Just like being a musician, I believe being in business can be one of the most creative spaces around. After 9 years of being a freelance musician marrying the two worlds together was an inevitable step for me. As a result Metropolis Productions Ltd. was incorporated in the summer of 2011. This is a company supplying live music and technical production for the UK & International events industry.
I feel the business world allows me to tap in to another side of my imagination. I’m constantly thinking of new ideas and working out how they can be bought to market. The centre of this is how I think. I find it infinitely exciting that one small ‘whacky’ idea in the middle of the night can lead you in a completely new direction.
Having come from a family of people in business this has not only given me the inspiration to follow this path but also the confidence to try things and take risks. Not everything always works but there’s always something to be learnt any endeavour which can be fed into the next successful idea.
One of the things that fascinates me about this world is working out what engages people. Sometimes what is important to the musician can be very different to that of the client. Discovering the clients’ concerns and giving them confidence, whist still giving our musicians and crew the very best platform to perform and work in, are at the very centre of what I feel is important.
For me, the most important part of developing this entrepreneurial spirit is having the ability, through hard work, to create a lifestyle which is truly enriching. The financial gains can obviously play a part in this but in my opinion establishing a rewarding work / balance is more fundamental. The other aspect which I love is creating a team where like minded people can come and work together with enthusiasm and passion.