Creative Associate Professionals
Kerry O’Brien – Young Urban Arts Foundation
Kerry established Young Urban Arts Foundation as a registered charity in order to help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. Engaging them through music and associated arts, they are assisted to learn new skills, thereby building confidence and self-esteem, leading many to experience further opportunities, training and employment.
Carrie Martin – Vocal Tutor
MMC’s ARCO Music Media graduate Carrie is currently recording a five track EP – The Message – on the themes of heartbreak, overcoming hardship, and empowering women to rise up in the face of life’s challenges. She is a member of the Acting Team for Hillsong Church, London, which fills The Dominion Theatre every Sunday. She also works as an extra on film shoots. The most recent film on which she worked, Fighting with my Family, will be released at the end of the 2017.
Carrie says “it’s been challenging year so far, but it all helps when writing new material. I hope to be an inspiration to anyone facing challenging times.”
Sean Fraser – Earmatch
Sean Fraser is a digital entrepreneur and founder of earmatch. He has created businesses in recruitment, events management, hospitality, funds management, digital media and music entertainment. A Londoner, Sean started his first business in events promotion at the age of nineteen. On completion of a BA in Business Entrepreneurship from the University of Northampton, he set up shop in the recruitment industry, providing expert tutors to education-based institutions. He is CEO at eamatch, a digital network for creators to connect, share content and exchange services.
Angelina Luzi – Independent Artist & Songwriter
Angelina’s love of choral music inspired her to compose and perform at the Royal Festival Hall for the Chorus Festival 2013, presenting her solo material with the Goldsmith Vocal Ensemble. This fifty piece choir and string section was conducted and curated in collaboration with Mercury Prize nominee ESKA. Angelina is a lead vocalist in many different genres, with projects such as After Eight (melodic rock), MasQua (folk electronica), Afrodizzie (afrobeat), and her most recent project, Terra Viva (Italian gipsy folk), exploring Italian musical traditions mixed with gipsy/jazz and London influences. She also collaborates with several producers as a recording artist and songwriter in Italy, London and Paris, including work with Sparky Riot, Leading Astray and Uncle Nola
Devid is an Italian musician who moved to London in 2003 and graduated from Goldsmiths University of London in 2010 with BMus in Jazz and Popular Music Studies. He has over 20 years of experience gigging and recording all over Europe, sharing the stage with artists such as Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers) and Martha and the Vandellas, to name a few.
Devid has recorded in world-renowned studios such as Abbey Road and Metropolis Studios and has performed at numerous venues and festivals, from the Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s to Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Big Chill, Boomtown and many more.
Devid is involved in two main projects:
Terra Viva, a five piece World Music extravaganza, for which he is a co-founder with songstress Angelina Luzi, collaborates in the writing of the music and plays bass & Taxi Joe, a British rock band for which he’s constantly co-writing, recording and gigging in the UK and Europe. Devid is also involved with Dance School The Place in Central London, as an accompanist for both ballet and contemporary dance classes. He is also embarking on a new adventure called Soundwave Yoga, playing live music during Yoga classes and using notes and scales that facilitate work on the chakras.
Oggie – Independent Artist
Oggie is the vocalist on the classic UK Garage anthem ‘Follow Me’ released by Aim Records in 2004. His current group UK3 brings together three garage hit makers in their own right as Harvey, Ultra and Oggie. His self-written and produced follow up single ‘YOU’ became an underground smash hit and the Agent X remix made its way on to 2008’s Ministry of Sound Garage Classics 2. He has worked with legendary producer Ed Case, who produced his third hit single ‘All I Wanna Do’ which reached number four on the BBC 1xtra Garage chart and stayed in the top ten for eight weeks.
Oggie has also written songs for The Channel 4 Film Future Wags Of Great Britain, The Park, and Tight Jeans. He starred on the West End stage and toured internationally as a cast member of the Michael Jackson musical, Thriller Live.
Christen Asante & Darren Baba – Restless By Nature
In bringing together a talented pool of individuals, Restless by Nature produce modes of creative form that inspire, educate and entertain audiences. With a breadth of industry knowledge and experience, they shine a new light on an ever-changing world whilst maintaining a social conscience.
Claye (Clay Morrison) – Producer – Roc Nation! – Claybeats Publishing/Artist
MMC’s ARCO Music Media graduate Claye has established himself as a brilliant artist, songwriter and producer stamping his mark on everything he touches. As well as being a classically trained pianist, he taught himself to play drums and the guitar, he has an incredible ear for music and can come up with amazing song concepts in the blink of an eye.Claye started out making reggae tracks when he was a teenager still living in Jamaica, but didn’t stop at the genre as he was heavily into the sound of The Neptunes, Teddy Riley and Timbaland. Claye was also signed to Jay Z’s Rocnation Publishing.
Andre Lecointe – Highrise Media
Andre Lecointe-Gayle is a business development specialist and business coach with over twenty-five years experience. He has worked on business development projects with a range of organisations including Vodafone, Sony Music International, The Princes Trust and The Children’s Society, and founded companies in the media, digital and manufacturing sectors. As SME Growth Manager for Lancaster University Management School and the London Fusion project, he delivers business development training and seminars, builds strategic networks and provides advice, assistance and mentoring to ambitious, growth-orientated businesses. London Fusion is an EU initiative, led by Lancaster University Management School, to support growth and employment within SMEs in London’s Creative and Digital sectors.
Juliette S Dalton – 2Diceproductionz Ltd
At 2dice, they produce a story within a story through social and digital assets. The services include ‘Making of’ material, EPK’s and behind the scenes content. From video assets to Time Lapse sequences and even stills, they can document, capture and maximise a shoot. 2diceproductionz is led by Juliette S Dalton, an experienced artist with a broad range of skills and an exceptional vision from a painter’s perspective.
Pablo Paracchino – Afrodizzies – Samba Drumming Workshop
Afrodizzie began as a studio project, but soon developed into a twelve piece funk/afro-beat band, playing the music of Africa, mixed with funk and jazz. In 2014 Afrodizzie released their debut album Masta Copy, released on Kanuga Records. working with The Midi Music Company for fourteen years, Pablo has also been involved in a variety of theatre productions as performer, composer and musical director. These include street theatre productions The Maharaja’s Banquet at Richmond and Stockton Arts Festivals, and In The Dhol Drum, in collaboration with the Dohl Academy and Nutkhut (UK Tour 2005-06). Other productions include Unfolding Handersen at The British Library (2005) with Theatre Rites, and most recently Where Will We Live? by Changing Faces Collective, performed at Southwark Playhouse and Camden People’s Theatre as part of the CPT Festival.
Richie Boy – The Next Room Studios
Having been involved with three number ones, The Next Room bring a wealth of musical experience and with their professional master studio situated conveniently in Whetstone, North London, have everything at hand to make your experience memorable, and give your production the polish to shine. They take time to make sure all your production requirements are taken care of. Direction/ Style / Instrumentation / Sounds. Remix/ The Next Room are well known for their eclectic remix styles, for more info see their showreels.
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