Introducing Kyoto Management & recording studio10 September 2019 - Press release
Rowe set up KYOTO with a clear vision – to give unique artists, especially guitar bands, somewhere to flourish in their own time and space. KYOTO is a full-service management company that believes in the incredible power of live performances and understands the role they play in the ongoing development of brilliant musicians and their fanbases. KYOTO is designed to support all aspects of an artist's early career and includes expert guidance with A&R, live development, design and digital, publishing and all areas of marketing.
Alongside a management company, KYOTO is also launching a brand-new recording studio, rehearsal studio and writing room, just outside of London on the 22-acre Larkins farm. The recording studio boasts a classic analogue MCI 500 Rev D mixing desk, previously owned by John Entwhistle of The Who, alongside the very latest technology. One special feature is the Drumbrella - which allows you to change the characteristic of the drum sound without moving the drum kit. There's also a massive selection of drums, cymbals, basses and Arigato guitars which are specially designed for the studio. The whole space has been configured to make studio time as fun and efficient as possible. The studios are now open for booking and everyone is welcome to head along to check them out.
KYOTO offers artists under management free use of the writing rooms, rehearsal spaces and recording studio – in an effort to keep their debt to a minimum and dial their creativity up to the maximum.
""We want to work with artists who know their sound and make you feel alive when they perform. We love acts like King Nun who buck trends, those are the ones we're going to help to realise their massive, bold ambitions" commented Glen Rowe. "We're going to take our time and focus on live as a way of giving bands a chance to develop while they build their fanbases. We've built a world-class recording studio, because we want to give raw emerging talent the opportunity to be creative – without worrying about the cost. The UK has always punched above its weight with big bands, and at KYOTO we plan to keep that tradition alive.
One of KYOTO's first signings are King Nun. Lead signer Theo Polyzoides said, "Working with Glen and the gang at KYOTO over the last eight months has been incredible. Glen knows the live business inside out and he's using his knowledge from managing arena and stadium tours to help us to start to build our presence at bars and small venues across the UK, Europe and North America."
KYOTO's roster currently includes the indomitable King Nun and developing singer-songwriters Mercy and Sian Kelly. KYOTO appreciates creativity in all forms and goes beyond music and is also working with great British visual artist Kazland, renowned Dutch music photographer Hans Peter and Italian creative director Eva Boursier.
There's a 20% discount for all bookings in 2019.