SEAN SIMMONS LAUNCHES
NEW AGENCY PRESSS PLAY PRESENTS
With 25 years of music industry experience that spans playing in bands, working in radio, booking venues, curating events and festival and most recently seven years working as an agent with Mushroom Group at Premier Artists, Sean Simmons is launching Press Play Presents, a new independent Australian touring agency.
Press Play will be home to an enviable roster of both local and international artists, including Mick Harvey (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey), Black Cab, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, The Scientists, Cookin’ on 3 Burners, Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds (Nick Cave, The Cramps, Gun Club), Lydia Lunch, Freya Josephine Hollick, Mick Thomas and more.
“It’s really exciting to finally be launching and can’t wait to continue working with these artists I love so much and admire. I guess if we can get through a pandemic, we can get through anything” says Sean.
Sean Simmons above
In 2017, Sean stepped in to be Head of Programming for the Leaps & Bounds Music Festival.
Set across multiple venues in the City of Yarra, he reprised the role for the 2020 instalment moving to an online format due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Press Play Presents Roster:
Local: Cash Savage & the Last Drinks | Black Cab | Mick Harvey | Freya Josephine Hollick | New War | Amaya Laucirica | Died Pretty | Mick Thomas | Weddings, Parties, Anything | Kim Salmon | The Scientists | The Audreys | Hugo Race | Truckload of Sky: The Lost Songs of David McComb | Pop Crimes: The Songs of Rowland S. Howard | Blackeyed Susans | Rob Snarski | Ben Salter | The Gin Club | Cookin’ on 3 Burners | Harry Howard & the NDE | The Triffids | Bones & Jones
International: Lydia Lunch | Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds | Mudhoney | SWANS | The Bush Tetras | Jonathan Bree | James Chance & The Contortions | The Monkeywrench | Gemma Ray | Steve Poltz | Mo Kenney | FARA | The Langan Band | Sally & George | Wolfmanhattan Project | Poly Rythmo Orchestre.
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