Monstrous Child has evolved into the boutique management that we had envisioned when when we set up back in October 2018. We set out then with some firm principals. I am glad to say that we have maintained those standards and ethics and managed to achieve the necessary growth to consolidate and move forward.
2021 didn’t cut many people any breaks and the short open window afforded by Covid produced mixed results for most.
We were very lucky, all things considered. The restricted lockdown at least gave us the opportunity to put on several ‘socially distanced’ shows with limited audiences.
It was a formula that we had worked with before with Del Bromham. His solo story teller shows were very successful and really laid the template for the ‘An Audience with Spike’ tour. Well… it started off as one date and ended 29 shows later. Most of the shows sold out and Spike was presented with the Great Music Stories award for Best Live Act 2021! Some mean achievement against some fantastic bands. We look forward to continuing working with Spike into 2021 with his new ‘Late Night Songs and Late Night Stories’ tour, ably assisted by the loyal Chris Tielmann.
Vambo had two hugely successful tours. Firstly, with Cats in Space and then Praying Mantis. During difficult times we appreciated the numbers who turned out for these shows. After consideration, we decided that Vambo would benefit from managing themselves to gain some hands on experience. Monstrous Child shall continue as their exclusive booking agent.
2022 looks like it will be busy again for us. Stray, Praying Mantis and Vambo all have new albums coming out and live shows are booking well.
We have enjoyed putting on many shows at The Cavern during the last year and look forward to continuing our fantastic relationship with this unique South London venue.
If you have any specific requirements or interest please contact me directly… I am sure you will be hearing from me anyway soon!
Best Wishes / Paul Newcomb