Toby Creswell


Toby Creswell is an Australian music journalist and pop-culture writer. He was editor of Rolling Stone (Australia) and a founding editor of Juice. In 1986 he co-wrote, with Martin Fabinyi his first book Too Much Ain't Enough, a biography of pub rocker and former Cold Chisel vocalist Jimmy Barnes. Creswell has also written The Real Thing: Adventures in Australian Rock & Roll, 1957-Now in 1999; Love is in the Air: Stories of Australian Pop Music, a history of Australian pop music, to coincide with the ABC TV series Love is in the Air; and 1001 Australians You Should Know in 2006 (co-written with his partner, journalist Samantha Trenoweth).

Creswell has also worked in television, producing a variety show for SBS, and as the writer for two series of documentaries, The Great Australian Albums in 2007 and 2008, each episode examining one of eight classic Australian albums over four decades. He was also the producer of The National Karaoke Challenge. His book, 1001 Songs, is used by Brian Nankervis, creator, producer and adjudicator of the SBS program RocKwiz, as a source of information for questions. In 2012, Creswell was executive producer of Paul Kelly: Stories of Me, a documentary about Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly.

At the end of 2017, Toby Creswell’s biography of Michael Hutchence, was published by Bonnier Publishing to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of Hutchence’s death.

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