Over the past 4 years James has been working on various elements of events management.
James has recently been working with The Pig and Fiddle alongside Cat In The Hat Promotions to put on music events at their venue. This involved managing elements of events such as Booking Acts, Artist Advancing, Artist Liaising, Sound Engineering, Backline Tech, Acting as Event Manager and much more. James acted as Events Manager for The Pig And Fiddle's bank holiday festival, and lead a team in a 8 hour festival full of live music. Over the past three years James has booked bands from all over the country including China Bears, Imprints, Cut Throat Francis and Luna Lake to name a few.
"During James’s Internship at The Pig & Fiddle he was fully trained in assistant events manager duties. His responsibilities included venue bookings, answering enquiries, online updates, advancing information for artists and event budgeting.
James excelled quickly in his role and soon became one of our main promoters for our weekly gig nights [...] Keen to learn more, he began training with our in house sound engineer at the venue, which led him to gain more experience in other roles such as artist liaison, stage manager, distributor of promotional material [...] assisting with load ins, following stage plots and helping patch the stage correctly. Throughout his internship, James has demonstrated excellent organisation skills in all of the areas mentioned above. He has developed an all round working knowledge of venue operations, as well as good contacts in the local music scene.
He is an excellent promoter and an asset to the team!" - Rhys Friery
James has also been working as a Volunteer Events Organiser at Bath Spa University's Student's Union. This role has seen him involved in organising monthly Live Music events (Friday Night Live), Cider Festivals and advising on Fresher's Week and Summer Ball events.
James has also been involved in Live Sound and has worked with artist such as Germein, Gee Jay, Leon Of Athens, Cat Burns, Matt Carstens and Harry Heart. See above for a recent desk recording at the start and end of the video. James has also recently been getting involved in DMX controlled lightshows at The Pig And Fiddle in Bath and The Fleece in Bristol. James offers his services as both a sound and lighting engineer and is also available to work on projects in Events Management. Get in touch for more details.