Music management and promotion
With a long term interest in music across many genres, Managing Director Paul James has been instrumental in providing a range of services to music venues and artists across the music industry.
Acapela Studios – Pentyrch, Cardiff. www.acapela.co.uk
Stepping Stones Music Management has been instrumental in building for the venue one of the strongest event rosters in South Wales.
Acapela is a converted Welsh Chapel with high ceilings, original wooden flooring and pews with a capacity of just under 200. The venue also has an excellent studio facility where it has produced recordings for many artists including Wynne Evans, Bonnie Tyler and Sir Karl Jenkins to name but a few.
The venue is owned by Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and her husband Hywel Wigley. Since working with Acapela, Stepping Stones Music Managment has developed the music roster by booking a variety of great musical artists including Toyah Willcox, Nell Bryden, The Christians, Beverley Craven, Kiki Dee, China Crisis, Judie Tzuke, Jay Rayner and many more.
In addition to managing the bookings for the venue, Stepping Stones Marketing Solutions also undertakes the promotion and marketing of the venue’s events as well as the activities of the Acapela recording studios.
To find out more about the marketing and promotions activity undertaken for Acapela visit the PR and Communications page on our Clients section of the website.
Artist Booking Agency
Stepping Stones Music Management is proud to be associated with Papillon (Anna Phoebe) www.wearepapillon.co.uk and The Christians.
Stepping Stones Music Management acts on behalf of Papillon as their booking agent and promoter, organising concert bookings across the UK and Europe.
Papillon is an acoustic violin guitar duo influenced by Eastern melodies set within cinematic soundscapes. Anna Phoebe has performed throughout the world with various artists (Jethro Tull, Roxy Music, Trans Siberian Orchestra) and is now carving a career with her own projects. Papillon will perform their new material in a series of live concerts in 2016, to be followed by the release of their debut album later this year.
Previous performances include main support for Bob Dylan at the Rock Legends Festival in Poland, the Songlines Encounters Festival at Kings Place in London, and performances in UK cathedrals including Winchester Cathedral and Liverpool Anglican.
Papillon compose, produce and record their own material and write for film.
If you would like to book Papillon for a concert, festival or support tour please call us today on 029 2002 9724. To view the press pack click here.
Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits …Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brothers surname with absolutely no religious connotation!)
Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirror’s description of him as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop) who has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years, the band are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe.
On their latest album entitled ‘WE’ .. the band have reflected on life issues (loss, breakups and just the struggles of life) on their soulful 10 track album.
Currently embarking on a huge UK Tour playing their back catalogue and songs selected from the album WE released to rave reviews. Catch them on tour and find out why Chris Evans said “it was the best gig I’ve ever been to”.
Stepping Stones Music Management acts on behalf of The Christians as their booking agent across Wales.
Looking for a booking agent, promotions manager for your band – please contact us today.