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Dr Helen Reddington

Senior Lecturer in Music Production


    Forthcoming: Monograph: She's At The Controls:  sound engineering, production and gender ventriloquism in the 21st century. Sheffield: Equinox

    2020: 7” limited edition vinyl miniature album released on Big Song. Four * review in Mojo Magazine by Lucy O’Brien. Airplay on BBC6 Gideon Coe show.Track contributed to Her Indoors compilation in aid of domestic violence charities.
    2019: CD Green released on own label, Big Song. Airplay by BBC6 DJ Gideon Coe, and track A Good Life with a Bad Apple made Gary Crowley’s track of the week, BBC Radio London. UK tour to promote, including Pop! Not Hate gigs.
    2018: Stories from the She-Punks: music with a different agenda documentary film début at Genesis Cinema, Hackney, November, as part of Doc’n’Roll film festival. Produced and directed in partnership with Gina Birch. Screenings in 2019: Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Brighton, Nottingham, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Los Angeles. 

    Video - Stories from the She Punks

    (Forthcoming) release of The Best of the Chefs archive BBC recordings on Damaged Goods |

    (Forthcoming) publication of The Lost Women of Rock Music: female musicians of the punk era, Equinox (this is a revised paperback edition of the book previously published by Ashgate with further interview material and photographs) |
    Reddington, Helen (2008) The Lost Women of Rock Music: female musicians of the punk era, London:Ashgate|
    Reddington, Helen (2005) The Forgotten Revolution of the Female Punk Musicians in the 1970s, in The Peace Review (subcultures issue), Carfax|
    Reddington, Helen (2004) Hands Off My Instrument, in Randall, Annie (ed) Music, Power and Politics, London:Routledge |
    Reddington, Helen (2003) Lady Punks in Bands: a subculturette? In Muggleton, David (ed) the Post-subcultures Reader, London:Berg|
    Music CDs:
    McCookerybook, Helen (2010) Take One, Voiceprint
    McCookerybook, Helen and Stephenson, Martin (2009) Hamilton Square, Voiceprint


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    Détournement and Female Punk Bands of the 1970s in Rethinking Difference in Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Music: Theory and Politics of Ambiguity

    Gavin Lee. Routledge.

    Entrepreneurship and Music Technology Practitioners in Music Entrepreneurship

    Allan Dumbrek and Gayle McPherson. Bloomsbury/Methuen.

    Gender ‘Ventriloquism’ in Studio Production IASPM Gender issue

    Sarah Raine and Catherine Strong.

    The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era

    Helen Reddington. 2012. Equinox.

    The Lost Women of Rock Music: female musicians of the Punk Era

    Sheffield, Equinox.



    Helen McCookerybook 

    Touring and recording artist; collaborations with Gina Birch, Vic Goddard, Lester Square, Martin Stephenson, Robert Rotifer

    Research into punk, subcultures and music scenes; research into women and studio technology in pop; development of songwriting courses in unusual contexts.



    PA1000 Study Skills;
    PA 2302 Songwriting and Production;
    PA3002 Performing Arts Placement
    Music Cultures
    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    Performing Arts Society
    Mechanical Copyright Society
    Musician's Union