Based in Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife and children, Chris Philpott has a background in music and television, having worked full time in programming roles in both industries, as well as playing bass and singing in a plethora of semi-successful cover bands.

In 2007, Chris started writing music reviews for Ian Wishart’s Investigate Magazine, and features for Whangarei’s Scene Magazine, before taking a role as television columnist at Stuff.co.nz, and later NZHerald.co.nz. His written work has appeared in the Whangarei Leader, the Northern Advocate, the Christchurch Press and The Spinoff, in addition to Investigate, Scene, Stuff and the NZ Herald, and Chris has appeared on RadioLive and Kiwi FM.

Chris now works full time in television, writes part time on a range of subjects, and plays music part time with his wife Rhianon.

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