Above: David Gummers
Above: Samantha Oliphant
David Gummers, head of DGP Music, was a footwear retailer from the North of England with a background in marketing,finance and PR.
He has the nickname of “Mr Maverick” as he believes everything is possible.
David Gummers stumbled into the music industry in 2013,after a lady sang at a cocktail at a cocktail party and has done shows including the magnificent St George’s Cathedral and Floods concerts in the UK.
In July 2015, David was approached by the delightful Desne Jodamus, who asked if he would guide Lauren-Lee’s career.
Early in 2019 Samantha Oliphant and David joined forces to bring their different strengths.Their values are aligned. Samantha is a brilliant strategist and is based in Cape Town so she can meet the artists on a regular basis.
Operating on a ‘Principle of Responsibility’, SJ artist management is managed by a woman who shares a passion for development and for the advancement of SMMEs. Samantha has provided strategic direction; sales and operations process development, implementation and development within the banking, retail and microfinance industries. She is passionate about working with people and has been very successful in harnessing the potential of many individuals and growing successful operational and sales teams. Samantha brings a practical flair which ensures solutions are implementable, measureable and successful.
Image by Petro Du Plessis Lobar
🙌🙌🙌 and how lucky Maritza was🌷🌷
Maritza’s quote ” Wees altyd jouself, daar is net een van jou en jy is die beste weergawe van jouself. Always be yourself, there is only one of you and that makes you the best.” Is the best description of her. Always true to herself genuine and honest.
David and Samantha are fully co-managing Lauren-Lee and Maritza.
The artists are able to have their music on Next and Orchard.
Please enjoy the videos below, as a taster of what these artists have to offer.
Lauren Lee – Want Your Love
Maritza – Sterk
Lisa and Fantasy Nails are delighted to be Maritza’s long term manicurist.