Wall of Sound PR

After attending the University of Liverpool to study Archaeology of Ancient Civilisations and watch a lot of Lost, Jamie deferred his studies to follow his real passion in life when his fledgling band landed a record deal with Bad Religion imprint Epitaph Records. Following a short-lived career as a professional musician he began promoting rock shows independently in Liverpool, before moving into event management with Mama Group and various festivals. Previous connections led him to a role in artist management and A&R alongside Starwood Management where he continues to work closely with Marmozets and other burgeoning artists, eventually starting Wall of Sound PR from scratch in 2012. He is also a freelance journalist and has contributed to Drowned In Sound, The Skinny, The 405, The Metro and many more publications, whilst working on his own fiction writing in his spare time.

“Whilst we represent clients from a wide range of musical backgrounds, at its core Wall of Sound PR is based on a punk attitude – I care deeply about fostering a sense of community, working ethically and providing a fair deal for musicians and independent labels. A personal touch with members of the media and a genuine passion for our clients ensure that we strive to provide the best service possible on every campaign we take on.”

You can contact Jamie directly on: jamie[at]wallofsoundpr.co.uk

As the drummer of Worcester punk’n’roll band Fights and Fires, Lee has an innate knowledge of the life of a touring DIY musician and is especially well connected to the European underground music scene. Starting out at independent punk label Lockjaw Records, he progressed to running Worcester-based company Saviour PR before joining Wall of Sound PR in September 2015.

“Having met hundreds and hundreds of musicians through touring, you quickly realize that bands are complex things. Bands are understanding, passionate and try incredibly hard to accomplish their goals, but rarely get a fair deal. Every band is different, has different aims and wants to achieve many different things throughout their career. I strive to offer bands a fair deal, work hard, achieve results and gain as much coverage as I can. No jargon and no false promises.”

You can contact Lee directly on: lee[at]wallofsoundpr.co.uk

Previously working with the likes of London-based PR companies Trail of Press and Brace Yourself, Charlie recently went freelance and joined Wall of Sound PR in February 2016. He is a co-partner at Gallows’ record label Venn Records and also promotes shows in his home town of Guildford under the GU1 Punx moniker. Just like Lee, he is also a drummer, which makes you wonder why you can never find one when you need one and when you don’t you end up with two of them. Typical.

“I’m charlie & I’m a publicist based in Guildford/Kingston. I used to work for a label and with a couple PR companies until I left to get paid to tweet for some alcohol brands. I hated it. I now work with bands I really care about as well as being a co-partner at Venn Records. I pride myself on being as honest and open as I can be with my work – I can’t ever promise you the cover of Rolling Stone but I promise i’ll take the time to genuinely listen to what you’ve got to say.”

You can contact Charlie directly on: charlie[at]wallofsoundpr.co.uk

Based in the East Midlands, Chris got his start as a hired pen for some of our favourite specialist music sites including Shout4Music, Punktastic & Bring The Noise. After studying music at the University of Middlesex, Chris returned home to intern in a commercial PR agency and moonlight as a freelance publicist for various punk bands and record labels. Chris teamed up with Wall of Sound in January 2017.

“My experiences as a writer, editor, promoter and musician have taught me how important it is to trust the people you work with.  I enjoy nothing more than having a hand in the success of the bands on my roster and will always work as hard as I can to help them achieve their goals.” 

You can contact Chris directly on: chris[at]wallofsoundpr.co.uk