Team

Vicky Dowdall

Having started out in her late teens as an artist, she found herself under the tutelage of the legendary Pete Waterman and later Tracy Bennet at London Records. Shortly afterwards she joined forces with the former’s old writing buddies, Mike Stock and Matt Aitken within Redbus Music, a label she would become a Director of at the age of just 21.

Indeed, Vicky has worked with almost anyone that’s anyone within the music industry: Simon Cowell to Christian Tattersfield, David Joseph to LA Reed. It’s a cliche, but what she doesn’t know about getting the best for an artist really ain’t worth knowing. She runs VDM with a meticulous attention to detail, a ferocious knowledge and most importantly: passion. It is an attitude that has seen her negotiate twelve six figure recording and publishing deals for her artists and writers.

In addition to the ‘day job’, Vicky is a much-sought-after music consultant who effortlessly attains choice TV slots, DSP Playlists,  national radio plays and those coveted festival appearances for artists both in the UK and the other side of The Pond. Vicky consulted for the Voice UK  TV show for two years and currently consults for Crown Talent Group looking after Ella Henderson. Vicky also specialises in Brand procurement and partnerships and has brokered over a million pounds worth of brand deals to date.  In describing her approach to her work, Vicky is typically succinct: “I’m just trying to be the manager I always wished I’d had”.

Chelsea Wood

Starting out as a singer from a very young age, Chelsea always knew music would be a huge part of her life. Despite going on to graduate with a Law Degree in Newcastle, she always knew it would be music that she built her empire on.

Chelsea found her first band not long after graduating – Call On Sunday were then a small unknown band in Newcastle with no fans and this is where she started. Artist management came naturally to her and she soon took her first band and got them support slots with Ed Sheeran, Busted, Ella Henderson and Nicole Scherzinger. The Call On Sunday empire began to grow – Chelsea acted on all levels, Manager, Agent, Publisher…..until it rose to the next level.

Chelsea was then picked up by Newcastle based management company Blast Management – there, she co managed Andy Taylor from Duran Duran whilst continuing to expand her own roster. Working at Blast helped her grow and learn more about the industry with the help of her mentor Eric Cook who’s record label had released some of the best rock albums including Twisted Sister, David Lee Roth and Therapy?.

A chance meeting led to Chelsea being introduced to Vicky Dowdall. Vicky came on board as a consultant for Call On Sunday, who at this point had headlined every major stage up North and had fans flying into Newcastle from France, Belgium, Ireland and London to see the band play. After working together for a short while, Vicky invited Chelsea to join the VDM team down in London, and so the story continues…..