Two of the biggest names in Australian live music, Falcona and Select Music, have announced that they will be teaming up to address an oft-neglected aspect of touring Down Under. The Essential Agency (TEA) will specialise in DJ sets and after-party gigs for both local, and international artists.
TEA will organise events for DJs, bands and everything in between in a venture that is the first of its kind in this part of the world. As co-founder Stephen Wade explains, the extra financial benefits that the shows will provide for bands was also a major consideraton: “We see this as a great opportunity to partner up with the Falcona team to offer new opportunities for DJ work for existing bands and artists with profiles to help bolster financial options outside the present live touring circuits that already exist.”
Already the super-agency has worked with the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Kaiser Chiefs and Mystery Jets, facilitating DJ sets and after parties. Other co-founder Chris Murray has explained that the shows will be woven in between the bands’ main headlining shows.
He further added that “TEA has become the obvious choice for many of the world’s top touring bands for DJ sets and after parties when they visit our shores, as well as some of the most respected home-grown talent who’ve been screaming at us to formally acknowledge this growing revenue stream.”
Here’s to always having somewhere to go after the show!