- function: promoter, booking agent, record store owner
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- WOMEX 2013
Kevin Stuart has worked in the South African music industry for 18 years. After working in music retail in Johannesburg and London he began working at Sheer Sound record label starting as a rep and moving into A ‘n R, events, sponsorships and finally developing touring circuits for artists on the Sheer label.
He left Sheer Sound in early 2000’s to start his own label (Ready Rolled Records) and to freelance on events and festivals. As the need for labels began to subside he began promoting his own events and also worked as an events specialist for Joy of Jazz as technical production manager and the Macufe Festival at the international artist procurement manager (Keri Hilson, Anthony Hamilton, The O’Jays, Gerald Albright etc…). He was also a director of the Joburg Arts Alive Festival 2006 to 2009.
Kevin is currently working with Breakout Management which is an artist booking agent and concert promoting company. The company is the South African booking agent for Oliver Mtukudzi. Its other role is acting as an international artist procurement manager and festival development. He has booked numerous international artists and together with Breakout developed festival properties such as: One Night in Africa, Parklife and The Winter Jazz Festival.