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Managing Talent – Henry Carden, 33

Managing Talent
26 April 2018

Building emerging careers - Quiet Crown, Middlesbrough


Artiste roster:

Cattle & Cane, Cape Cub, Joe Hammill, Chad Male

Favourite venues for showcasing/playing:

The Georgian Theatre, Stockton and The Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough

Importance of playing live:

“I love stats more than I probably should, but as the datafication of culture becomes increasingly prevalent, it’s vital for artistes to connect with audiences and show them something real.”

Other emerging acts to watch:

Dylan Cartlidge, Avalanche Party, Tom Joshua

Greatest lesson learned:

“Behind every great artiste is a great team.”

Worst live experience:

“My old band had a fairly dramatic tyre blowout on the autobahn between Munich and Stuttgart. The van was a write-off and the replacement was essentially a greenhouse on wheels. We only missed one show before getting back on the road, driving to Copenhagen, and playing to about eight people.”

Current live projects:

“Cattle & Cane have an acoustic tour alongside Nerina Pallot in April, Canadian Music Week in May and their biggest ever headline show on 8 June at Middlesbrough Town Hall. Cape Cub have a run of regional showcase festivals ahead of a headline gig at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen in London on 14 June.”

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