Salary: COMPETITIVE, DOE (RETAINER PLUS COMMISSION)
Closes: 25 February, 2019
The Dark Blues band is looking for the right person to become its main booking agent.
Described as “Britain’s longest-serving, hardest-working, most frequently-booked partyband” by The Guardian, The Dark Blues is the only function band in the UK to have played more than 5000 gigs (and counting!). Its extraordinary client list includes several members of the Royal Family, and sitters-in at gigs include Mel B, Jamie Cullum, Tim Minchin and in the past John Bonham, Eartha Kitt & John Lee Hooker.
The band consists of six top notch musicians, always the same individuals, including bandleader Nigel Tully MBE and lead singer Annabel Williams (vocal coach to Amy Winehouse, ITV’s The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent and many more). Uniquely among function bands, the band does not have a set list; Nigel Tully has an amazing talent for being able to pick the right tunes for any party in real time, which the band can instantly play – something that can only be done by a band with great experience and professionalism, and a huge repertoire built up over many years. This is the band’s USP and the right applicant will know how to make the most of it.
The band, which owns all its own equipment including a top-of-the-range sound system, is based in the UK but are happy to perform both at home and internationally. The role is self-managed, with direction and guidance from Nigel Tully. Remuneration will be a monthly retainer (fee level dependent on experience) with a (net) commission on all gigs secured, payable when the gig deposit is paid by the client.
To apply, email your CV and covering letter (no more than 1 side of A4) to Nigel Tully MBE at firstname.lastname@example.org