June 20, 2011
In addition to running Iron Man Records, I work as a Tour Manager and help bands find just about everything else tour related.
I can also find the best Vehicle for your tour and help keep you to your budget. (Splitter, Gear Van, Car, Minibus etc)
Email or Call for more info: Mark: (+44) 07974 746810
I can be found frequently in or around Birmingham, Cardiff and London.
I can help you find: Drivers, Vehicles, Merchandise, Production, Backline, Crew, Rehearsal, Recording, Press, Promotion, Online strategy.
Driving /TM Services
Most of my work is based around Tour Management in the Music Industry but I have also worked with the Theatre and Film Industry.
I have played in all sorts of bands myself over the years, I’ve organised 1000′s of gigs as i used to put on regular shows in Birmingham, I’ve set up tours, managed bands, put together press kits, pr and promotion strategies, worked out online strategies for artists big and small, i run a record label, and i’ve dealt with all sorts of madness along the way. I have an understanding of most problems, pressures and issues that performers and their crew may face. I’ve taken a lot of people to a lot of gigs from living rooms, small venues, squats, warehouses, TV and Radio Stations to major music venues and festivals of all shapes and sizes.
I’m not an expert in everything ever but if I can’t help you or fix a problem i usually have a name or number in my phone that might resolve any issues along the way.
I have a clean driving licence with a C1 and D1 which means I can tow trailers and drive any van or splitter.
I’m a freelance, I work for you. This means that if you employ me I can find you a good vehicle or trailer or anything else you might need so that’s less work you have to do. I can source Splitters, Gear vans, Cars, Minibuses…anything you might need.
I have an active interest in internet and social media. If you’re interested in how I could help with your, or your artist’s on-line presence get in touch.
I’ve been on the internet since 1996, and I’ve been active running sites since then.
I charge per day. I charge a ‘set day rate’. This is negotiable depending on what you want me to do.
I expect PDs and buyout/catering on any work where I’m away overnight, and buyout/catering on any day over 8 hours.
Some recent Artists / Clients
Seasick Steve, The Brand New Heavies, Crystal Castles, The Orb, Barry Adamson, Vagina Monologues, Jay Reatard, Nightingales, Ivo Papasov, Sierra Meastra, Police Bastard, Dufus, Son de la Frontera, Jeffrey Daniel, Johnny 2 Bad, XOVA, Johnny Foreigner and many others…..
(Long Wheel VW Crafter Splitter Van shown above is an example of the type of vehicle I most often use when working with Clients.)
December 20, 2009
Iron Man Records offers specialist legal advice to anyone involved in music through Kevan Tidy at Tidylaw. Before working with Iron Man records Kevan was a musician and a songwriter. He encountered the usual problems and attempted scams of the record industry and had to develop an interest and expertise in contracts and copyright.
Kevan soon realised that the only lawyers dealing in this kind of law were mainly in London and very expensive. There was nothing for up and coming musicians.
Kevan decided to qualify as a solicitor and try to help. Kevan has never turned anyone away on the grounds that they cannot afford it. This applies to anyone, not just musicians. Kevan can help aspiring inventors, film makers, writers, musicians etc.
September 1, 2009
Get a gig at Base Studios at their new 200 capacity music venue:
The Base, Unit 14, Gainsborough Industrial Estate, Rufford Road, Stourbridge, DY9 7ND
Tel – 07711 582 880 or Warren on 07711 046711
also, get your music on the local radio station…..
Basement Sound Radio – Underground Music Radio based in Stourbridge, West Midlands.
Underground music station, Basement Sound Radio (BSR) has topped its record this month by reaching over a quarter of a million listeners. Orginally set up as a basic music podcast, BSR was transformed into a radio show and launched on 28 October 2008 – its aim, to provide an alternative to mainstream music entertainment shows by playing more current, unorthadox and unsigned bands. The playlist is fused with original, satirical commentary and informative insight by top underground presenters. Shows such as ‘Metal Time’ and ‘The Alan Neill Rock Show’ are heard in over 30 different countries and offer the listener maximum thrills and bands a dedicated platform to potentially launch their careers.
Chris Murphy, producer and founder of Basement Sound Radio, said “We are delighted to have reached so many listeners. Its great to think that we kept our faithful followers since we launched and have gained so many more. It just goes to show that there are a lot of people out there who want to know more about the underground music scene”.
Nick J Townsend, one of the main presenters on the show commented, “Its great to be part of such a success story so far and I can’t wait to see the station expand into new areas”.
Any bands wanting to be part of the show should contact team at basementsound.co.uk
July 29, 2008
Do you want to licence any Iron Man releases or take copies at wholesale prices to distribute in your territory? More info / reviews / one sheet for each release and MP3′s can be supplied if required. Here is a list of releases from Iron Man Records.
IMB6001 I.O.D. : Mundane Existence CD mini lp 2000
IMB6002 P.A.I.N featuring Howard Marks : Let Me Grow More Weed CDsingle 2000
IMB6003 P.A.I.N : Our Universe Commences Here Vinyl/CD LP 2001
IMB6004 LESS: “And I’ll see you never work again” taunted Florence CDLP 2001
IMB6005 GORGEOUS: Cursed with Being….. CDLP 2003
IMB6660 LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCHORD : Negative Entropy CDLP 2001
DLPR2006 PIGFISH: The Reverend James CD mini LP 2003
IMB6006 coming soon…….
IMB6007 SIST: Talking Points Not Tragedies CDEP 2004
IMB6008 ACADEMY MORTICIANS: What Happened? CDLP 2004
IMB6009 P.A.I.N: Oh my god, we’re doing it! CDLP re-issue 2005
IMB6010 LAST UNDER THE SUN: Windfall CDLP 2004
IMB6011 LAST UNDER THE SUN: All Empires Crumble CDEP 2005
IMB6012 LAST UNDER THE SUN: Gone CDLP 2005
IMB6013 SENSA YUMA: Up yours! CDLP 2004
IMB6015 DUFUS: Neuborns CDLP 2004
IMB6016 DUFUS: The Last Classed Blast CDLP 2006
IMB6017 NIGHTINGALES: Out Of True CDLP 2006
May 20, 2007
Framework Recording Studios
Iron Man Records works with Framework studios, Birmingham which is now part of Musoplex.com. Simon Reeves who runs Framework is offering any new or independent band the opportunity to record at this Birmingham based studio at a negotiable rate. Framework Studios has worked with Napalm Death, Carcass, Cathedral, Meathook Seed, P.J.Harvey, Ride, Family Cat and other acts including Harpies, Damn Dirty Apes, Last under The Sun, IOD, Godsize, Long Time Dead, Locus of Control.
If you are after brutal sounds and a top producer call Simon at Framework on: 07790 158210 or visit www.Musoplex.com