Where did Oddity Events come from?
I wanted to create something that is different from other event organisations. So I decided, as well as putting on events – to interview and create bespoke social media content for every band I promote. It has also been an amazing way to build up my networking skills, I have met a lot of useful and brilliant people within the industry, and it is so important that everybody in this industry are supporting each other!
What’s been your biggest success so far?
My biggest success has been my residency with Night People and the new ‘LOADED’ indie night. The first day of each month (and two Monday’s following) I host an indie night with a mixture of live music and nightlife. I am hoping that the club night will invite new audiences to the independent music scene within Manchester. It is also so refreshing to work with people who are wanting to help you out as much as they can.
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as a music industry professional?
Initially, I knew I wanted to be running a project alongside my studies. It has helped me put theory into practice – now what I am learning makes a lot more sense because I’m seeing it from a business perspective. My course has taught me the basics like networking to hosting a well-organised event, and without being taught that, I would have been clueless.
Anything you’re really looking forward to?
I am excited to be hosting Aziz Ibrahim and Inder Goldfinger at Jimmy’s on Friday 28th December. Aziz was a replacement guitarist for The Stone Roses and co-writer for Ian Brown’s ‘Unfinished Monkey Business’ album. As a huge Ian Brown fan, this is a huge achievement for myself and I feel very honoured to be working with Aziz and Inder Goldfinger and I very much look forward to it! You can get tickets here.