Sam Tucker – CV


Event programming // Stage management & Artist Liaison // Booking Agent // +44 (0) 7919871867 // // 08.06.1989

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Brief description:

I am a music industry professional with a wide range of events experience over the past 5 years. I am passionate about artist development with a goal to contribute quality, creative, pure music to the worlds rapidly changing musical landscape. My approach to music programming is varied with a focus on quality live performance. Musically ranging from World music, Hip Hop, Rock, Folk, Electronic and beyond.

In an event atmosphere I am hard working, attentive, and consider myself a team player with respect for authority and a strong understanding of the importance of running a show at a professional standard. I have good communication skills, repore with artists, festival production staff, sound engineers, event control and local council. I also have vast experience in problem solving last minute, unexpected issues.
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Full time employment

Current: Yuppies Music (booking agency, freelance production and tour management)

In 2015 I left Diplomats of Sound to peruse my own creative projects, to build and develop the artists that I represent and to gain further free-lance work. Currently looking after 7 artists, with an emphasis on Japanese music. I have plans to expand to 9 artists before 2016. Feel free to look at the website bellow:

Diplomats of Sound – Booking Agency & Production


Artist Programming (2012 – 2015)

Chai Wallahs is the largest independent touring festival venue in the UK. It is run by Diplomats of Sound. Scouting acts, dealing with submissions, negotiating fee’s, preparing technical advances, co-ordinate with festival media officer and programmers.

Booking agent (2014 – present)

Acts include: Soil & Pimp sessions(JP), Manu Delago Handmade(AU), Hermigervill(IS), Cocos Lovers(UK), Stuff.(BE), Impermanence Dance Theatre(UK), Daisuke Tanabe(JP), Toshio Matsuura Presents HEX(JP).

Web & Design (2011 – 2015)

Back end website development, poster design, social media element design, building news letters



Additional Skills

  • Radio communication
  • Time management
  • Administration
  • HTML
  • Contract law
  • Stage announcements & comparing
  • Basic video editing


Software I am competent with

  • Photoshop
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mail Chimp
  • Topspin
  • Word Press



Freelance Production


Stage Management & Artist Liason

Shambala Festival – Chai Wallahs

Included Artists: Ghost Poet, Submotion Orchestra



Stage Management & Artist Liason

Sunrise – Chai Wallahs

Beach Break Live – Chai Wallahs

Kendal Calling – Chai Wallahs

Green Man – Chai Wallahs

Shambala – Chai Wallahs

Mannifest – Chai Wallahs

Included Artists: Reef, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Zion Train, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Lucy Rose, Craig Charles, Dreadzone, Nick Mulvey



Artist Liaison

Birmingham Reggae City – All stages


Stage Management & Artist Liaison

Fusion Festival – Chai Wallahs (Germany)

Boom Town – Chai Wallahs

Kendal Calling – Chai Wallahs

Green Man – Chai Wallahs

Shambala – Chai Wallahs

Ethnobling Summer Party – Brixton Jam

Boom Town – Bonfire Party

Included Artists: Hollie Cook, Johnny Clark, Mr Scruff, DJ Yoda, Fatima, Dub Pistols, Syd Arthur



Stage Management

Love Saves The Day – Black Butter Stage

High Definition – Stage 2

Re-mixed Festival – Village under Ground


Artist Liaison

Dimensions Festival – Central AL manager (Croatia)

Outlook Festival – Main Stage (Croatia)


Stage Management & Artist Liaison

Fusion Festival – Chai Wallahs (Germany)

Boom Town – Boom Box Stage

Kendal Calling – Chai Wallahs

Green Man – Chai Wallahs

Shambala – Chai Wallahs

Somersault – Cha Wallahs

Including Artists: Barrington Levy, Horace Andy, DJ Premier, Kate Tempest, Young Fathers, Goldie, Public Service Broad Casting, Floating Points, Theo Parish, Shy FX, Gorgon City, Little Roy, The Orb



Stage Management

Love Saves The Day – Stage 3

Smugglers Records Presents Tinariwen – Main Stage

Re-mixed Festival – Richmix, London


Artist Liaison

Bloc – Main Stage


Stage Management & Artist Liaison

Body & Soul – Chai Wallahs(Ireland)

Including Artists: Jon Hopkins, Autechre, Hudson Mohawk, Tinarewen, Skepta, David Rodigan, Jazzie B, Gwan Blues All Stars


Tour Management

Hermigervill – Sheffield Night Café, London Passing Clouds, Brighton Presuming Eds, Bristol Canteen, Troy Fest.

Soil & Pimp Sessions – Fusion Germany, Glastonbury West Holts, Amsterdam North Sea Jazz Club, Rotterdam Bird, Scotland Kelburn Garden Party, Bristol Colston Hall, London Jazz Café, Manchester Band on the Wall, Mostley Jazz Festival, Lyon Marquise, Sete Worldwide Festival.



Music Media & Management – London Metropolitan (2008 – 2011)

Finished with 2.1

Modules included: Music law, tour management, event management, publishing, music history, marketing, data analysis…


Previous work experience (2005 – 2011)

  • Fat Cat Records
  • Skint Records
  • One Little Indian Records
  • Play it By Ear Promotions
  • Suede’s Management
  • Beggars Banquet (4AD, Rough Trade, XL, Matador)
  • Hop Farm Festival (traffic management)
  • End of the road (Stewarding)


Other achievements

22 Tracks (2012 – present) I was asked to join singer songwriter Nick Mulvey as a contributor to this European playlist blog for emerging British folk music.

Universal Music (2013) I was invited as the guest speaker for an under 25’s music industry conference.

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate (2013 – 2014) – Assistant to the manager, Sam Gill. Dealing with design tasks, PRS submissions and collections, gig listing, industry showcase applications, funding applications.


Personnel Interests

Japanese Student – I attend an evening class learning Japanese. Currently at Beginner level.

Story writing – I write stories for children (un published)

Painting – I enjoy painting with water colours, oil paints and a variety of other materials

Puppet making – in 2014 I made my first puppet, a character from one of my stories.

Other: Cooking, cycling, swimming



Dan Rafferty

Shambala Festival & Kambe Events

Head of Music Programming

+44 0 7960949415


Andre Marmot

Wormfood Events & Booking agency

Managing director

+44 0 7900430996


Mikey Jarrell

Eye of The Storm Event Staffing & Advancing

Co-owner & manager

+44 0 7792671560

More references on request.


Thanks for reading & please get in touch if you are interested in working with me in any capacity.

Sincerely, Sam Tucker // +44 (0) 7919871867 // 35 Fernbank Road, Bristol
















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