Daniel Rachel is a musician-turned-award-winning-author. He wrote his first book, Isle of Noises: Conversations with Great British Songwriters, after spending his twenties as the lead-singer in Rachels Basement. The book was a Guardian and NME Book of the Year. Daniel has also written Walls Come Tumbling Down: the music and politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge - WINNER OF the Penderyn Music Book prize - and Don't Look Back in Anger: The rise and Fall of Cool Britannia - an Evening Standard and Metro Book of the Year. Daniel has also co-authored two books: I Just Can't Stop It: My Life in the Beat with Ranking Roger - Vive Le Rock Book of the Year - and When Ziggy Played the Marquee with Terry O'Neill.