where he contributed major pieces on, among others, R.E.M, Radiohead, Talk Talk, The Beatles, and Sandy Denny. In 1997, Jim wrote “It’s Never Over,” a piece on Jeff Buckley’s life, through which he met Dave Lory. He has also contributed to Rolling Stone, The Times, and The Guardian. In 2001, Irvin left the MOJO staff (though he continues to write regularly for the magazine) to return to music creation, becoming a songwriter and producer. He has written with Lana Del Rey, Lissie, David Guetta, Nothing but Thieves, Simple Plan, Gavin DeGraw, and many other artists. He lives in Hove, England, with his partner, Sally, and their son.

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