AFTER 25 years at the University of East Anglia (UEA) Students Union venue The Waterfront (cap. 700) in Norwich, Paul Ingleby has joined multi-venue operator VMS Live as booker and promoter.
Ingleby will work across VMS-managed venues such as ULU Live (828) in London, Preston Guild Hall (2,034), the 1,000-capacity Asylum at Hull University Union and Manchester Academy’s four venues (2,525, 900, 650 and 450) for the University of Manchester Student’s Union.
Ingleby began working full-time at The Waterfront when the Union began managing it in 1993, renting it from owner Norwich City Council. VMS became a business partner with the Union in 2014.
He will continue booking UEA’s main hall (1,550), The Waterfront and Waterfront Studio (200) under UEA’s partnership with VMS.
“There is no change in regards to any current bookings, pencils and offers for UEA and The Waterfront,” says Ingleby. “I will now, however, also be booking for the other clients we work with at VMS.”
Among the many highlights of his time at The Waterfront, he cites booking two consecutive nights with Skunk Anansie in October 1999 and three with Ed Sheeran in July 2011..
“I had a really good 25 years at The Waterfront but it was time to move on and work with other venues,” he says.