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Meet Harry

Harry Burgess

Bookings Specialist

 

Hello! I’m Harry and I’m delighted to be joining the Encore team as Bookings Specialist. For me, nothing beats the experience of seeing live music—so it’s truly exciting to be part of a group whose innovative platform is enriching the lives of thousands of musicians working throughout the UK every day.

I recently moved to London from Sydney, Australia, finishing my degree in music composition at the Sydney Conservatorium at the end of 2017. Being trained as a composer, I dabble in more instruments than you can count on two hands (but electric guitar and trombone are the only two instruments I’d ever play in front of an audience).

Recently, I’ve focused on forging relationships between electroacoustic music and animation—most of my time last year was spent writing a dissertation, and trying to make sense of what all that actually means!

When I’m not spending time making/playing/talking about/listening to music, you’ll either find me watching films, nerding out in Cinema 4D, or trying to finish the countless novels I’ve only gotten half-way through.

Currently listening to:

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard aren’t a band I normally listen to. But last year, they decided to release five new albums … FIVE albums. The fourth album, ‘Polygondwanaland’ (which they put out as a free release), really knocked my socks off. It’s been on rotation for longer than I care to admit.

 

Jonny Venvell

Encore Community Manager, singer, oboist, jazz gig goer.

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