Artist & Event Management, Booking Agent, Press Officer
When I ran for the Entrainments Convenor at The Art School in Spring 2002, one of the resident DJs for almost a decade at that time, was Jonnie Wilkes. He asked me for a meeting and after we spoke for an hour over a tea he seemed fairly convinced that he would support my candidacy (which he did, paying for all resident dj-lead propaganda and posters in my favour :)).
The first night that I was in my position as Ent's Convenor, I met Keith McIvor, JD Twitch, as part of a night that was being promoted at The Art School. That night I was a wreck trying to learn the ropes (and keep everyone in the ambiance they were accustomed) but in the months that proceeded we found a commonality in work ethic and shared vision of creating inclusive, rather than exclusive, happenings.
In Feb 2003 I started taking money on the door of the sunday night event at the newly re-opened Sub Club and managing events for Optimo (Espacio), and their Black Rabbit Whorehouse incarnation, in Glasgow. By Jan 2005 I started working full time to do global bookings for the pair along side fielding all requests to and from the Optimo duo. Together we hosted stages at festivals, held film-based themed nights, worked on 10 New Year's Eve/Hogmanay parties, as well as travels to, Corsica, US, Brazil, and more...
In May 2008 I was moving to London so scouted out Spun Out to take over the bookings, Abnormal PR to take over press, and continued to deal with contract and project consulting till 2011.