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About Miles Caston

Based: Norfolk
Since graduating in 2012 with a First Class Honours degree in BA Music Journalism & Broadcasting, Miles has embarked on a number of different ventures:

Employed as a journalist and blogger for LIVE Global – a Norwich-based media company which aimed to revolutionise the way students across the UK accessed and utilised online education and entertainment. *Portfolio available on request.*

Work placement with Norwich Evening News/Eastern Daily Press newspapers. Working alongside the house team of reporters, Miles conducted interviews, vox-pops and research, with multiple articles published in these papers and their supplements. *Details and evidence on request.

Successfully completed the Primary Experience Programme (PEP). The PEP offers the chance to spend 10 days getting first-hand insight into primary school teaching.

Continues to rehearse, record and perform with his band, Sweet Transistor. Currently plenty of availability for bookings and gigs – get in touch. Find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Transistor/63280558801?ref=ts&fref=ts
During his time at university, Miles gained significant experience in a number of media channels. He continues to develop his skills:

As a writer, Miles has developed his own profile on London Progressive Journal (LPJ), where he has been published multiple times. View Miles’ profile here: http://londonprogressivejournal.com/user/view/1136

Miles has his own blog, showcasing much of his best work. Visit http://milescaston.wordpress.com/
Miles is currently searching for any writing opportunities, covering all topics and for all audiences. Contact Miles via email address below.

In radio, Miles has been a co-presenter and researcher for Staffordshire University’s One Media Radio and City College Norwich’s CCN Live stations. He has been a part of both live and pre-recorded shows, which have focused on topics ranging from chart hits to local, regional and national news stories. As well shows entitled ‘Midweek Musings’, ‘The Genre Show’ and ‘The Lunchtime Show’, Miles was part of a comedy duo, ‘Pam and June’. These two rambunctious characters graced One Media Radio’s airwaves on a weekly basis.

Miles is a keen photographer, with working knowledge of SLR cameras and Adobe Photoshop.

Miles’ first love is music, and is a rock ‘n’ roller at heart. He plays his drums daily, and is inspired by John Bonham, Dave Grohl, Chad Smith, Steve Jordan, Charlie Watts, Matt Sorum and Matt Cameron, amongst others.

Recently bitten by the travel bug, Miles now aims to utilise his journalism skills as a travel writer. Any fellow writers keen to travel in a pair, contact Miles now.

Miles takes inspiration from: Billy Connolly, Henry Rollins, George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Dave Grohl, and Henry David Thoreau.

Favourite quote: “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” (Thoreau – Walden)

For questions, queries, comments and work opportunities, email: m.caston@hotmail.co.uk

Articles Written

the sound of revolution

by Miles Caston

Wed 17th Apr 2013
In this seemingly unsafe world, wouldn’t it be refreshing, revitalising and more hopefully, revolutionary, for music to act as a pre-action to the threats of war, terrorism and scandal asked Miles Caston... [read more]

Football: Pay over pride?

by Miles Caston

Thu 30th Aug 2012
Miles Caston asks whether contemporary football is all about money... [read more]

Isle of Wight Festival – an alternative perspective – June 2012

by Miles Caston

Fri 13th Jul 2012
Miles Caston describes the highlights of this year’s Isle of Wight festival and suggests a ‘greener’ way to enjoy music festivals... [read more]
 

Alternative living, not just a green gap year

by Miles Caston

Sun 13th May 2012
Miles Caston explores an alternative 'Gap Year' idea for those wanting to differ from the norm. WWOOF lets you contribute to a local community abroad and help the environment through maintaining sustainable ways of living ... [read more]

The state of Alternative comedy

by Miles Caston

Sat 28th Apr 2012
This year Britain’s king of alternative comedy, Billy Connolly, hits 70-years-old. Still alive and kicking. But is the notion of alternative comedy dead asks Miles Caston.... [read more]

Henry David Thoreau 150th anniversary

by Miles Caston

Sat 28th Apr 2012
The importance of Henry David Thoreau, the man who told us all we must listen to the world and march to a different drummer, is greater now than the day he died 150 years ago in May 1862, says Miles Caston.... [read more]
 

Alternative music

by Miles Caston

Fri 27th Apr 2012
Pop dinosaurs head up Britain’s Eurovision challenge and the Olympic jamboree. New seasons of X Factor and Pop Idol are being spawned in some modern marketing womb of entertainment hell. They are destroying Britain’s reputation as an alternative music powerhouse, writes Miles Caston.... [read more]

Rejection of the wi-fi world

by Miles Caston

Sun 22nd Apr 2012
Miles Caston makes the case that life is better lived off-line ... [read more]

The alleged drunkenness of the British

by Miles Caston

Tue 20th Mar 2012
Miles Caston challenges propaganda alleging Britain is a nation of boozers... [read more]