Jenny Natasha and Tom Boniface-Webb
I Was Britpopped
The A-Z of Britpop
Valley Press 2017
I Was Britpopped: The A-Z of Britpop (Valley Press, 2017) is a comprehensive guide to the people, the bands, the places, and the events that shaped British music in the mid-to-late 1990s. Taking on the form of a A-Z guide, the book doesn’t gloss over even the most remote B-Side or bands who only fleetingly played a role in the genre. Every entry is carefully researched and expertly written to paint a picture of a music scene that was at once full of some of the most creative and inspirational individuals of a generation and trendy chancers wanting a bit of fame and some quick cash. The Britpop scene flashed before our eyes, yet it still lingers in the collective souls of those that lived it.
Authors Jenny Natasha and Tom Boniface-Webb grew up in the nineties and experienced the Britpop scene first hand. They met while they were both band members of the indie rock band the Requiems. Originally hailing from Wales, Jenny experienced the music of the early nineties with her group of girlfriends who saw Oasis perform at Knebworth in 1996. She was given a guitar for her sixteenth birthday, which led her to join various bands in London, where she resides. She currently works at MTV in Camden town. Tom Boniface-Webb was born in southeast England and destined for a life of music. He learned how to play the guitar at fifteen and played in a number of bands throughout the nineties and noughties. Today he is a writer and filmmaker living in New Zealand with his wife.
Stephen Lee Naish is a writer and author of several books on the subjects of film and popular culture. He lives in Ontario, Canada. Follow him on Twitter @riffsandmeaning.