Ken Hyder is a London-based freelance Home Affairs correspondent, specialising in policing, serious crime and issues of race for a range of national daily and Sunday newspapers.
He is also an experimental musician with over 25 albums to his name. Fusing jazz and traditional Scottish music, Hyder collaborates with musicians from diverse backgrounds: from Tibetan monks to Siberian shamans.
In 1990 Hyder joined another player to tour Russia in what was up till then the biggest Russian tour ever undertaken by British musicians. They played throughout the country from Leningrad to Vladivostok.