Wyndham Wallace is genuinely the name of an Englishman who’s lived in Berlin, Germany since 2004, after spending eight years running the UK office of Berlin’s City Slang Records. His acclaimed first book, Lee, Myself & I (about his friendship with legendary singer/songwriter/producer/ entrepreneur Lee Hazlewood) was published in 2015 by Jawbone Press, and he also fronted Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis, which won the Edinburgh Film Festival’s Audience Award and was broadcast by Sky Arts. He often works as a music critic, writing regularly for Uncut, The Quietus and Classic Pop (for whom he is the New Releases reviews editor), as well as contributing to other publications including The Guardian. He’s also a writer/editor/photographer for the irreverent A Poor Man’s Connoisseur Guide series, which has now published three volumes (Oslo, Tromsø and Træna), while his photographs have been published in The Guardian, Berliner Zeitung, Uncut, View and more.
In addition, he’s provided English subtitles for German films, including Jan Ole Gerster’s award-winning Oh Boy (aka A Coffee In Berlin) and Sebastian Schipper’s lauded Victoria (for which he also acted as music consultant, working with composer Nils Frahm, who won Best Soundtrack at the German Film Prizes, one of six trophies collected by the movie). He’s directed voiceovers, worked as a consultant for two of Norway’s finest festivals, by:Larm and Træna, and managed Lee Hazlewood and Nashville musician Cortney Tidwell. Furthermore, he’s written album liner notes for, among others, Max Richter and Jóhann Jóhannsson, and artist press biographies for a diverse range of musicians. Of course he’s never met anyone else called Wyndham, but he knows they’re out there.