How are you involved in I’m Not From London?
I first began working with Will years ago by playing shows all over Nottingham with my band Captain Dangerous. In 2011, Will and I started I’m Not From London Records to launch the Dangerous single ‘Forgive Us We’re British’. Gradually I became more involved in INFL until I wangled my way to Head of Publishing (as well as doing all sorts of other INFL related things) in 2013.
What’s your standard day like?
My ‘standard’ day if you can call it that, comprises of having lots of coffee, registering songs with PRS and other collecting societies, chasing up our artists’ royalties, drafting agreements, listening to new music submissions, pitching our artist’s music for synchronisations across the world and co-managing record release campaigns… amongst a million and one other things.
Most memorable Nottingham gig?
Probably Deaf Bridges’ set at the Waterfront festival this year. There was parachute waving, beach balls bouncing from head to head through the crowd, flying red plastic cups full of booze, soaking wet clothes, cries of “spring break” and far too many hot pants up on that stage. It was awesome!!
You’re favourite 3 bands?
Today, it’s Jungle, Warpaint and Swans. Ask me tomorrow and it’ll be something different.
One’s to watch from Nottingham 2015?
Ryan Thomas, our local blues boy who had his first release on INFL’s Wire & Wool label in April and went straight to number one on the iTunes charts.
Tray Electric, he’s been around a while, but I cannot wait for his debut album. His set as part of the I’m Not From London Marafun, in May this year, absolutely blew me away.
94 Gunships – Absolutely love these guys and their music. Bloody cool name too!