Essential Ibiza Writing Team

Iain Thomson (Editor in Chief)

A respected dance music journalist, DJ, and radio presenter Iain has many years experience on Ibiza as a clubber, DJ, and journalist. As Editor in Chief for Essential Ibiza Iain is responsible for the unrivalled island news coverage we are famous for. With over two decades of DJing in clubs in and around Glasgow, the UK and around the world, Iain accepted a position as assistant Editor at respected UK music publication M8 Magazine. Having fallen in love with Ibiza during his first trip to the island in 1983, he returned regularly on magazine and DJ duties. It was during this time that he first met Charlie Chester, arranging Circo Loco DC10 guest list places for the magazines fashion team. It was during a delayed flight from Ibiza to Glasgow that the first actual meeting took place, with Charlie organising a 4-date tour Magazine of Singapore, Thailand and Australia before take off! After a successful collaboration the working relationship continued before Charlie dropped idea of Essential Ibiza, that he had hatched with Philip Jordan at Blue Marlin Ibiza.

The last four years has seen Iain based in Ibiza, driving the content side of the business before relocating to Singapore to launch Essential Singapore. He spends his time between the two destinations these days, managing the Ibiza team and progressing the websites profile in South East Asia.

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Olivia Ebeling

Originally from Germany, Olivia spent many years living and working as a journalist in London. She has previously contributed to several national magazines as well as TV shows like The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. A long-standing visitor to the White Isle, she left her last role as Style Editor and Video Production Manager to join Essential Ibiza and fulfill her dream of living and working on the island. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, eating out with friends and going to gigs.

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Jason Eybe

Jason has been an avid clubber for over 20 years and no plans to stop anytime soon. Life's for living and he's gonna live it :)

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Conor Wheeler

Starting his career in music in London, Conor has worked in Artist Management, Label management and in recent years was Programme Manager and brand developer at West London's Notting Hill Arts Club. On top of this Conor has been running a small House & Techno label entitled 'Nineteen89' over the last five years. Ibiza is considered a home from home for Conor, he is running Essential Ibiza's club calendar and social media as well as contributing to the club blog.

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Helen Davies

Helen, born in Southport, has lived on the island for over 8 years. Previous to this Helen, a trained classical ballerina, has graced the stages of many productions around the world including the musical 'Cats' in London. Her passion lies with food and theatre. Helen was one of the co-founder managers to set up and run the Tagomago Chiringito based on the tiny island of Tagomago just off Ibiza. She has also spent many years working in concierge and events and has a wide knowledge of the island and all it has to offer.

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