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YOUNG VOICES U.K. CONCERT TOUR 2020

The year began as usual with AOB-affiliated Young Voices staging a 22-date tour with arena concerts in Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and 8 nights in London (7 at the O2 Arena and 1 at Wembley Arena), featuring primary school choirs of over 8,000 different children per night, singing their hearts out, alongside UK country sensation The…

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT OF 2019 – AOB DIRECTOR’S VIEW: “DEATH OF A SALESMAN” AT THE YOUNG VIC THEATRE, LONDON

“‘Death of a Salesman’ at the Young Vic is the strongest production I’ve seen for a good while”. Thus began my post-show dispatch by text, continuing: “a great play with a priceless collection of killa lines and concepts, extraordinary performances, an exquisite set, evocative ‘live’ music…etc.”. I was quite happy with this summation, but curious…

AOB Advises Global Production Music Company

AOB has a long-standing relationship with leading, independent production music company, West One Music Group, which has offices worldwide, including London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, Sydney, Bangkok and beyond. Since early 2019, this personal and business connection has evolved into a strategic advisory role with this premium supplier of music to the TV…

AOB Works on The Prince of Wales’s Business in the Community Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall

In negotiating and drafting the agreement for event co-host Gigi Morley (who also hosts the AOB-affiliated Young Voices Children’s Concert Series), AOB was integrally involved in the production of this event, staged by the commercial arm of the Prince’s Trust – from preparatory introductions to nominated companies, to the final delivery of the Big Night…

AOB Client Ayanna Witter-Johnson Performs ‘Live’ for the Royal Albert Hall Online

As part of the promotional activity around her new album, “Road Runner”, AOB client and extraordinary cellist, Ayanna featured on Radio 4’s flagship show, “Woman’s Hour”, in an interview with Jenni Murray and gave a spellbinding ‘live’ vocal performance with her cello, Reuben. More recently during the Lock-down period of the global pandemic, Ayanna performed…

AOB Engaged by an Iconic New York Label

Through its relationship with Seelig Entertainment (TSG) – producers and financiers of global-hit movies such as “The Greatest Showman”, “Avatar” and many more – in 2019, AOB was introduced to and engaged by the iconic, New York-based Ruff Ryders hip hop label – original home of artistes such as DMX and Eve – to consult…

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…

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…

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…

AOB Advises in the Contemporary Art Market

AOB continued its work in the world of contemporary art by handling legal affairs in a transaction involving two of the most influential British artists of the last two decades.. AOB director, Jonathan Dembo became a trustee of the House of Fairy Tales charitable foundation established by Deborah Curtis and artist Gavin Turk to give…