Andy Inglis, East India Youth manager and tour manager, co-founder of the acclaimed Luminaire live music venue in London and lecturer in live music at UK and Nordic Region universities, is to give a tour management lecture as part of a Birmingham music festival later this month.
The talk on Saturday 24 October, presented by the two day All Years Leaving festival at the city’s Hare and Hounds venue, will include an honest and uncompromising exploration of tour management as well as a look at how the international live music business operates.
Audience members will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A after the talk, which is designed for anyone working in live music – particularly those interested in the best practices of taking musicians on the road – as well as those keen to learn more about the inner workings of the industry.
Inglis, who has also tour managed bands including Savages, is a regular commentator on live music industry issues for media outlets including Guardian, Access All Areas magazine, The Quietus and CMU.
Speaking ahead of the event, he said, “This is my 26th year in the industry, and I’ve made enough costly mistakes to bankroll a city council. Like booking seven flights for band and crew to Berlin, forgetting I’d done it, and booking them again a week later. I’m hoping that, when this is all over, I’ll have helped the audience to avoid a few of mine, and stop them making a few of their own.”
In addition to managing East India Youth, who headlines All Years Leaving at the Hare and Hounds Birmingham on Saturday 24 October, the 5000 Management company owner’s roster includes Australian post-punk duo Civil Civic, Norwegian indie-rock singer-songwriter Hanne Hukkelberg and UK music market development agency Music Tank.
A Lecture with Andy Inglis will be hosted by Birmingham-based music publicist, writer and lecturer Lyle Bignon.
All Years Leaving, now in its third successive year, features an eclectic two-day programme of performances from groundbreaking bands, producers and DJs, curated by Birmingham promoters This Is Tmrw.
The 2015 installment, held at popular city music venue the Hare and Hounds, features sets from international artists including The Wytches, Speedy Ortiz, Chastity Belt, East India Youth and Money, alongside Birmingham artists such as Free School, Dorcha,Hoopla Blue and Mutes, live art, DJ sets and pop-up diners.
2pm Saturday 24 October 2015
Venue 2, Hare & Hounds Birmingham, UK
£10.00 Lecture only
£20 Lecture plus All Years Leaving Saturday ticket
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