Six Questions With... Gill Tee of Black Deer Festival

Six Questions With... Gill Tee of Black Deer Festival

Welcome to the latest edition of Six Questions With..., a regular short and sharp interview with a live music figure. Email jhanley@nbmedia.com if you would like to take part or recommend someone for inclusion. 

This week's Q&A is with Gill Tee, organiser of the new Americana and country music festival, Black Deer, which takes place at Eridge Farm, Kent, from June 22-24.

What was your first job in music?  

At Capital Radio in the concert department, promoting events. 

How long have you been in your current role?  

I left Capital Radio in 1998 to start my own production business - Entertee - with my business partner Deborah Shilling. This year is our 20th anniversary.

What is your favourite thing about working in the live music industry

It’s fun, unpredictable, exciting, no day ever the same - never boring!

What is the one thing you would like to change about the live business? 

That small live music venues wouldn’t keep closing, they are so important.

What has been the highlight of your career so far? 

As head of entertainment at Capital Radio in my last year with them, myself and my team were responsible  for pulling together the first ever 100,000-capacity Party In The Park.

What's the best gig you’ve ever been to? 

Watching Prince play live at his first ever UK festival  at the Hop Farm - he was incredible!

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