The Team

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The Team

Dan Hill – Founder & Managing Director

Dan founded Above Board in 2007, having worked in electronic music since his early teens. His 20-plus years of music industry experience includes working for record labels (Classic/MFF), record shops (Phonica), events (secretsundaze) and club promotion (White Noise).

Jamie Cruisey – Business Affairs & Development

35 years so far collecting music, DJing, working in artist management (Emiliana Torrini, Múm, Grizzly Bear etc), building and managing a commercial recording studio (The Park Studios), promoting records (White Noise) and managing labels (FatCat Records). Jamie now nurtures the inner workings of Above Board.

Tessa Lewis – Company Accounts & Finance

Looking after music's money since 1996...

Sam Ellwood – Digital Content Deliveries & Scheduling + Social Media Services

Sam is our digital manager and has been working in the industry for over 12 years. His roots are in working for record labels when he was younger, absorbing all the knowledge that surrounded him.

Eddie Jones – Head of Digital Sales

Eddie has over 25 years' experience in the music industry, solely focused in the sales & marketing dept, including senior roles at Defected Records, Ministry of Sound, Sony Music and Pinnacle Records, to name a few.

Lara Marshall – Head of Marketing

Lara has worked at major and independent labels and several music management companies. She specialises in campaign management and electronic music marketing.

Dan Clarke – Vinyl Production Manager

DC has spent his whole working life in the music industry, from his early years in record shops, then working for a well-established artist/label management company before joining the AB team.

Brian Morrison – Catalogue, Licensing & A&R

Born and raised in Belfast, Brian has been a full-time DJ and record store lurker since '94. He's been lucky enough to work in various London record shops throughout the years (MVE, Phonica, Kristina, Rye Wax). As well as being a music obsessive, avid reader and culture vulture, he's into riding bicycles too.

Dave Congreve – Vinyl Sales and Catalogue

Music enthusiast, obsessive vinyl collector and researcher, DJ, music producer and remixer and occasional painter, with over 30 years’ experience in his field.

Sam Relleen – IT, Digital Systems and Web Development

After working closely with Above Board at the very beginning, Sam has worked at various tech startups and record shops over the past 15 years. He now looks after AB's digital systems and website, as well as providing software support for the rest of the company.

Sam Ridding – Bandcamp Fulfilment & Label Stock Outs

Skipton lad slightly out of his depth, still biding his time to make his first moves in the music game ... watch this space.

Govind Singh – Website Submissions & Digital Assistant

Govind is an all round music enthusiast and record collector, with a taste ranging from North Indian Classical Music to Detroit Techno - & everything in between! He previously worked at Phonica Records and has had a variety of his own productions released under multiple aliases.

Dan Hill – Founder & Managing Director

Dan founded Above Board in 2007, having worked in electronic music since his early teens. His 20-plus years of music industry experience includes working for record labels (Classic/MFF), record shops (Phonica), events (secretsundaze) and club promotion (White Noise).

Jamie Cruisey – Business Affairs & Development

35 years so far collecting music, DJing, working in artist management (Emiliana Torrini, Múm, Grizzly Bear etc), building and managing a commercial recording studio (The Park Studios), promoting records (White Noise) and managing labels (FatCat Records). Jamie now nurtures the inner workings of Above Board.

Tessa Lewis – Company Accounts & Finance

Looking after music's money since 1996...

Sam Ellwood – Digital Content Deliveries & Scheduling + Social Media Services

Sam is our digital manager and has been working in the industry for over 12 years. His roots are in working for record labels when he was younger, absorbing all the knowledge that surrounded him.

Eddie Jones – Head of Digital Sales

Eddie has over 25 years' experience in the music industry, solely focused in the sales & marketing dept, including senior roles at Defected Records, Ministry of Sound, Sony Music and Pinnacle Records, to name a few.

Lara Marshall – Head of Marketing

Lara has worked at major and independent labels and several music management companies. She specialises in campaign management and electronic music marketing.

Dan Clarke – Vinyl Production Manager

DC has spent his whole working life in the music industry, from his early years in record shops, then working for a well-established artist/label management company before joining the AB team.

Brian Morrison – Catalogue, Licensing & A&R

Born and raised in Belfast, Brian has been a full-time DJ and record store lurker since '94. He's been lucky enough to work in various London record shops throughout the years (MVE, Phonica, Kristina, Rye Wax). As well as being a music obsessive, avid reader and culture vulture, he's into riding bicycles too.

Dave Congreve – Vinyl Sales and Catalogue

Music enthusiast, obsessive vinyl collector and researcher, DJ, music producer and remixer and occasional painter, with over 30 years’ experience in his field.

Sam Relleen – IT, Digital Systems and Web Development

After working closely with Above Board at the very beginning, Sam has worked at various tech startups and record shops over the past 15 years. He now looks after AB's digital systems and website, as well as providing software support for the rest of the company.

Sam Ridding – Bandcamp Fulfilment & Label Stock Outs

Skipton lad slightly out of his depth, still biding his time to make his first moves in the music game ... watch this space.

Govind Singh – Website Submissions & Digital Assistant

Govind is an all round music enthusiast and record collector, with a taste ranging from North Indian Classical Music to Detroit Techno - & everything in between! He previously worked at Phonica Records and has had a variety of his own productions released under multiple aliases.

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