David Gummers, Manager

Above: David Gummers

Samantha Oliphant

Above: Samantha Oliphant
of SJ Management and Consulting

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 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.

Lauren-Lee has a determined nature and is kind-hearted. She has an engaging smile and a very disarming turn of phrase! Lauren-Lee has been voice-coached by the incredible Amanda Luyt and was chosen as a motive of Can SkyLark.

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.

Upcomeing Event

We are excited to announce a unique show for February 2022
1 evening 2 venues with live audiences in Manchester Cathedral and The Cab Conference Centre Brackenfell Cape Town linked by technology

Poster by Obsideon Creative designs

Get your tickets here:

at 🇬🇧 Tickets Skiddle or at 🇿🇦 Tickets

Lauren Lee

Image by Petro Du Plessis Lobar


In 2018, Samantha approached the bubbly kind hearted and loving Maritza and asked if she may guide her career. Maritza accepted and Here quote Maritza

🙌🙌🙌 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

Click to visit the Cirrus website
We at SanzLive are delighted to air play the soulful Lauren-Lee.

Mr Stander and everyone at Rand Reunite are delighted to be Title Sponsor for her Live with Lauren-Lee Show


Miss Snyman and everyone at Sterling Finance (New Zealand) are delighted to be a major Sponsor for her Live with Lauren-Lee Show


For bookings, please use the Enquiry Form, found here.

We hope you enjoy the website and learning about these gifted artists.

Samantha and David feel lucky to be managing and consulting together on such professional and dedicated performers, but more importantly, lovely human beings.