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    Interview followed by Q&A
    7pm for 7.30pm start – ends 8.30pm
    The Loft


    Carl Leighton-Pope explores the music world of London's Soho
    in the 1960s & 70s, in the company of radio broadcaster Robert Elms, "the voice of London".

    Carl Leighton-Pope joined a major London music agency in the 1970s, signing acts including Dire Straits, Simple Minds, Patti Smith, The Motors, UFO and Camel. He formed the Performing Artists Network Agency in 1979, signing Bryan Adams for his agency and Matt Bianco for management.

    In 1991, Carl started the Leighton-Pope Organisation, enjoying substantial success touring The Chippendales, Bonnie Tyler and Van Morrison around Europe. His most recent client is Michael Bublé who continues to sell out London tours and arenas around the world.

    Carl will be sharing with Robert Elms his personal recollections of the music scene in 1960s and 70s Soho, home to strippers, duckers & divers, rockers and wrecks, and remembering mythical venues like the Flamingo, the Scene and the Marquee, and the acts that played in them.

    For the past 25 years Robert Elms has been known as “the voice of London”, as a result of his hugely popular, daily radio show on BBC Radio London. Covering all aspects of life in the metropolis, his multi-award winning programme highlights Elms' love of urban culture, oral history and excellent music.

    The 1980s heralded the launch of a pioneering new style magazine called The Face, in which Elms found the perfect niche for his diatribes on the intricacies of urban living, music and youth.

    Robert currently continues to write music, travel and lifestyle pieces, especially for British GQ where he has been an editor since its inception.


    This event is free to members and their guests.

    To be added to the guest list please contact Charlotte