Since 2013, NFE have managed the entertainment at the iconic Sydney music venue The Basement – the world renown, 425 capacity, 45 year old custom built room in Circular Quay. Effective as of January 2016, NFE have also taken on the entertainment management for Plan B Small Club (formerly Goodgod Small Club) – the 600 capacity, 2 room club venue in China Town, home to many of Sydney’s most beloved parties. NFE also manage the entertainment programming for The Oxford Circus – 3 brand new small bars under one roof across 3 levels and featuring a well appointed 120 capacity music venue in Darlinghurst (formerly Ruby Rabbit).
Since 2013, NFE have also been the program managers for the Newtown Festival – an annual community music festival running consecutively since 1979 and attracting between 80-100,000 attendees annually.
Sydney music lovers will also know NFE for its tenure in curating the music program at The Mac (Macquarie Hotel) in Surry Hills from 2004-2013. Previously also, NFE have handled entertainment management and bookings at the iconic Sydney venue The Lansdowne Hotel (2014), The Marble Bar (2014/15) and helped set up entertainment for Bondi Junction’s Jam Gallery (2013).
NFE’s artist management roster currently includes celebrated Sydney Hip Hop outfit Thundamentals, solo hip hop project Tuka, neo-soul duo JONES Jnr., Psychedelic Pop mainstays Richard In Your Mind, producers Poncho and DJ Morgs, psychedelic soul oddball Uncle Bobby, Grammy Award Winning New Orleans piano legend Jon Cleary and Sydney’s formidable jump jive, rock’n’roll outfit The Dominos.
Nathan cut his teeth in a variety of roles at Frontier Touring Company, Austereo, MTV Australia, & Jo Walker Project Management before founding NFE in 2004 as a vehicle for his ventures into artist management, international tour promotion and venue booking. Since then, Nathan has independently promoted international tours for a number of artists including Grammy Award Winner Jon Cleary and New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint, has carefully nurtured the careers of a number of Australian acts including Sydney hip hop outfit Thundamentals and has worked in a programming capacity for several Sydney venues.
Joe’s journey in music management was born from his own career as a musician. Growing up in Brisbane, he has worked as a music manager, venue booker, tour manager, party promoter and yes, musician for nearly 20 years. Having co-managed an act together for several years previously, Joe moved to Sydney in 2012 to join Nathan as his General Manager and has since overseen the growth of the company as it has expanded it’s artist management and venue client rosters. Joe lives and dies for music, compulsively collects vinyl and can still be found slogging it out on the bass most weekends in venues around Australia.
Thuy (pronounced “Twee”!!!) started her career in the music industry after working at cultural and music events in Sydney, to various music agencies, before joining the NFE team in 2014. She is currently working behind the scenes on artist and venue entertainment management on the ever-expanding roster. Thuy is the Christmas/Party Queen of the office, and spends most gigs trying to find the best vantage points to watch the show from way way down.
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