MEET THE TEAM

For bookings at Butserfest and all enquiries about Our Hollow Our Home and Networks drop Mike a line: mike@downforlifemusic.co.uk

 

FOUNDER Mike is a narcissistic fantasist who experiences sleep deprivation on a daily basis due to his obsession with music.

Since the early 00's Mike has been involved in many aspects of the music scene including putting on shows, rock club nights and managing upcoming acts. He also previously worked street teams/online promotions for Roadrunner Records and XTaster Promotions. In 2008 he began booking for Butserfest with his first booking being You Me At Six.

Mike also assists in booking acts for other events and works a variety of non-music related roles on the festival circuit at the likes of Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party and Eden Festival. Besides this he has recently commenced a scholarship with Durham University and by 2018 will complete his PhD research project around the Regulation and Policing of Drugs at Festivals (for more information on non-music based specialist services please visit: www.mgdrugsconsultancy.co.uk.

Mike is also an avid collector of CDs (over 12,000 at last count) and rare music memorabilia. When not engrossed in music Mike loves spending time with his two awesome boys and his very understanding wife.

Favourite Gig: Guns N Roses/Skid Row and Nine Inch Nails at Wembley Stadium-August 1991


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For enquiries about High Rise + press & accreditation at Butserfest, email marianne@downforlifemusic.co.uk

 


CO-FOUNDER Marianne has been shouting about artists and brands she's passionate about since 2007, and spends a large part of her year helping to organise some pretty cool independent music festivals.

When she's not doing that she is a widely published professional music photographer, journalist and film maker [www.marianneharris.co.uk] with over 10 year's experience of working in the alternative rock scene. She loves post hardcore and nu-metal, is a Harry Potter fan, has a lot of Linkin Park memorabilia, is a sci-fi lover, appreciator of trifle and a promising 'old cat lady'.

Current listening: Northlane 'Node' + Casey 'Love Is Not Enough'
Favourite show ever: Linkin Park, Download 2014


 


Sean has been involved in the music scene for the last 7 years and is the vocalist in Networks, having been the vocalist in several bands previously. He works at a number of small festivals [Butserfest, Redfest] as stage crew and organises his own annual music event, Edgefest in Southsea. Sean has taken an active role in managing bands for the last 3 years, working closely with record labels and also booking for other established acts. Sean has a love for post hard-core, is an avid gamer and a fan of whiskey.

Favourite Gig: Architects + Northlane - Southampton 2014
Favourite Album: 'Crisis' - Alexisonfire


 

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If you are an event organiser and would like to talk to us about event or stage management services we offer please drop us a line at info@downforlifemusic.co.uk

We're not currently seeking new bands to manage but if you'd like to send us your music we will check it out for sure. Please send web info and a Youtube or Soundcloud link to info@downforlifemusic.co.uk