Galaxy Entertainments is a non profit events and music promotion agency. It is also an homage to the leading 1960’s booking agency Galaxy Entertainments Ltd.
You can find out about up and coming artists, concerts and festivals around the UK as well as details of any Galaxy Entertainments events.
History of Galaxy Entertainments Ltd
Galaxy Entertainments Ltd was a booking agency back in the 1960’s, handling well known bands such as the Birds, Small Faces, Amen Corner, The Move, Nashville Teens, The Attack, The Dimples and many more artists such as Pink Floyd and Love Affair, who were not signed to Galaxy, but obtained tour work and other gigs via this top agency. Today, you can still find the odd Galaxy Entertainments contract on the internet that have become much sought after memorabilia.
The original owner was Ron King who ran the agency from about 1965 through to about 1968 when it was taken over by Don Arden, the well known Impresario, also known as the Al Capone of Pop. In recent times people may remember him as Sharon Osbourne’s father. Back in the sixties Don managed a number of named artists, including sixties Mod band Small Faces. Many of the artists were also handled by Galaxy Entertainments Ltd who’s key booking staff Sue Rose and Tony Burfield worked in an office on the same floor as Don’s management company based at 52-55 Carnaby Street. In 1967 when the Small Faces left Don Arden’s management, Galaxy moved to 7 Denmark Street in the heart of Tin Pan Alley, just a few doors along from The Move’s management office and Regent Sound recording studio.
STEVE “BOLTZ” BOLTON
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER 2013
Steve Bolton is an English rock musician born in Manchester in 1949. Since the start of his career in the 1960’s Steve has played guitar, toured and recorded with a number of well known artists. In 1972 he joined top rock band Atomic Rooster. In the early 1980’s he worked with singer Paul Young and in 1989 toured with The Who on their 25th Anniversary tour, as lead guitarist at the personal request of Pete Townsend due to his tinnitus problems.
Steve then went on to work with many named artists including Keith Richards, David Bowie, David Gilmour, Belinda Carlisle, Joe O’Donnell, Pino Palladino, Mark Pinder, Laurie Latham, Matt Irving, Mark Ashton, Bill Smith, Bad Habits, Graham Prekett, Carl Palmer, Dominic Miller, Tony Lukyn, Kim Lesley, Ian Kewley, Manu Katche and John Otway.
Since early 2000 Steve dipped under the music radar, but in recent years, after re-inventing himself as a travelling troubadour he has worked non- stop doing solo performances. Occasionally he does gigs with his own electric band The New White Trash, who also back him for an “Evening With” show, a night of story -telling and music.
Steve was chosen by Galaxy Entertainments as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Winner because of his vast, varied and inspiring career in music. He has experienced dark moments to light and the ups and downs of the music business.
Steve says: “I want to show people it’s possible to do all this weird and wacky stuff, the drugs and music, hit the crossroads, which I did, but fought to re-invent myself. Here I am truly happy for everything that’s happened. It’s all been part of life’s plan.”
Read an exclusive interview with Steve, who told us about his life growing up in Manchester, his life in the music business and his recent re-invention as a travelling troubadour.
Garry Bushell was our 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner