Mykaell Riley is a Senior Lecturer, Director for The Black Music Research Unit (BMRU) and Principal Investigator for the Bass Culture project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. His career started as a founder member of the band Steel Pulse. Over the years he has performed, produced, managed and consulted on many successful artists and their projects. As a professional writer / producer, Mykaell’s work has encompassed TV, Film and Theatre, resulting in over eleven UK top twenty positions, and three UK number ones. The Bass Culture project investigated the impact of Jamaican music in Britain. Its exhibition, Bass Culture Expo 70/50, was the UK’s largest ever Jamaican music exhibition, which highlighted the Windrush generation’s impact on Britain, and featured the largest collection of images linking the Windrush generation to grime. His work on the Ticketmaster Grime Report (2017) help change government legislation. 

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