DFLM founder Mike is generally sleep deprived on a daily basis to facilitate his obsession with music. Since the early 00's Mike has been involved in many aspects of the music scene, initially promoting local shows and rock club nights, and working street teams/online promotions for Roadrunner Records. From 2008-2016 he booked all the acts for Butserfest as well as booking for many other festivals and events, and has worked numerous roles across the UK festival circuit. In 2014 Mike began focusing more on artist management and eventually Down For Life Music was created.  

Currently listening to: Kaonashi, Sleep Token, CHVRCHES, Alpha Wolf, Great American Ghost

Random Fact: Mike is also an avid collector and trader of physical music in particular limited promo items (over 15,000 CDs at last count, vinyls/cassettes and other formats) and rare music memorabilia which is housed in a private storage unit.

DFLM founder Marianne has been shouting about artists and supporting the alternative rock/metal scene since 2005.

Being an avid street teamer and music forum administrator for a number of labels and artists in the early 00's led to the discovery of a passion for live music. 

She is now a widely published professional music photographer and film maker, with 16 years' experience of working in various roles within music, including journalism, PR and event management.  

Marianne loves post hardcore and nu-metal, is a Harry Potter fan and cat lover, has a haul of Linkin Park memorabilia, is a connoiseur of trifle, and a sci-fi and fantasy fiction nut.

Currently listening to: Northlane, Architects, Blind Channel, Imminence, ALT, Tropic Gold.

Favourite show ever: Linkin Park, Download 2014 

Artist Manager & full time Our Hollow Our Home power house Tobias loves writing music, almost as much as he loves Nickleback (yes he did say Nickleback).

A fan of all genres, Tobias has made a name for himself as the lead song writer / guitarist / clean vocalist of UK melodic metalcore band Our Hollow, Our Home.  

Aside from music, he’s a huge fan of G1 Transformers, Captain Picard & baking a lot of cakes. 

Favourite bands: Fightstar, Parkway Drive, Thrice

First Show: InMe Bournemouth BIC 2003

Artist Development Consultant Mikey, has been engrossed in the underground music scene for over a decade, most notably with THECITYISOURS. 

Mikey has spent many years honing his craft on the UK touring scene and takes great pride in developing national touring opportunities for unsigned musicians looking to cut their teeth, even completing a Masters degree discussing a thesis on the subject. 

As a professional stage technician, Mikey has also worked on productions such as Download Festival, Slam Dunk, The Impericon ‘Never Say Die’ Tour as well as holding a residency with Our Hollow, Our Home. 

Favourite bands: The Darkness, Wage War, Fightstar 

First Show: Fall Out Boy, Hammersmith Apollo 2007

Lead booking agent Josh has been involved with bands for well over 15 years, most of them with DFLM artist manager Tobias.
As 1/5 of Our Hollow Our Home, he takes charge with the logistics of touring and being a TM for Hollow - making sure they get there in one piece, or at least gaffer taped to high heaven, until after the show, or when the job is done!
 After making contacts in the industry over the years of touring, he is now the lead booking agent for the majority of the DFLM roster, in the aim to give younger bands opportunities, and reach new fans.

 Outside of bands, he enjoys going to the gym, binging anything Marvel, DJing Southampton with Underground (The Hobbit), and at Suburbia. 

First show: Avenged Sevenfold, Oxford Zodiac 2004