Birmingham, United Kingdom
I'm based in Birmingham, England and I run an independent record label called Iron Man Records. I set up the Birmingham Music Network in 2000, and I organised gigs in Birmingham as Badger Promotions between 1992 and 2002. I spend much of my time helping musicians and music based organisations deploy a more effective online strategy, and sometimes I get asked to speak about social media and its use in promoting new music. I'm a musician and currently I'm playing in a band called Last Under The Sun, and another one called Police Bastard. I offer Tour Management and Driving for touring bands and have spent many hours driving musicians all over Europe. I have done some lecturing at Birmingham City University as part of their Music Industry Skills degree course. I also enjoy a good game of mental chess with local funding organisations who try and pocket most of the money intended for struggling local musicians and creatives and spend my time complaining about everything else.