Steven Braines heads talent management collective The Weird & The Wonderful with Sophia Kearney. Historically, Steven has managed legendary acts such as Tricky, Tale of Us, KDA and Magda; his current roster includes the award winning Maya Jane Coles, Catz ’n Dogz, Louisahhh! More recently the company forged an alliance with TaP MGT home to Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, DJ Shadow and more where Steven and Sophia are tasked with heading up their burgeoning electronic division.
He also runs HE.SHE.THEY. an international event series, fashion label and record label also with Sophia aimed at promoting and platforming intersectional diversity and inclusion in the arts. Events have taken place at fabric, Rex, Pacha, Watergate amongst other clubs from New York to Amsterdam to Mumbai with likes of Maya, Ellen Allien and Miss Kittin through to Dennis Ferrer, Honey Dijon and George Fitzgerald gracing the decks.
Steven is currently a board member of both the MMF and AFEM board and has spoken at events including ADE, Miami WMC, Sonar, Les Nuits Sonores, BBC Introducing, Paris Electronique week. Earlier in his career; Steven worked in A&R at Zomba Music Publishing, ran events for Kiss and Ministry as well as his own club events, and held management roles at both Crown Management and Incentive Music. Steven has also DJed and served as a journalist where he interviewed everyone from Goldfrapp through to Richard Branson.
An eclectic working life Steven is also a trained organisational psychologist and part time poet.