A message from Richard Ward...

After 8 and a half years of running Overhead Wires, I  have decided to wind it down over the coming months and bring it to a close. It has been a truly amazing path, one that has seen me travel across Europe, gain invaluable music industry experience and people / event management skills. It has also allowed me to see hundreds of amazing musicians and meet plenty of wonderful individuals, some of which have grown to become my best friends.

The main reason being is that despite gigs still going well and having become an established member of the grassroots Brighton music scene, I simply feel it has run it's course and it's time to move forth with my musical career.

As many of you know, I am a booking agent/promoter at The Brunswick - a venue which is proud to support grassroots live music - and already have been working hard for the last 10 months behind the scenes on a new record label project, so will still be very much active.

As such, here are "the finals" of our workings - 

We will no longer be accepting band submissions for gigs or new royalty collection clients.

To those already active on our royalty collection scheme, we will continue to submit setlists and collect for you until Friday 23rd June. After this date we will register end of agreements with PRS for your works, and pay out on the October and December distributions as applicable. If you have any queries about this, please feel free to email

So to summarise, I'll still be working in music, but Chapter 1 of the great adventure is coming to it's end.

To unpathed waters, undreamed shores...