English music writer, musician, printer and publisher. Originally from London he moved to Sheffield where he was a founding member of They Must Be Russians (hence his alias Martin X Russian). He started the fanzine NMX in 1979. In the mid-1980s he was back in London where he published the short-lived fanzine/magazine Overground. He also started the JUMA printing company which later relocated to Sheffield. Recently he has started the punk magazine Safety Pin.