18 YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTISE
The Launch Squad is a prominent motivator in the growth of Sydney’s music scene, for rock bands, jazz quartets, DJ’s or folk soloists.
We consult directly with our clients and advise on cost effective solutions for whilst ensuring that events are executed professionally via social media channels on on the day event execution.
We have had the pleasure of working with many clients over the years, including;
Bankstown Sports Club + Affiliated Venues
Fairfield RSL Club
Laundy Hotel Group
DHI Hotel Group
Parlour Hotel Group
Bittini Hotels ... and many many more
The Launch Squad has been providing a range of entertainment to venues around Greater Sydney and provides its clients access to a reliable, trustworthy and ethical service.
As a venue consultant The Launch Squad acts as the intermediaries between artists and venues, and we facilitate a healthy balance between the two parties.
This is achieved by acting on behalf of venues and sourcing appropriate artists to perform.
We maintain the artist’s integrity, and also ensure that the venue is happy, by providing cost relevant artists, and an unrivaled dedication to service.
The Launch Squad prides itself on three main points of consideration;
JAMES DAWSON HISTORY
The Launch Squad’s Managing Director, James Dawson, has a long and colourful background in the music industry. From 1997, James managed his own band, LUKSTAT from their first show in Caringbah to sharing the stage with Grinspoon, Front End Loader, and Rumanastone. From there in 2001, James began employment with Allied Artists, Australia’s (then) premier Country Booking Agency. James worked directly with GANGgajang, Rick Price, James Blundell and many country music artists, booking extensive rural and regional tours.
At the same time James played a key role in establishing The Acoustic Lounge, which was a booking agency tailored to meet the requirements of Sydney’s burgeoning acoustic movement. The Acoustic Lounge played a fundamental role in the development stages of Damien Leith and Lior’s music career, offering both acts the platform to launch their prospective solo careers.
In late 2005, James left The Acoustic Lounge, and went to work at Sydney University’s 1,000 capacity Manning Bar. His duties included sourcing artists, booking shows, artist payment and event management. James was involved with shows such as: Matchbook Romance, Alexis On Fire, Faker, The Beautiful Girls, Sunk Loto, The Camels, and Silverstein. James was also responsible for the implementation of Sydney Uni’s Tuesday lunchtime Acoustic Sessions. James concluded working at the Manning Bar in July 2006, to move back into running his own business, which is The Launch Squad.
Whilst still employed at Sydney University James developed The Launch Squad. The Launch Squad came into existence as there was an overwhelming demand from Sydney’s musicians who wanted to work with James. The Launch Squad is now an active force in Sydney’s musical landscape.