FAITH GLEDHILL Digital/Social Media Blogger for Northern Region
I started my music blog, Fiction Is Not Imagination, back in April of 2016 with the intentions of supporting up and coming bands across the country; I write new music reviews, live reviews and have also had the opportunity to interview some wonderful bands, such as DMA's, Glass Caves, Judas and more. As well as that, I have contributed to the Yorkshire Post newspapers' online music section, and have recently joined Double Denim Live as their primary writer/blogger. Throughout the course of 2017, I will be involved in the planning of a number of mini-festivals in Doncaster and Sheffield alongside John and Scott of GingerBeard Promotions and Sam of Propeller Management. After having spent the majority of the last four or five years at one gig or another, it's an honour and so much fun to now be involved in the industry in such an active role . www.fictionisnotimagination.co.uk/
ADE RICHES Creative Sounds UK Artist Manager
Ade started Creative Sounds UK to find creative ways to help build momentum for the artists with whom he works. This has resulted in some terrific successes with CSUK acts winning prestigious awards, receiving A list radio play, BBC radio interviews and national music press coverage. He has been fortunate to work with many creative and supportive professionals who are able to create the right environment for these bands to flourish, who have a real passion for the music that they are involved with, who understand what is required to drive forward artist’s careers with honest up front representation. He has acquired an extensive range of experience in the industry with knowledge and expertise in publicity, artist representation, and event management; He has also been involved in a range of film related projects, and writes reviews a range of music related sites. Creative Sounds UK is proud to have Owen and Faith on board as part of the team. Both are passionate about taking an active role in the music business, and shaping the future of the UK music scene.
OWEN STANLEY Radio and Social Media strategist, and PR, Music Journalist
I am a 20 year old music blogger and radio presenter. My love for music and in particular the indie/alternative scene has grown and grown over many years. I have had aspirations and aims of becoming a full time radio presenter at a top radio station such as Radio X which is the ultimate aim.
Both my blog and radio show go by the same title which is : ‘The Indie Intellect’ fitting for the genre of music which I Base my content around. Firstly the blog, I started this only this year after considering it for some time. The content is based around reviews whether it be albums, singles or gigs and also interviews of which I have conducted through the radio side of things.
I began working at Shoreditch Radio earlier this year and have enjoyed a good spell thus far, producing and recording an array of shows. My favourite show to date has been my Y Not Festival review show where I was able to tie in tracks from bands who played with interviews that I conducted other the weekend. I used the same premise for my Camden Rocks review show which is also one of my favourites.
The biggest artist/band I’ve interviewed thus far have been pop punk giants Neck Deep which I was very happy to do. As well as this I have interviewed the likes of Peace, Circa Waves, Fickle Friends, Bad Sounds, GIRLI, Eliza And The Bear, Press To Meco, Berries and more. Music has played a big part in my life so far and it will do for the future too. My work for Creative Sounds UK will include that of Radio and Social media strategist, and PR.