Name: James Spence

Company: Atonal Music Agency

Title: Booking Agent

Based in: Brighton, UK

Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster?

Booking agency based in Brighton representing an international and domestic roster of musicians. Our niche is on the more progressive side of rock and metal.

And can you tell us a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment?

I’m currently working with acts like Conjurer (UK), Ithaca (UK), Holy Fawn (US) and The Callous Daoboys (US). All these artists released fantastic records in 2022 and are currently on cycle touring those internationally. I’m also working with some domestic acts that we’re developing within the UK.

What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music?

Probably when I was about 14! I was an obsessive music fan as a teenager and started promoting shows in a local village hall as my entry point into this. I’m from a very DIY punk/hardcore background in terms of my beginnings and I try my best to carry so of the ethos of that into what I’m doing now.

Which acts are you looking forward to seeing this year at SPOT?

Demersal, Feather Mountain

Best show you’ve ever seen hands down? 

Nils Frahm at Barbican, London