Alan James

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  • Hold Tight


Hold Tight is a music management and creative production company currently managing, Real World Records artists Spiro and 9Bach and working with Peacock Angell.

Hold Tight has also worked with The Bays and The Heritage Orchestra, The Imagined Village, Chris Wood's Handmade Life and Mercury Prize nominated artist, Sam Lee.

In the past Alan has worked with Ananda Shankar, Gopal Shankar Misra, The Drummers of Burundi, co-programmed WOMAD Festivals, and was Head Of Contemporary Music at Arts Council England for five years.

Alan was Executive Chair of the Welsh Music Foundation, Chairman of the English Folk, Dance and Song Society and was also a Director of Cerdd Cymru:Music Wales, the partnership which brought WOMEX to Cardiff in 2013.

Alan is also a well-travelled world music DJ and as "AJ" has played for WOMAD, The Big Chill, GWR Radio and at countless clubs, concerts and festivals.

Alan made his WOMEX debut as a showcase DJ at the first ever edition in Berlin...

participating in

  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005
  • WOMEX 2004
  • WOMEX 2003
  • WOMEX 2002
  • WOMEX 2001