Katie Perry is someone you want on your team. As a booking agent and talent buyer, Kat (as she is often referred to as) is no stranger to having to juggle multiple balls at one time while keeping her cool. As a member of the Crawlspace Booking team, she helps bands like Murphy’s Law, Kepi Ghoulie, Buster Shuffle, Days N Daze, Cock Sparrer, and even my band Tsunami Bomb to find shows and manage that process.
As a talent buyer, Kat has the job of navigating the process of booking the show, dealing with managers/booking agents and artists, handling contract negotiation, keeping track of hundreds of emails every week, which takes the patience of a saint, so St. Katie Perry it is!
During the pandemic, Kat has been a huge advocate for the work that NIVA and NITO have been doing to raise awareness for small, independent music clubs and workers in the music industry. With her job effectively going away during this time, she is thankful that we are making headway to being able to move towards having live music, but as she shares, she is still cautious as to how fast we should move.
During our episode, we discuss her role in the music scene and what drives her to do this kind of work. We dive into some of the challenges that arise as part of the process, and hopefully shed some light on what bands may want to consider when working with a booking agent. Kat also shares some of her current favorite artists to look out for, as well as her 5 Desert Island album pics.
To hear music from some of the bands mentioned on this episode, as well as our other episodes, checkout our official Spotify Playlist (and be sure to click that ‘Follow’ button).
Question The Answers Podcast is hosted by Andy Pohl, who is the founder of Sell The Heart Records and the guitar player for Tsunami Bomb. Every week we will be presenting a brand new episode featuring an individual that has made a contribution to the independent music scene in some way. Check back here on Wednesdays for a premiere of each episode, and you’ll also be able to find us on Spotify, Apple Music, Stitcher and other audio podcast streaming services in the days following the initial premiere.