A Morecambe music mogul is now head of a business which was instrumental in launching the career of Elbow.
Sean Crossey co-runs Blue Soap Music, a Manchester-based record plugger and PR firm which helped the Mercury Music Prize winning band get noticed during their early years.
Established in 1999, Blue Soap has also worked with Jim Reid of Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain, and indie rock group I Am Kloot.
Record pluggers work to get bands airplay on radio stations.
“The company is getting some great acts on board now and we’re getting play listed on BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 2, Amazing Radio and many more stations world wide,” said Sean, a former Morecambe High School pupil.
“We’re also getting many blogs and sites posting about our bands and magazines such as Uncut and NME.”
Sean has worked as an events promoter, music manager and DJ on the Manchester music scene.
Last year his company Nine 53 promoted the official launch party for rock ‘n’ roll photographer Ian Tilton, whose book ‘Set in Stone’ featured never-before-seen images of The Stone Roses.