Steven Braines is the Managing Director of talent management collective The Weird & The Wonderful. Historically, Steven has managed legendary acts such as Tricky, Tale of Us and Magda; his current roster includes the award winning Maya Jane Coles, and Catz ’n Dogz as well as chart topper KDA amongst others.
Steven is currently a member of the AFEM board and has spoken at events including ADE, Miami WMC, Sonar, Les Nuits Sonores. Earlier in his career; Steven worked in A&R at Zomba Music Publishing, ran events for Kiss and Ministry as well as his own club events, and held management roles at both Crown Management and Incentive Music. Steven has also DJed and served as a journalist where he interviewed everyone from Goldfrapp through to Richard Branson.
An eclectic working life Steven is also a trained organisational psychologist and part time poet.