Above: David Gummers
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.
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.