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by World Music Network July 06, 2011


Andy Kershaw: 'No Off Switch' out 7 July

andyA favourite in the world music arena, Andy Kershaw is an acclaimed music and travel journalist and broadcaster. His autobiography 'No Off Switch', published by Serpent's Tail, is out 7 July and promises to give an intriguing insight into the life of a truly inspirational character. 

'One year Andy Kershaw was Billy Bragg’s roadie, the next he was presenting Live Aid on TV to 400 million people: the new voice of youth. A passionate enthusiast for music, he is a man with an obsessive curiosity about the world. Over a twenty–five year career, he has worked for the Rolling Stones, shared an office with John Peel, and introduced world and roots Music to Radio 1 (and later Radio 3). He has won more Sony Radio awards than any other broadcaster. He has visited 97 countries and as a foreign correspondent filed numerous reports for Radio 4, in particular from the ‘axis of evil’ countries and from Africa. He was one of the very few journalists present during the Rwanda genocide.

In 2010, Kershaw returned to the airwaves fronting the BBC’s Music Planet series. Andy Kershaw writes about his life with candour, insight, immediacy and humour. This is a real book by a man who has no truck with celebrity nonsense.'

Serpent's Tail Press Release.

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