Founded in 2007, Riotsquad Publicity is the working partnership of two of the UK’s leading alternate music publicists, Julie Allison and Siân Williams. We work across many musical genres from jazz to folk, experimental to world and all those in-between.
With a diverse range of interests and skills, Riotsquad Publicity offer individually tailored campaigns that best deliver the maximum results for our clients. Between us we have more than 40 years experience in many aspects of the music business (we’ve worked as radio presenters, journalists, in sales and marketing, as DJ’s, publicists, tour producers, worked at major labels and even run smaller ones). Together, and individually, we provide print, online and broadcast publicity campaigns for a diverse range of projects including album releases, gigs, tours, festivals and book launches.
We have handled promotional campaigns for some of the world’s most remarkable artists including Bellowhead, Snarky Puppy, Jerry Dammers & The Spatial AKA Orchestra, GoGo Penguin, Icebreaker, Mehliana, Anoushka Shankar, Seun Kuti, John Paul Jones and Supersilent, Seth Lakeman, Portico Quartet, Zara MacFarlane, Brad Mehldau, John Harle & Marc Almond, Anthony Joseph, Meshell Ndegeocello, Angie Scott, George Benson, Loose Tubes, Vinicus Cantuaria, Robert Glasper, Neil Cowley Trio, Mavis Staples, Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Led Bib, Allen Toussaint, Sons of Kemet, Mariza, Ben E King, Empirical, Eliza Carthy, Get The Blessing, Spiro, Tigran, Matthew Halsall, The Gondwana Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Soul Rebels Brass Band and many, many more. We have also worked for festivals, Ronnie Scott’s, the Roundhouse and both the Southbank and Barbican centres.
In 2017 co-founder Kerstan Mackness left to concentrate on his management, production and consultancy company, Funky Fly Music.