Originally from Gabriola Island, Adrian Chamberlain written about arts and entertainment for the Times Colonist since 1987. His Backstage column appears each Saturday. As well, he writes a column for the Sunday books pages. Before coming to Victoria, he was an arts writer for the Winnipeg Free Press.
Chamberlain has won three B.C. Newspaper Awards for arts writing. In his spare time he plays keyboards for a rhythm and blues band. His heroes are Ricky Gervais, Larry David, Ray Charles, Christopher Walken and Aretha Franklin.