Nick Simcock

Lecturer: Business


Job title: Lecturer: Business

Courses taught: BA (Hons) Music (Business), Professional Studies

Specialisms: Live Music Management, Branding and Marketing

Nick Simcock is a festival director, venue manager and mini-label founder from the North of England.

Starting his career in Sheffield, Nick worked on early shows for the Arctic Monkeys alongside the likes of The Killers, Bloc Party and the huge wave of indie artists who came through circa 2005. He went on to do touring work for Island Records and with bands such as Babyshambles and The Bravery.

This integral knowledge of the musical map led to Nick being snapped up by Sheffield Students' Union as an in-house promoter at the multi-award winning venues that the city is known for. He joined a cutting edge team responsible for promoting and breaking acts as varied as Mark Ronson, Metronomy and Russell Brand.

Not satisfied with just this creative outlet, Nick co-founded Dead Young Records, a Northern record label and promotions company. A&Ring acts such as Paul Thomas Saunders and The Lucid Dream whilst promoting shows for a diverse range of acts including Richard Hawley, Dutch Uncles and Julia Holter in venues as varied as Art Deco cinemas, gothic churches, boats and wooded glades.

Nick is currently the in-house promoter at legendary Leeds bar Oporto, a regular stop on the UK touring circuit as well as director of High & Lonesome Festival and events. He also works on the production for Live at Leeds, Bluedot, End of the Road and Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.

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