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Young Voices Tour 2019 – The World’s Largest Children’s Choir Concerts Return

AOB’s co-venture with the annual Young Voices series of the world’s largest children’s mass choir concerts returned in January 2019. Dates were staged in Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and 7 nights at London’s O2 Arena where a chorus of over 8,800 children performed on the final, memorable night. In addition to the Young Voices Children’s Choir…

Cultural Highlight 2018 – AOB Director’s View

“Misty” @ Trafalgar Studios, 22nd September 2018 – as submitted by Dej Mahoney to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Saturday Review’ I’ve seen some spectacular stuff this year – from “Network” at The National (featuring a mind-blown turn from the Olivier Award-winning Bryan Cranston), to the astonishing “Picasso 1932” at Tate Modern, to Kwame Kwei-Armah’s carnival of a…

AOB Works with the Barbarians Rugby Football Club

AOB Director, Jonathan Dembo is a business affairs adviser to International Sports Investments Inc (ISI), who have promoted international matches for the world famous Barbarians Rugby Football Club since 1999. This ‘all-stars’ club’s heritage has lived on through a series of ISI-promoted matches, with crowds of up to 70,000 at world-famous venues, including Twickenham and Wembley Stadiums in London and Cardiff’s Millennium…

Warner Chappell Music Engages AOB

In recent months, Dej Mahoney has been engaged in the role of interim Head of Legal & Business Affairs at Warner/Chappell, the music publishing home of celebrated writing talent from Beyonce and Jay Z to George Michael and “Hamilton” creator, Lin Manuel Miranda. Paul Feig’s ‘Last Christmas’ Dated, Will Feature Unreleased George Michael Music Universal…

AOB Performs With Cirque Bijou

AOB has been engaged by Bristol-based show makers, Cirque Bijou, to assist with Business Affairs and rights management strategy as part of its expansion plans. This extraordinary company has staged a number of innovative events in 2018, including at Bestival and Wilderness Festivals in the U.K., as well as the opening of the new Temperate…

“I Dream” at Opera Carolina

In 2017, AOB-co-owned Musical-Dramatic Arts Inc entered into a collaborative agreement with Opera Carolina, resulting in the latest ‘Rhythm & Blues Opera’ productions of I Dream in April/May 2018 at Opera Grand Rapids Michigan, Toledo Opera Ohio and closing the Wells Fargo-sponsored season in Charlotte, N.C. (where by contrast, the season had featured more traditional…

AOB’s Contribution to a Career Strategy Publication

AOB Director, Dej Mahoney, was invited by the former Chairman of celebrated advertising agency BBH to contribute to a series of essays intended as career guidance for young, creative strategists. Dej’s piece entitled “The Third Pearl” was largely based on the concept of “being a positive presence” with some particular advice directed at young lawyers.…

AOB Joins The Good Hotel Advisory Board

AOB director, Jonathan Dembo, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of The Good Hotel London, a re-designed floating platform of industrial design, on a unique waterfront location Victoria Docks. Good Hotel offers a premium hotel experience and the opportunity to do something back for the local community while travelling. The hotel is located in the…

AOB Client-Partner ‘Young Voices’ Goes Global

Young Voices International are organisers of the largest children’s choir concerts in the world and as equity partners, AOB participated in the launch of YVI’s global exploits with an inaugural concert in Trinidad & Tobago, where over 4,000 children sang at The Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. The event was supported by the Government…

AOB engaged by Roborace to commission music for branding and marketing of new, driverless, Formula E “Robocar”:

AOB has been engaged by Roborace to contract “Tron” movie composer, Joe Trapanese to create the musical soundbed that will be integral to the branding and marketing of the new, driverless, Formula E “Robocar”. Roborace, the world’s first driverless electric race series that takes place on Formula E city street circuits, unveiled “The Robocar” live…

AOB’s Adventures in TV (“Empire”, “The Big Bang Theory”etc)

In recent years, AOB has worked with award-winning Maroon Productions and Warner Bros on a number of programmes broadcast by Channels 4 and 5. These have included specials aired for the returning series of global music business blockbuster, “Empire” (starring Terrence Howard) and the 200th anniversary episode of “The Big Bang Theory”, featuring 1960s ‘Superman’,…

Artsnight/House of Fairytales – BBC2

AOB clients, fine artist Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis appeared on BBC2’s “Artsnight” programme, presented by supermodel and social activist Lily Cole and featured a discussion about the effects of motherhood and family life on creativity and the couple’s travelling art circus for children, The House of Fairytales. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06157sm

Guest speaker, Dej Mahoney, with Headmaster, Jay Piggot, and Chairman of Governors, Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen

Guest Speaker at Epsom College’s Prize-Giving Day

Dej Mahoney was the guest speaker at Epsom College’s 2016 Prize-Giving Day. Illustrious alumni who have also been guest speakers in recent years have included writer-historian and TV presenter Susannah Lipscombe, former Head of MI6 Sir John Scarlett and BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine. “Dej Mahoney, who attended the College from 1977 to 1982 and was…