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AMV Hits The Right Note

our sister company AMV Live Venues has fought off stiff competition to land itself an exclusive contract with Apartment Group.

The fast-growing business has been chosen as the official music partner to supply Apartment Group’s North East bars and clubs with stellar talent for regular live entertainment nights.

Donna Gibb events manager at Apartment Group said: “We are delighted with the choice we have made in AMV. We needed a reliable, cost-effective agency that would provide an array of excellent bands and artists to entertain the region and believe that AMV will do just that.

“With so many venues under our belt, we knew we had to streamline our existing artist booking process. With AMV, we get one point of contact and a choice from hundreds of acts from bands to DJ’s to solo artists so it was the perfect fit. AMV’s real-time, online booking and tracking system was also a major draw.“

Apartment Group runs several high-profile and popular bars and clubs in the North East such as: As You Like It, Newton Hall, House of Smith, Liberty Brown and Mr Lynch.

Gibb continued: One of the venues we run, Nancy’s Bordello, will be launching a new unsigned, original artist night very soon and as the team at AMV has decades of experience in this area they will be also responsible for selecting and providing the raw talent for these exciting new nights in and around Newcastle.“

Andrew Garner managing director at AMV Live Venues said: “AMV is all about championing exceptional, local music. Over 80% of the artists in our portfolio either have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in music so are very serious and talented musicians ensuring venue owners and managers can trust us to provide a great night. Our acts can play anything from classical to rock and roll to house music so people can expect some terrific nights in the near future.

“We are the preferred music supplier for many local bars and restaurants in the North East but to join forces with Apartment Group is very exciting. With such top-rated bars, restaurants and clubs to its name, it’s an honour to be able to provide high-quality, local acts to these venues for the entertainment of punters.“

Founded in 2012, AMV Live Venues is an extension of leading music agency AMV Live Music owned by Michael Forster and Andy Garner. It is the preferred booking agency for numerous high-profile clients such as The Gainford Group (Bar Livello & The Vermont), The Cairn Hotel Group (Bar Zio & Hilton Doubletree) & Ramside Hall. AMV Live Music is the North East’s leading music agency, specialising in weddings and corporate events it has over 100 artists on its roster.