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Thom Mills 2 Windmill Street, Brighton, BN2 0GN. Mob: 07812 750205 DOB: 01/03/85 Email: thommillsdrums@aol.co.uk Website: www.thommillsdrums.co.uk Profile A highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a vast knowledge of music from the birth of rock and roll to cutting edge modern bands. Excellent exposure to the music industry and the various methods labels use to promote music, including innovative new methods of self-promotion through own bands to reach a wide audience at minimal costs. Effective in using own initiative as well as working within a group to meet challenging deadlines and objectives. A great communicator and extremely well organised with the will and determination needed to succeed.

Work Experience Transgressive Records artist Mechanical Bride . (2007-present) •

Experienced whole album schedule and strategy, recording deadlines and financing, label contracts, touring, promotion, radio, TV, online, videos, singles etc. Gained an insight into internal workings of a successful label.

Worked with label to promote artist, directed online presence, facebook, twitter, website promotion of album.

Major UK & European festivals, Great EscapeUK, Les Inrocks France, Crossing Borders Holland, as well as shows supporting Friendly Fires, Yuck and The Heart and the Hand.

XL subsidiary Abeano artist Sunless ’97. (2011-present) •

Experienced major online press and blog push, importance in today’s industry and how this is engineered.

Live radio session experience, recorded at Maida Vale and aired on radio 1.

Touring UK, with Toro Y Moi, Kwes and oFFlove.

Full time member of Unsigned band Holy Vessels. (2011-present) •

Self-managing album releasecycle, organising all aspects of artist development recording, promotion, touring all in an innovative way to keep costs to a minimum.

Demonstrating strong organisational skills, by producing fully formed finished package to tight schedules.

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Session work (2005-present)

Live performance sessions for Diana Vickers (RCA,Sony Music), Noah and the Whale (Universal Mercury), The Maccabees(Polydor), The Ordinary Boys (Universal) and Newton Faulkner (Sony Music).

Education / Qualifications BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship 2:1 (2003-2006). Brighton Institute Of Modern Music. Merit in HND for contemporary music. (2003-2004). Brighton Institute Of Modern Music. 2 C Grades& 1 D Grade at A2 Level. (2001-2003). Lord Williams School, Thame. Member of the Musicians Union.

Employment Freelance Private Drum Teacher (2001-Present). Provide instrumental drum-kit tuition and music training to children and adults aged 7-35. Tailored lesson plans integrating a wide range of activities to accommodate all styles and levels of learners. Offer praise and encouragement to keep students motivated and push along the learning progress. Currently operating with 11 students at a home based drum studio. Additional Information • • •

Strong IT skills, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Online web skills, building websites through wordpress, HTML coding, email. Interests in sport and fitness, and finding new music.

Additional Professional Information. •

Full time member of Function band, Saint (Warble Entertainment), over 50+ gigs a year.

Radio plays on BBCRadio 1, Live Maida Vale session on Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 4, BBC6 Music, XFM & Selector Radio on various shows, including Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, and Huey Show and Jo Good.

Festival appearancesat The Great Escape‘09, 11, Les Inrocks ’11 (France), Crossing The Border ’11 (Holland & Belgium), Isle of Wight ‘09, V Festival ’09, Truck Festival ’11 and Beachdown ’08.

Support slots with David Gilmour, Friendly Fires, Yuck, Toro Y Moi, Kwes, Heart & The Hand, Graham Coxon, Feeder, The Hoosiers, Craig David, Esser, Mylo, Rooster, Reuben, Beardyman, Hundred Reasonsand Engerica.

Various T.V appearancesin the U.K on Scuzz, Absolute Live TV, and the

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Musicians Channel.

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Thom Mills Music CV  

Music Industry CV

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