London-based booking agency Coalition has promoted Vinesh Patel to the position of Head of Talent.
Reporting directly to Guy Robinson, Founder and CEO of Coalition Agency, the appointment is effective immediately.
Patel (pictured), who was shortlisted for “Agent of The Year” at the Live UK Music Awards in 2017, joined Coalition in 2013 from his previous position as Head of Entertainment at Keele University.
During his time at Coalition Agency, the exec has developed the hugely successful university based ‘Coffee House Sessions,’ which has provided a touring platform for the likes of Izzy Bizu, Hudson Taylor, Tom Walker, The Shires and more.
He has also built and developed his own talent roster, which currently includes The Hoosiers, The Showhawk Duo, Tony Christie, Karen Harding, Sondr and social influencer Jack Maynard, alongside Charli XCX and Dan Caplen who are signed for DJ representation.
In his new role Patel will assume responsibility for and oversee all talent acquisition and development for Coalition Agency, while having a strategic input into the overall direction of the company.
“Vinesh is creative, smart and passionate about the talent we represent.”
Guy Robinson, Coalition
Guy Robinson, Founder and CEO of Coalition Agency said, “Since coming on board in 2013 Vinesh has been a star, something that was rightly recognised in 2017 when he was shortlisted for Agent of the Year.
“He is creative, smart and passionate about the talent we represent and we are delighted to be able to give him a role within Coalition Agency that will empower him to further develop our amazing talent roster.”
Vinesh Patel said, “I am humbled, excited and proud to be heading up a talent division, which spans two decades and has such huge potential to grow amidst our wider company acquisitions, partnerships and initiatives.
“With such a diverse roster of emerging and established talent represented by our growing team of dynamic, passionate and forward-thinking music lovers, I’m confident that Coalition Agency is on the brink of its most exciting chapter yet.”
In addition to its work as a booking agency, Coalition also offers brand consultancy and event curation services.Music Business Worldwide