The BANG team



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Managing Director | 

Rick 

Sky 



Rick was one of the first people to ever write a showbiz gossip column and a pioneer of the field in the 80s and ever since he has honed his craft in a career that has spanned four decades.

Among his achievements are editing the daily gossip columns of three national newspapers, The Sun, The Daily Star and The Daily Mirror. He has been responsible for breaking thousands of the biggest showbiz stories and over the years Rick has travelled the globe to interview numerous legends of the entertainment world including Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Amy Winehouse.
He is the author of four best-selling books including Michael Jackson - The Bad Year, The Show Must Go On (the biography of the late Freddie Mercury) and a biography on boy band phenomenon Take That.
Rick has made hundreds of TV and radio appearances on shows and stations such as ITN News, BBC News, Tabloid Tales, Sky News, CNN, Entertainment Tonight and Radio Five.

email: ricksky[at]bangshowbiz.com



Managing Editor | 

Philip 

Hamilton 



After cutting his teeth as a local newspaper reporter Philip quickly moved into the showbiz and entertainment field. After excelling in all aspects of BANG’s business he quickly moved through the ranks to spearhead the agency building a team of ambitious journalists.
He has supplied major stories to all the British popular newspapers, including The Sun, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail and Daily Star, has interviewed a number of major Hollywood, TV and music stars and has a contacts book bulging with the major names in the entertainment field.
He is a specialist in online media and is responsible for fine tuning BANG’s internet news services and web products.


email: philiphamilton[at]bangshowbiz.com



Deputy Editor | 

Viki 

Waters 



Viki has a solid background in showbiz and entertainment news, with a particular interest in music. After graduating from the University of Sheffield with a BA (Hons) in journalism, she spent two years working as assistant editor for teen pop magazine tvhits! before spending six months in Dubai as features editor of the Middle Eastern edition of OK! magazine.

email: viki[at]bangshowbiz.com



Fashion Editor | 

Kate 

Thomas 



BANG’s Fashion and Beauty editor is Kate Thomas. After graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism from Cardiff University, French-born Kate decided to say au revoir to Paris and bonjour to life as a showbiz journalist in London. She thrives on the latest fashion gossip and trends and spends her days stalking Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani's every move. When she's not scouring the web for bargain beauty buys, she can be found indulging in her unhealthy obsession with reality TV.

email: katethomas[at]bangshowbiz.com



Music Editor | 

Andy 

Tillett 



Andy Tillett is the Music Editor at BANG, and when he’s not on the phone to 50 Cent, he’s braving the VIP booths of top concert venues and the sticky floors of back alley bars to bring you the bleeding edge in audio news. When the headphones come off he works at keeping these celebrity types in line with his forthright satirical take on the news, in his opinion pieces

email: andy[at]bangshowbiz.com



Movie Editor | 

Tufayel 

Ahmed 



Tufayel is BANG’s Hollywood-loving Movie Editor and regularly rubs shoulders with the silver screen’s biggest stars (Sandra Bullock was particularly charming) on the red carpet. Tufayel - or Tuffy, as he’s known - joined BANG in 2012 after graduating from London South Bank University with a BA (Hons) in Print and Online Journalism. When he’s not viewing the latest blockbuster, Tuffy also has a passion for music (Rihanna and Beyonce are his faves), WWE and US TV.

email: tufayel[at]bangshowbiz.com



TV Editor | 

James 

Leyfield 



James joined BANG as a showbiz reporter in 2011 after graduating from the University of Sheffield. His diverse music taste - which ranges from Slipknot to Taylor Swift, with a bit of N-Dubz thrown in for good measure - is the envy of his colleagues. He is now in charge of BANG's TV news and has developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of Corrie, EastEnders and X Factor. When he's not stalking Caroline Flack, he's finding out what's happening with the 'X Factor' judging panel and longing for the day N-Dubz get back together.



email: james[at]bangshowbiz.com



Commercial Development | 

Clive 

Collins 



Clive joined BANG in 2003 and worked closely with Rick Sky and Philip Hamilton to develop the content provider model and has been a key figure in the continuous development of BANG sales and marketing.
He works closely with clients and BANG technologist Omri Suleiman to provide the appropriate platform to deliver BANG’s news and editorial to clients around the world.
He can be contacted on + 44 207 428 7500 and by email.

email: clivecollins[at]bangshowbiz.com



Commercial Development | 

Masato 

Kamo 



Masato joined BANG in 2009 and rapidly built BANG's position in Japan and the Far East.
He has been responsible for leading the global expansion of BANG into several new language markets using his multi-lingual skills to develop partnerships in multiple territories.

email: masato[at]bangshowbiz.com