Taz Alexander

last updated on 07/01/17

I am an experienced creative all-rounder with a proven ability to get things done with understanding, enthusiasm and clarity. My skills set enables me to facilitate, communicate and prioritise within a working environment. I have the ability to bring my creative mind and my logical abilities togeth… Read more

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Employment History

Artist Liaison Consultant
Lake of Stars Festival - Malawi
2016

Show Manager - The Streets
Serious - www.thestreets.london
Nov 2015 - present

Show Manager - Christmas Light Festival, Oxford
Ian Nolan Events
2016

BLOCK9 - Glastonbury
Production Coordinator
2015 - present

Promoter's Representative and Bar Manager
The Nest Collective
2013-2014

Artist Liaison Manager, Event Manager and Team member.
Festivals and Concerts
2006 – Present
Lake of Stars, Malawi Artist Liaison team
LWE events Ticketing team
Courtyard Beer and
Cider Festival Artist Liaison Manager- Plantpot Ltd (Green Man) 2015
WOMAD: Artist Liaison Office Assistant (2013 - present) and Runner Manager 2007 - 2012
Green Man Festival: Back Stage and Artist Liaison Manager for Far Out Stage 2007 - present
Love Supreme: Artist Liaison Team 2013
Bestival: Rizlab Stage Artist Liaison Driver 2012 and Assistant Lighting Tech for ‘Fleetfoxes’
Big Chill: Runner Manager 2006 - 2008
End of the Road: Artist Liaison Team 2007 - present
Glastonbury: Stage Tech
Knockangorrach: Stage Tech
Rudolstadt: Stage Tech for ‘Show of Hands’
GreenBelt: Stage Tech for ‘Show of Hands’

Team Manager/Supervisor
IMPACT
2013 - 2014

Artist Liaison Manager.
Nova Festival 2012
I managed every aspect of production, transportation, visas, accommodation, technical and pre-production of the Artists' participation in this Festival.

Producer,
POZFEST
2010 – 2012
This festival allowed me to use my experience from the entertainments industry to manage all aspects of the production from site arrangements, transport, stage management, artist liaison, site stewarding, traders, security and licensing.
I had total control over the booking of bands and the festival programming.

Assistant Artist Liaison Manager
Haiti Fundraiser @ the Roundhouse
Beanstalk
February 2010

Merchandise Manager:
Ninja Tune XX, Bonobo and Hidden Orchestra Tours
2010 – 2011
I managed the ordering, buying, selling and accounting of all merchandise for these tours. I ensured that all tours had vibrant sales areas and a profit was made on all tours.

Tour manager /Singer and Collaborator
Juno Reactor
1997 – 2012
Working with the band entailed Tour Management that includes: Visa application and management, Flights, Accommodation and transport from South Africa/Japan/Germany/UK where various members live.
We have headlined Glade festival, Fujirock and Sonicmania in Japan, Ozora festival amongst many others and have toured extensively round the world.
Juno Reactor have written and been included in the soundtracks of 'The Matrix reloaded', 'Matrix Revolution', Once upon a Time in Mexico' and 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' amongst others.

‘Genius’
Apple Macintosh
2004 – 2009 Apple Store, Regent Street, London
My interest and technical knowledge of computing enabled me to be in the first cohort of Apple employees within the UK. I was an Apple Gen-ius that meant that I was a member of the HUB of the technical arm of the business.

Computer Support and Training
2003 - Present
Freelance Trouble Shooting, teaching and Technical Support

Web Design and Support
2001 - 2011

Surf Maroc Villa, Morocco.
Manager
March – July 2010
I took on the responsibilities of solely running this popular Surf Villa. Duties include: bookings, transport, airport transfers, allocating rooms, su-pervising the cleaners, hosting, managing the chefs, hiring out surf equipment, car rental, health and safety and security.

Singer and Musician
TAZ ALEXANDER
1982 – Present
I am a singer and musician and have worked with various different producers and acts including Juno Reactor, Al-pha-x and Sounds from the Ground.
I was a founder member and writer of the world fusion group Sin É who toured extensively throughout the world and made 3 albums which were received with critical acclaim.
I am an accomplished musician who can play the Violin, Guitar, Bodhran and Percussion. I produce and record my own Music. I have been playing since 1973, accomplished the highest grades and completed an artisan guitar-making course.

Goldsmiths BIG strings: A string group whose debut gig was with the Neil Cowley Trio at the barbican in 2012
Goldsmith Vocal Ensemble: An on going contemporary choir.
Hofesh Shechter Company/Antony
Gormley Drummer –- ‘Survivor’ @ the Barbican January 12-14 2012
The Jazz Cigarettes: Live karaoke band voted favourite band of 2010 in Grazia Magazine
Solo Singer/Songwriter: Toured with Christy Moore, John Otway and appeared with Van Morrison, Labi Siffre and Taj Mahal among others.
Junction: Co writer and collaborator. Appeared at Glastonbury’s Avalon stage. With Ted Barnes (Clayhill and Beth Orton)
Sin É: Founder Member. 3 Albums all gaining the number 1 spot in the Folk charts in UK and US. Headlined Guilfest, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Folk in the Fall and The London Jazz Festival among others.
Headlined at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival.
Performed and wrote a specially commissioned Show at Lincoln Centre, New York.
Extensively toured the world and 2 British council tours in Kazakhstan and Syria.
Al-Pha-X: Featured Vocalist and co writer on ‘A Plea for Sanity’, ‘Slowdown’ and ‘Al-Pha-X: Remixed’ as well as various compilation albums by Bar Da Lune and others.
Juno Reactor: Singer and collaborator and Tour Manager
The Sun Kings: Featured Vocalist and collaborator on ‘Hall of Heads’, Soul Sleeping’ and ‘Before we Die’ (earned plau-dits from Brian Eno and John Peel)
Sounds from the Ground: Featured Vocalist on ‘Luminal’ and ‘High Rising’
Electrique Boutique: Featured Vocalist on ‘HEAL’.
Show of hands: Featured Vocalist Various live concerts.
Acapella Group: I was commissioned to organise an acapella group to perform at the Eden Sessions. I arranged the repertoire for 4 part harmony.

And’Art Marrakech 2010
Terre sans Frontiere.
www.terresansfrontiere.org/index.php/andart/andart-marrakech-2010
I was invited to become involved in this project, a residency in Marrakech, bringing together artists, musicians and film makers from around the world to collaborate and explore our different mediums culminating with a concert at the Theatre Royal, Marrakech.

Follow Spot Operator
Royal Albert Hall And The Big Chill
2003 - 2006
I was a follow spot operator for concerts, lectures, Opera and Ballet including: ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Carmen’, ‘Mobo Awards’, ‘Festival of Remem-brance’, ‘National TV Awards’.
The Big Chill: ‘David Byrne’, Leonard Cohan and others.

Learning Support Assistant
Crampton Primary School
1999 - 2002


Referees: Julie Guerrin julie@womad.org
Carolyn MacDonald: carolynmcdonald1@hotmail.com