Neil Storey – founder of HiddenMasters.
From working at the heart of public relations to artist management; marketing to radio & TV promotions; global media coordination to worldwide touring as well as artist management, Neil Storey’s career within music spans four decades and includes: EMI; Island Records (Head of Press); BMG (Head of Publicity); The Coalition Group (co-founder with the late Rob Partridge) and Exhibit-A (founding director).
Besides directing (or co-directing) media campaigns for U2, Marianne Faithfull, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Eurythmics, Grateful Dead’s final European tour, Grace Jones, Steve Winwood, The Waterboys, The Roy Orbison Estate, Michelin-starred chef Gary Rhodes, Jess Roden, Tom Waits, inaugural editions of The Mercury Music Prize, the B-52’s, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Chris Blackwell, King Sunny Adé, Robert Palmer; Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Oasis’s record breaking 1996 concerts at Knebworth, the Jeff Healey Band and the Gered Mankowitz exhibition.
Storey was also consultant PR to both the Greenpeace In Moscow initiative and the Nelson Mandela: Freedom At 70 concert; a director of the Jimi Hendrix Scholarship Foundation; editorial consultant to the Songs of Freedom Exhibition for the The Bob Marley Foundation; editorial and worldwide PR coordinator for The Ultimate Experience | The Jimi Hendrix Exhibition.
As Nigel Kennedy’s manager, he oversaw the recording and release of five albums including the chart topping Classic Kennedy before moving on to manage the multi-award winning composer and musician Nitin Sawhney – from his Mercury Music Prize nominated Broken Skin album through to the release of Human.
HiddenMasters – a bespoke contemporary music archive curation service – was established in 2008 and its first release was Hidden Masters | The Jess Roden Anthology in 2013. That edition has sold out.
HiddenMasters next legacy edition is Evening Blue which will be issued via the company’s new association with Caroline International on February 3 2017 and celebrates the life in music of Chris Wood, co-founder of Traffic.
Further career-defining sets at various stages of development include: The Distractions, Head Hands & Feet and others.