Blackstar Promotions was created back in 2016 as the brainchild of musician Alan Galaxy, the concept was to promote music, comedy, art, in fact anything creative which brought people joy.
The company went from strength to strength in the subsequent years promoting tours featuring bands such as The Rezillos and The Vapors and stand-alone gigs by legacy punk acts such as 999, The Lurkers and Eddie & The Hot Rods, prog bands The Gift and The Far Meadow plus events featuring interviews with legends like John Otway, Fish and John Coghlan from Status Quo.
Then came Covid 19 and the world closed down.
Many gigs had to be cancelled and Blackstar lost a lot of traction as did pretty much everyone in the music business, luckily the company went into stasis and managed to bounce back without too much collateral damage caused by multiple lockdowns.
Blackstar Promotions continues to focus on small gigs featuring Established legacy acts and also small unsigned artists with a view to giving them exposure to a wider audience. Our ethos is that if just one person buys a record or t-shirt by a band that they were unaware of before seeing them at one of our gigs then we have succeeded.
The company has been very fortunate to have made some incredible friends along the way who have all helped get things moving in one way or another. Special thanks must go to the incredible Steve Blacknell and wonderful Lucy Hall who have been great partners and without whom this venture would have been far more difficult to make happen.