Music Chats: The Art of Live | Shows and Touring
If you’re an artist or band looking to do more shows, an aspiring booking agent or even dream of promoting or running a venue - this is the professional development panel event for you. We’ll be discussing getting started and developing your live show chops, from booking shows, to selling those tickets to even picking the right venues for your act, and overall - what makes a really great gig. On Sunday Sep 24th we’ll be joined at The Front by one of the driving forces behind renowned Canberra venue sideway Xav Askew, Jimmy Kleiner from Select Music and Jamila Grace from moretocome (The Terrys, Le Shiv) and lead singer of GRXCE to chat all things live shows - join us for a great learning and networking opportunity and of course, a bar tab at The Front Gallery on us!
Guiding the live careers of gold-selling and ARIA nominated artists, Jimmy Kleiner is a booking agent at Australia’s largest independent booking agency, Select Music. Jimmy represents a roster of artists that includes Teenage Joans, Sons Of The East, Yours Truly, L.A.B, Eliza & The Delusionals, Between You & Me and many others. He’s no stranger to touring, having previously lapped the world as a tour manager in the early 2010’s, working across world-renowned events such as Vans Warped Tour (USA) and Slam Dunk Festival (UK).
Xavier manages beloved bar, club and live music venue sideway, a venue which has fostered an incredible community of local creatives right here in the heart of Canberra. The venue has hosted an incredible range of diverse and internationally renowed acts during Xav's time including Skin on Skin, dreamcastmoe, Mulalo and Soichi Terada. He also previously worked at Australian music powerhouse Astral People assisting with international tour bookings and promoting.
Manager by day, artist by night - Jamila Grace is no stranger to the world of multitasking. After establishing Eora/Sydney-based indie-rock band, GRXCE in late 2021 Jamila decided to also take the reins as band manager, a happy accident that uncovered her love for both the performing and behind the scenes roles in the music industry. This love ultimately landed her a position as Day to Day Manager at moretocome which houses The Terrys & Le Shiv on its roster. Within this role she has co-ordinated touring logistics for The Terrys debut international shows in New Zealand and Europe and for many national shows, support slots, festivals and events for both The Terrys & Le Shiv. Furthermore, Jamila has been acting booking agent for GRXCE co-ordinating their mammoth 18-date, three and a half month long debut tour and landing them support slots with the likes of The Rions, Sly Withers, Beddy Rays & more.