Chris Wilson took his first tentative steps into the exciting but scary world of music journalism as a 15-year-old indie kid in rural England who fancied getting into gigs for free. 18 years later he’s still writing about music, but not solely as a way of meeting his heroes, although hanging out with Fatboy Slim at the top of the Austrian Alps a couple of years back was pretty cool. Chris began life as a ‘proper’ music journalist in 2000, writing for a number of music and lifestyle titles, including The Face and Jockey Slut. He went on to become a music editor of Virgin Media's mobile internet site before joining the Daily Mirror, where as well as witnessing some impressive newsroom spats he founded Mirror.co.uk’s festivals website. Chris has a keen interest in wine and is studying part-time for a degree in viticulture and oenology. At gigs he still drinks beer though, like everyone else.