About Us

GCA is a vibrant UK concert booking agency formed in 2015. We are truly passionate about live music and offer a high quality bespoke service to bands and artists.

Welcome to GCA - a vibrant UK concert booking agency.

We are truly passionate about live music and our mission is to build a roster of high quality bands and artists, to whom we can provide a personalised concert booking service.

Our very first signing upon our formation in 2015 was Martin Turner, lead vocalist and founding member of the original Wishbone Ash. Acting as sole UK agent, we have been highly successful in rejuvenating Martin’s band’s live activity and broadening his touring circuit considerably, resulting in 2016 seeing the largest number of UK shows his band had performed since 2009. We have been able to maintain this level of touring over the following years , regularly adding fresh venues to Martin's regular touring circuit.

Following this success, we were pleased to begin working with legendary UK progressive rock band Curved Air in 2017 and again have been successful in maintaining regular annual touring.

 

In 2018 we began working with Mark Stanway, keyboard player with UK melodic rock band Magnum for 36 years, initially to present his "An Intimate Evening With..." autobiographical stage show. This activity lead to the formation of the band KIngdom of Madness - featuring Magnum alumni Mark Stanway, Micky Barker, Richard Bailey and Mo Birch - to perform Classic Magnum music from the band's commercial peak years. This project has to date been highly successful on the UK festival circuit as well as with its own headline tours.

We now look forward to achieving similar results for other artists and are pleased to announce we are also now booking shows for Deborah Bonham, Steve Rodgers, The Korgis and Kee Marcello.


We are presently seeking further bands and artists to represent with no particular bias to any one musical genre. In particular, we would like to help artists who have perhaps been told by agents or promoters that there is no market for them or that touring is not financially viable. Or perhaps they feel they have not received a dedicated level of service from their existing agent, due to the number of bands represented. Or maybe they have been doing agency work in-house, eating into time that could otherwise be spent on creative projects. Unlike many established "mainstream" agents, we are prepared to think “outside the box” when it comes to booking shows and boosting your touring circuit.

We offer a fully personalised service and will always endeavour to build up a knowledge of the artist’s objectives and needs when putting a tour together. We like to work closely with bands and/or their management to ensure that touring is viable - for example by ensuring tours are routed sensibly. While we do not fund the costs of touring and promotion, we will offer all assistance we can in helping ensure a tour is cost effective and profitable for the artist. We also have good relations with many of the UK's festivals.

We promise to give each artist dedicated attention and will undertake bespoke marketing of each artist to a truly comprehensive database of the most appropriate UK venues and promoters - pro-activity assured!  Our aim is to build up a manageable roster of carefully selected artists and bands that we can develop a long-standing working relationship with. We will always go the extra mile - after all, your success is our success!

If you feel we may be able to help you book shows, feel free to contact us today for a no-obligation chat.

Venues/promoters - if you would like to book any of our artists, do contact us for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards

Gary Carter

GCA

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