From Castlebar, County Mayo in Ireland, but now based in Dublin, Gareth is a freelance writer who specialises in writing about music. He also has a keen interest in movies, specifically animated ones (the classic Disney films, in particular), though dramas and thrillers are other kinds of movie that he enjoys. He'll watch anything if it looks good. He's the deputy editor of music review site Shout4Music, and can also be found at The 405 and The Blue Walrus. He has also contributed pieces to MusicOMH and This Is Fake DIY. His favourite directors include Don Bluth, Hayao Miyazaki, Joss Whedon, Aaron Sorkin, Sam Mendes and Steven Soderbergh.