Perth’s Rosemount Hotel expands in-house booking team
Perth’s Rosemount Hotel has kicked off the year with an expanded in-house booking team, promising more diverse programming while travel restrictions remain in place.
Joining the team are programming and communications manager Sinead O’Hara and programming co-ordinator Ashlyn Koh. The new team members both have experience working at well-known Perth venues including Mojo’s Bar and The Moon Cafe, in addition to running their own artist management services.
O’Hara and Koh will work closely with general manager Calvin Hook, who said the decision to take venue booking in-house stemmed from a desire to explore new music and business avenues in 2021.
“The decision to bring all programming in-house is an exciting change that enables us to more closely nurture the amazing cultural talent that’s in WA as well as personally servicing the needs of touring bands, national promoters and agents,” Hook said.
“With an experienced and dedicated in-house team, we’re looking forward to developing closer relationships with the music industry and exploring new directions in live music, cultural entertainment and hospitality. We’ll be welcoming all kinds of genres, audiences and shows into the venue – and this is just the start of exciting changes in store for 2021.”
Forthcoming gigs on the venue’s slate include a number of Fringe World shows, community station RTRFM’s heavy music event Dis-Order, and various local bands.
Currently, WA requires travellers from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Other states and territories are deemed ‘very low risk’ and can travel to WA without isolating for 14 days upon arrival.
Rosemount Hotel’s main 550-capacity bandroom is currently capped at 250 people due to public gathering restrictions.