SOPHIE ROBERTS: 13 ARTISTS
Sophie Roberts works as an agent and booker at 13 Artists who are based in Brighton they represent not only Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys but also Scottish acts like Paolo Nutini, Steve Mason, JR Green, Spinning Coin, C Duncan, and Simple Minds. She personally works with Rascalton the winner of last year’s Tenement Trail competition.
CHRIS MCCOURT: ATLANTIC RECORDS
Chris McCourt is an A&R at Atlantic Records. With nearly 10 years experience in the industry, across stints at Island Records and Atlantic records, he’s worked with Bombay Bicycle Club, Frightened Rabbit, The Staves and Rae Morris, amongst others.
JOHNNY MADDEN: PUBLIC RECORDS
Johnny Madden is the frontman of Glasgow band Baby Strange selling out venues around the UK. He also co-runs independent record label Public Records which will takeover the Priory at Tenement Trail 2017. As well as these musical projects, Johnny also runs a monthly club night called ‘Club Sabbath’ in Glasgow & London which celebrates the most exciting bands on the scene.
SAM DENHOLM: HEAD OF A&R, DISTILLER MUSIC
Sam moved to London in 2014 from Glasgow where she completed a degree in Music Performance, technology and Business. Staring her career in A&R as a scout for Virgin EMI. She became Head of A&R at Distiller Music Group in September last year where she looks after 8 artists including The Ninth Wave, Anteros and Vangoffey She is also heavily involved in choosing acts for the Distiller TV session channel; Live at the Distillery.