Ben Marshall is a journalist and writer. He began writing in his late teens for Melody Maker, interviewing and reviewing bands. He in the mid 1990’s he moved to Loaded magazine first as a feature writer and then as associate editor and author of the award winning Dice Man pieces.
He left Loaded to join GQ as Hollywood editor interviewing US actors, celebrities and sport personalities. After leaving GQ he briefly worked as a program editor at the digital TV Channel Switch 2.
Following his brief brush with TV he returned to print journalism helping to found , edit and then write for Golf Punk Magazine. Later he was appointed Deputy Editor of Sony Magazine where he specialised in commissioning interviews and began writing about technology. Throughout this time he did ‘The Ben Marshall Meets’ column for Uncut magazine, where he specialised in asking famous people cheeky questions
Ben has also worked for The Guardian, The Evening Standard, Marie Claire, Red, Rolling Stone, Men's Health and Sussex Style, where he does a health and fitness column.
Last year Ben completed the first official biography of sixties and seventies rock n roll legends, The Who. He is presently working on a social history of training shoes (which will take in everyone from Japanese sneaker freaks to mods and football hooligans) and is researching a book into the murder of Meredith Kercher.
Ben lives in Brighton with his wife Janine