Episode 8: Leigh Bezezekoff & Michael Gill (Washington Nightlife Music Association)
Raised on Rhythm
In this episode I talk with 2 heavy-hitters in Seattle's live music industry -Leigh Bezezekoff began her career in 2007, going on to work as an artist manager, promoter, and talent buyer. She's currently part of the team at Seattle's Tractor Tavern. Leigh's also done production work for area festivals including Bumbershoot.Michael Gill is the talent buyer for Central Saloon, in addition to fronting his own band, [ b r a c k e t s ].Michael and Leigh discuss their newfound roles advocating for live music as part of the Washington Nightlife Music Association (WNMA). We also discuss the challenges of managing music venues, along with new bands they're excited about!For more information, check out:https://wanma.info/Music in this episode:"Brown Liquor" - BearAxehttps://open.spotify.com/track/6rTwt9OLxiXhOVzXFatFqu?si=ZlmSWkCASvKnMrbzQfZvVQ"Know The Knot" - Constant Lovershttps://open.spotify.com/track/7A3rkjBiRPfCe0BxcWQ3Rq?si=MTN8hHqUTHGGxRQLLi8Asw
We cover everything from her start in music at KEXP, to her time managing bands (e.g. The Maldives, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, and Evening Bell), co-founder of Sound & Vision Music, founding the Macefield Music Festival, her consulting work, and Womxn in Music to provide education and resources to womxn in the Seattle music community Say hello to the Marketing Manager of Seattle's beloved Tractor Tavern, Leigh Bezezekoff.
WOTS Version 93 with Michael Stephens & Leigh Bezezekoff
Word On the Street
Today on the podcast we have Michael Stephens & Leigh Bezezekoff of the Macefield Music Festival. We get to know Michael and Leigh and learn all about their roles as executive director and marketing and social media for the festival. We also learn some of the origin of the festival and one of the things we all like to know, how bands get selected. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!Featured music:"Fata Mirage" by Maszer off dreamsz"Grown Man" by Fly Moon RoyaltyFind out more about Macefield Music Festival: http://macefieldmusicfestival.com/Come to the 100th version recording party of the podcast on August 20th 2016: https://www.facebook.com/events/330873247243834/You can find the podcast on iTunes for iOS, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spreaker for Android.Please support the Go Fund Me campaign for the podcast https://www.gofundme.com/wotspodcast