Toby Creswell wrote his first article in 1972. Since then, he has written extensively on music and popular culture and his work has appeared in numerous Australian and overseas publications. In 1985 he was appointed editor of Rolling Stone Australia, forming a partnership in 1987 which continued to publish the magazine until 1992. After Rolling Stone he co-founded the publisher Terraplane, which launched Juice magazine as well as a variety of other titles including Monument, Australian Stylez and HQ.
He is the author of Too Much Ain't Enough (a biography of Jimmy Barnes), The Real Thing (a history of Australian music co-authored with Martin Fabinyi), and Love Is In The Air (a history of Australian pop music written to coincide with the ABC TV series of the same name). He lives in Australia.