Founding TRustees

 
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Andy Franks

Andy Franks had a short musical career as a bass guitarist. Playing for a couple of years whilst slogging around the German military bases in the early 70’s. He had his 15 mins with the band The Wild Beasts – who achieved Bristol...

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Matt Thomas

Matt has been working in the music industry since 1991. From then until 2007 he was in the major record labels, when he became an artist manager, co-managing a re-formed Squeeze and a variety of other artists. Squeeze was the constant throughout this period and their notorious... 

Trustees

 

Geraldine McEwan

Psychotherapist/Consultant

"I loved working with music, it was my life. When I was a burning out and a liability, there was no support within the industry. When I did get help the feedback was to stay away from music or I would die. Sure, I was vulnerable, dependent - all the things we are at times of great change - but these are not qualities that need exclude a person from the business. Music Support is here so that no one working in the industry need be alone with mental distress." 

Melvin Benn

Managing Director, Festival Republic

"Music Support is a game changer for the industry and I truly believe that bringing the discussion about mental health, depression, drugs and alcohol into the light is benefiting our industry. The first step is reducing the taboo and being able to talk openly which is exactly why I now have Music Support safe tents at all my festivals."

Hugh Gadsdon

Music Publisher and Artist Manager