Meet The Team

Olly Davies

Press Officer 

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Olly Davies is a 21 year recent graduate from the University of East Anglia. His study of English literature has honed his ability at both written and verbal communication - so say hello, he’s friendly! Throughout his time at university he operated as a freelancer within the music industry, including working at high profile events such as the Brighton Great Escape Festival.

 

Olly’s literary background is accompanied with years worth of experience as a singer in a range of gigging bands spanning a plethora of genres including: Funk, Soul, Jazz, Pop and Dixieland swing. His skills with the guitar were employed to help advertise Fender’s new paramount guitar range.

 

Olly is also a songwriter himself releasing pop music as a solo artist. Such releases have lead to podcast interviews and experience on national radio; Olly is equally comfortable behind a microphone or computer keyboard. The result of his time as a working musician and songwriter is - as clichéd as it may sound - a deep passion for all forms of music.

 

This passion is most evident in Olly’s support of new music and emerging artists, especially in helping promote them to the wider audiences they deserve.

Wilf Hadow

Social Media Manager

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Over the last two years, studying Music with Enterprise at the University of Leeds, Wilf has been able to explore a wide range of facets of both music and entrepreneurship, such as contemporary composition and marketing. Although he enjoys playing his saxophone in the Leeds University Big Band and in various other events, his focus predominantly lies in the management of musical talent and showcasing aspiring artists with exciting potential.

 

By creating and coordinating a school festival-themed concert, Wilf familiarised himself with the logistics of event management as well as the process of identifying a setlist and directing their performances. Of late, he has been preparing the launch of a YouTube channel dedicated to showcasing small yet impressive artists from a stripped back and intimate live setting. Away from music, you can also find him on the tennis court or in the Cornish sea enjoying the surf.

Sasha Lauryn

Decent Blog Manager & Features Writer

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Sasha Lauryn is a song-writer, producer, performer and writer based in South-East London. In the midst of her studies in Popular Music at Goldsmiths University, the up and coming musician is utilising her wide-ranging musical knowledge in her role as Press Officer at Decent Music PR. With performances all around the South-East London, both through University and independently sourced, Sasha’s performance experience has grown expansively throughout recent years. Noteworthy performances include headlining the Southampton Fireworks Night, BBC Introducing South and a guest slot on Voice.FM. Sasha has been performing and producing her solo music for years, therefore fully understands the gruelling behind the scenes work that goes into the tracks we will be promoting for you. 

Having written a multitude of pieces for publications such as Skope Mag and CultureFly, Sasha’s passion for writing has never been stronger. Whilst recently being commissioned to pen a feature documentary for a widely renowned band, Sasha is highly dedicated to curating in-depth, personal and detailed feature pieces for all the clients that come through our doors. Sasha is enthusiastically engaged with the up and coming live scene in the UK, through both her writing career and own solo musical ventures, and is completely committed to showcasing the extensive range of incredible artists that are treading the tricky waters of the music industry today. 

Anna Stephens

Company Director

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Anna founded Decent a year ago, after taking charge of the PR for her own band, electropop duo Moodbay.

Anna is from the North-East, UK. After studying French at Oxford University, she worked in art galleries and museums, both at home and abroad, including the famous Drouot auction house in Paris and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. She started writing music while working at these places, and then went to study a songwriting course at BIMM Manchester. There she found Moodbay partner, producer-songwriter Alfie Cattell. The pair have gigged across the UK, and are gaining success over on radio, with their latest single 'Like Nobody Else' having recently made it to the BBC Wales A Playlist for 3 weeks running. 

Realising the music industry is where she belongs, Anna loves running Decent Music PR, and helping other bands to gain traction.

Pasha Orleans-Foli

Press Officer 

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As a final year Modern Languages & Music student at the University of Birmingham, Pasha’s love for all things language, culture and music has never been stronger. Having previously studied at Junior Guildhall School of Music & Drama, her experience as a performer has grown extensively over the years. Notable performances include the BBC Proms, being a Junior Artist for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and playing with the WOW (Women of the World) Orchestra, playing under the baton of world class conductors such as Marin Alsop.

 

Pasha is currently an active member of the Chineke! Orchestra - Europe’s first BAME orchestra celebrating diversity in classical music, with performances including BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ showcasing Black and British musical talent, as well as appearances on Blue Peter and Britain’s Got Talent 2020.

 

Despite her predominantly Classical background, her musical tastes span all the way from Jazz Fusion and Neosoul, to EDM and Alternative Indie Rock. Pasha actively engages with the live music scene in Birmingham, and she combines her expansive experience as an artist with a passion for discovering unique and upcoming talent, with the aim of bringing their creative narratives to life.

Chloe Stephens

Outreach Coordinator

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Chloe is currently in her third year of studying Mass Communications with Public Relations at Northumbria University. Here, she has learnt about how the media influences our daily lives and the world around us. This has enabled Chloe to gain a greater understanding about contemporary media, communication, and cultural studies. 

 

Spending her free time volunteering for Shout, Chloe is ardent about helping others. For this, she responds to texters in crisis and works with them to de-escalate their situation. In doing so, Chloe has strengthened her communication, problem solving and crisis management skills, plus, her ability to think quickly and to work under pressure. 

 

Music is something that has always interested Chloe, whether this involves her listening to Spotify, volunteering at her local music centre and favourite music festivals, or attending countless gigs. Some of her favourite artists include; Foals, Metronomy, Kendrick Lamar, Nicholas Jaar, James Blake, Tyler The Creator, Joji, and Men I Trust. Merging her love for music and the knowledge gained from her degree, Chloe is excited to help artists gain the exposure they truly deserve.

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