T H E C A R T E L
C H R I S T I A N T R Y H O R N | D I R E C T O R
I've been involved in bands and playing in the music scene for 20 years. I started in bands in Central QLD where I grew up, also organising gigs and lineups. Travelled various parts of the world in my 20's, playing in Europe, NZ, Canada and Japan, then came back to Brisbane to start Transvaal Diamond Syndicate. Aside from booking our own regular 70+ date tours around Oz and self-managing a band from start-up to becoming a regular on the national Blues Roots Festival circuit, I was noticing that there were many artists with not much idea on where to start with promotions/management etc. Thus Beats Cartel was born. I'm keen to work with a stable of bands and pass on what i've learnt (the hard way haha) along with growing the overall scene nationally through working with quality original acts and music venues, building bands up until their export ready whilst also touring international acts domestically. I curate 2 pretty solid festivals Mojo Burning and Dead of Winter and love this the most.
K I M B E R L Y F E R G U S O N | D I R E C T O R
I studied media and marketing and found myself working in commercial radio as an announcer and creative writer, after two years of selling my soul to music I didn't believe in, I quit, travelled and returned to own a live music venue in Victoria. From booking some of the biggest Australian names into my venue and working with hundreds of bands, agents and management I know that this industry is tough. It's an eco system that requires mutual respect and cooperation between artists, venues and management. I believe that by working together, towards the same common goal, to create more opportunities for original music and musicians in Australia we can achieve great gigs, events and careers. I moved to QLD and joined Beats Cartel 5 years ago and haven't looked back. I love working with venues, artists and creative concept events. I'm a big fan of blues, rock and roots and have a secret love for groove and funk bands.