ABOUT THE LOCAL //
Rooted in Live Music, THE LOCAL has been an independent promoter of exciting new music and events for over ten years. We work with the finest artists, venues and people to make amazing events happen. We promote our own festival events Europe-wide, and work with many excellent festivals to help curate various sections. Clients include CAMP BESTIVAL, WILDERNESS, SECRET GARDEN PARTY, END OF THE ROAD...
We have an amazing booking agency roster and take a great pride in strategically collaborating with our artists to develop sustainable careers.
THE LOCAL is run by intrepid and highly skilled music activists, who draw upon an extended pool of experts in all kinds of areas, bringing great events and projects to fruition. We manage, promote, curate, book, project manage and consult the heck out of all kinds of good stuff, and we love to collaborate, so do get in touch.
THE LOCAL is proud to be a part of the LONDON FOLK GUILD, of which our most cherished and venerable leader HOWARD MONK is current chairman.
LOCAL PEOPLE //
I started The Local after putting on shows with my own bands. I have worked at 93 Feet East and The Arts Council along the way and have morphed into a hybrid consultant -booking agent-promoter-curator-drummer which is less complicated than it sounds. I study, write, volunteer, and participate. I get a great feeling from working with others to help make things happen. Read my blog. Get in touch.
I have been performing, writing and working with music for as long as I've been doing anything. I developed my skillset as a musician, designer, producer, booker, web geek, consultant and writer through years of DIY touring and needing things done. My playing CV includes Kirsty McGee, Kreg Viesselman, Myshkin, Quiet Loner & The Brute Chorus, and I've recently been making theatre music too.
I put on shows with musicians I think are excellent, whether they play folk, jazz, whatever. I programme at the Vortex in East London, play the drums and co-present a show on Purple Radio. I’ve worked with great organisations like the British Council, National Portrait Gallery, the Barbican and Sydney Festival. The Local loves good music as much as I do, which is why I continue to be excited about working here.
CONTACT US // *
GENERAL ENQUIRIES // email@example.com
HOWARD MONK // firstname.lastname@example.org
MAT MARTIN // email@example.com
LUCY JAMIESON // firstname.lastname@example.org
* NOTE: If you're getting in touch to have us hear your music - make it easy please! Not that we're dead precious but we ARE dead busy! Please send us a link to soundcloud or bandcamp, that would be amazing. Don't send us to a place where we have to download or jump through a hoop or two. That wouldn't be amazing.
Please don't send us to MySpace. Where have you been?