Check out the faces behind the world of Vinyl Chapters below. Under the guidance of Editor Jamie Parmenter, our team of music lovers and vinyl enthusiasts aim to bring you the best news, reviews, features, and stories to keep you entertained.
Vinyl Chapters Team
Jamie Parmenter – Editor and Founder
Editor and Founder of Vinyl Chapters. Jamie wanted to find something that could combine his passions for photography, music, and stories – Vinyl Chapters was the perfect solution. He realised his love of vinyl records could bring everything together, and also help unite people through music and album art. Building up the platform to what it is today the website includes vinyl photos and stories as well as music reviews, news, features, and anything else based around music and vinyl.
Michael Sumsion – Contributor
A long-standing member of the team, Michael Sumsion brings his passion for music together with a keen eye for finding great, new artists. A jazz-loving English teacher and a vinyl aficionado. Michael has produced some epic work for the website including in-depth reviews and fascinating features. Everyone looks forward to his yearly vinyl compilation and reissue roundups.
Laura Bevan – Contributor
Laura is another long-standing member of the team with her love of music coming through in every review she writes. Laura is passionate about the hidden meanings behind the music and has also interviewed artists, gaining impressive insights from the artists she’s talked to. An aspiring journalist with a gift for words.
Imogen Lawlor – Contributor
A lover of hip-hop and beyond, Imogen has a keen ear for a strong album and is not afraid to speak her mind. Her writing style allows her to really delve into an album’s underbelly and get to know exactly what the music is all about. A true lover of music and everything that can be unravelled from it.
Zoë Andrea-Lykourgou – Contributor
Zoe brings that eclectic taste to the team and always likes to discover new music. Willing to cover anything thrown at her, she’s also dabbled in some great interviews for the website. An aspiring broadcast journalist with a degree in Japanese. Also a hobby pianist and singer. One to watch out for!
Matthew Wand – Contributor
Bass playing lover of vinyl records in all off their wax-laden glory. A generation X kid who has a deep love of 90s rock and beyond. Writes some compelling pieces for the website, discussing some of his favourite music as well as album anniversary pieces that always go down well.
Aleksha McLouglin – Contributor
The metal fan of the team, but also able to write on a plethora of different genres. Really gets into the nitty-gritty of the music and able to build a compelling view of an album. Also loves to talk music and interview bands/artists on occasion.
Caillou Pettis – Contributor
Caillou has been an avid music lover ever since his youth. Growing up, music of various different genres has always been a major part of his life and continues to influence who he is as a person on a daily basis. For him, discovering new music is always a delight.
Andrew Hartley – Contributor
Loves to chat about his passions, with music being one of them. An aspiring member of the Vinyl Chapters team who’s grown with every piece written. Also a lover of travel and sport – at the time of writing lockdown is stopping both these things!