Adrian Collis – Owner of Thoroughbredmusic Ltd./Co presenter – Softrockshow on Express FM.
Adrian is a well travelled, multi faceted character who has had a variety of careers! He began in the I.T world working with major shipping, retail, and manufacturing companies rising to senior management positions, and travelling the globe. After which and tiring with the constant travel, Adrian dropped out of the rat race to run pubs and restaurants. In this capacity he combined his love of great food with his passion for music, owning successful west country establishments that provided both.
Thoroughbred Music is an artist agency, management, promotion company, incorporating record label, distribution, CD/DVD production and PR functions.
The company was founded by Adrian Collis, a respected licensee and music venue owner to further the careers of the incredible thoroughbred talent that he found was offering to play in his venues. This resulted in a collaboration with friend BILLY BRAGG and terminal cancer sufferer: MAXINE EDGINGTON who penned the song “We Laughed”, and the subsequent formation and management of The Rosetta Life Band to perform it. The song was a top 20 hit in 2005, with several live shows and TV shows including The Late Late Show in Dublin, and culminating in the 2005 “New Years Eve Live” BBC1 program, raising a lot of money for The Rosetta Life charity.
Thoroughbredmusic offers a “one-stop shop” approach for artists. As well as management, agency, and promotional function we can facilitate recording, public relations, CD/DVD production and design, duplication, record label, and physical and digital distribution deals through Proper Records as appropriate.
For the venue or promoter we can offer all of our artists for live performance.
For all enquiries, please send us a message from our contact page, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Long term friend and EX STACKRIDGE front-man Mutter Slater became a member of The Thoroughbredmusic Stable, and the first MUTTER SLATER BAND CD: “Riding a Hurricane” was the first to be recorded, mixed, and mastered for the
Thoroughbredmusic Label, and distributed through Proper Records.
Thoroughbredmusic represents the legend that is ANDY FRASER (FREE) and his UK and European interests, in particular TOBI, the exciting young talent signed To Andy’s McTrax label www.mctrax.com
We have also promoted legendary Faces/Small faces IAN McLAGAN and THE BUMP BAND, GERAINT WATKINS(Nick Lowe/Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings/Van Morrison and ROBBIE McINTOSH(McCartney/Pretenders/Norah Jones/John Mayer) BAND, CURVED AIR, Hoax front man JON AMOR, highly acclaimed jazz/soul singer JULIE DUNN, blues outfit THE PRODUCERS, ANDY FRASER, TOBI, CHRIS SPEDDING, and many more.
Add to that folk rock brilliant new find ELAINE PALMER, and the exceptional talent that is STEVE RODGERS, The Thoroughbredmusic stable is filling up with masses of talent…..exciting times….watch this site for further details…tour announcements, and album release details.
Best wishes, keep rocking….Adrian
Adrian Collis Tel: 07727 126645