We’re a bunch of live music fans based in East London who want to make it more fun to discover and go to concerts.
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Even if you don’t fit into one of the current vacancies, email us anyway if you love live music and get obsessed with solving interesting problems, we’re always looking for good people.
Ian got a master’s in machine learning at Cambridge and loves dystopian robot takeover narratives. Seven years ago, Ian realized being a choirboy came with no street cred, so he started DJing hip-hop, funk, drum & bass, and grime. Ian quit his job at Bain & Company, Singapore to start Songkick.
Pete threw summer festivals in his backyard between years in his law degree at Cambridge. (He grew up in the middle of nowhere. It was a big backyard.) Thankful to leave law behind, Pete worked at a small tech consultancy selling enterprise software before quitting to start Songkick.
Michelle studied English and philosophy at Columbia before receiving her master’s in English at Cambridge, all of which was training for writing the snappy copy you read on Songkick. She was the managing editor of Theme magazine before starting Songkick.
Dan enjoys watching other people play music. He joined Songkick from Google where he spent five years working on search. He lived in Silicon Valley for 10 years, working at Apple and a bunch of startups including co-founding Blurb. He has a PhD in AI and a degree in Computer Science, both from Leeds University.
David joined Songkick from Google, prior to which he worked as a strategy consultant, and ran a small not-for-profit company. David studied Natural Sciences and Management at Cambridge University, and outside of work enjoys eating (and occasionally cooking) fine food, playing a competitive round of golf, and spending an afternoon watching the latest HBO boxset.
Phil received a PhD in machine learning from Cambridge and is responsible for Songkick’s technical strategy. He plays bass guitar and helped run Cambridge’s student radio station. Phil was doing postdoctoral research at Cambridge on predictive text entry methods and search algorithms before he quit to join Songkick.
Gideon has been designing since the early 1990’s, across mobile, iTV, and the web. He was lead designer at the BBC, helming their homepage redesign in 2000. Since then, he was at Skype in their early years and started his own T-shirt design website. Gideon also DJs at a night called 99p Records in Shoreditch.
Before joining Songkick, Marc lead the client-side development of the Guardian’s R2 project, which, over the course of 2.5 years, moved the entire website onto a more modern and robust platform. Before that, he worked on a wide variety of standards-compliant websites for the likes of Unilever, BT, Sky, and Halifax.
Dan has a Master's in probability from Durham University, and came to Songkick in 2008 as a Junior Developer from an ill-fated PhD programme. He likes writing software for fun and has presented at a number of Ruby conferences.
Vivien came to the UK from Montpellier, France to study for a master’s degree at Brookes University in Oxford. He then moved to London to start working at Songkick. Besides writing code, Vivien enjoys writing more code, climbing stuff, and snowboarding.
Graham has made a career from fighting with complex computer systems. His previous employers include the Guardian and Hampshire Country Council. When he’s not furiously typing arcane Unix commands into terminal windows, he likes windsurfing, doing press-ups under duress, and drinking ale in a proper English pub.
Tom joined Songkick after working as a Product Manager for the Sibelius music notation software family. Prior to that he trained as a jazz saxophonist at Leeds College of Music. These days, instead of playing and composing music, he’s content performing the role of jazz snob. Tom owns a cat called Mingus.
James taught himself to build websites while studying for a master’s degree in physics at Oxford. He likes making things, taking photos, and pretending he can play guitar. He can’t wait to see Mogwai again.
Songkick’s very own word nerd holds degrees in computational linguistics and natural language processing from Saarbrücken and Cambridge. His mom says that it wasn’t until he got a Game Boy at age six that he developed an interest in anything. These days, his favorite hobby is eavesdropping on people with funny accents and dialects.
Paul joined Songkick from Google where he worked on a variety of mobile products for search, maps, and Android. Previously, he worked at Symbian and Logica after graduating from Cambridge in Engineering. Outside work, Paul plays Dad to two children and sax to anyone who’ll listen. He’s discovered the funk so now has a second family in the horn section of Baron Funkenhausen.
Jamie was putting on gigs in his hometown before he was allowed to go to them. At university he used his student radio show as an excuse to go to gigs and interview the likes of Skream, Mumford & Sons and his teen idols 65DaysofStatic. Although he had a burgeoning career at a smoothie bar, Jamie decided he'd rather come work at Songkick.
Matt joined Songkick after building a couple of other music websites, Boomkat and 14tracks. He’s generally too old and grumpy to go to concerts, apart from when he forgets how old and grumpy he is.
Sabrina left a sunny island in Brazil to do a MSc in software engineering at Queen Mary, University of London. Before that, she worked at Grupos Internet, an e-learning company. Her main reason for moving to London is the live music scene, especially concerts of sweet indiepop sounds. Sabrina goes to more concerts than anyone else at Songkick!
Michael joined a start-up immediately after graduating university and has been working at start-ups ever since, primarily to keep current with youth culture and avoid direct sunlight. Working for Songkick in London achieves both. His academic background is in Economics and Cognitive Neuroscience, with an MBA as garnish.
Jo has been designing online and mobile experiences for over 11 years. Prior to joining Songkick, Jo was a user experience designer for Tribal, Cambridge University, and Flow Interactive working on research and design projects for clients like BBC, Samsung, Orange, Sky, and BT. She DJs for fun in her hometown of Cambridge.
Brooke attended Berklee College of Music in Boston on scholarship, studying songwriting and piano. In May 2008, she released her debut album, Another City, on her record label, Ten til Six Records. (Available on iTunes) She plays gigs throughout London, so check out her Songkick artist page.
While studying for a degree in Software Engineering, Amy discovered that the skills she’d previously used only to test people’s patience could also be used to test software. Amy has previously been a QA at Yahoo! and The Guardian.
Despite starting his career as a healthy Coke-drinking, Snickers-eating developer, Dan was soon enticed into the world of finance. He soon went back to school to get an MBA at London Business School, where he reignited his inner nerd by focusing on tech startups. This lead to a stint as a marketer and product manager at Qype before joining Songkick.
Emily studied Geography at University College London. After a short stint in marketing, she realized she wasn’t ready for the whole career thing, so she travelled around the world for 5 months. On her return, she studied for a journalism diploma at Harlow college. She reads and responds to our feedback, so if you write to us, you’re in good hands!
Robin grew up in Cape Town and has introduced team Songkick to Die Antwoord—no small achievement. He took trumpet lessons to avoid taking accounting in high school and briefly played in a ska/punk band. After graduating from University of Cape Town with a double-major in Computer Science and Psychology, he moved to London to see more bands.