Leading UK Music Entrepreneurs Launch Boisdale Entertainment

Having produced music and entertainment for many hundreds of events around the world between them, ranging from intimate private parties to arena tours for international superstars, the carefully assembled team are perfectly placed to offer what will be an unrivalled service to an array of clients both in the UK and internationally.

Leading this new enterprise is the group’s Managing Director Michael Gelardi, who has operated globally in the music, entertainment and hospitality industries for over 30 years. He was responsible for founding the music and entertainment arm of Forte PLC, which he developed into one of the largest entertainment companies in Europe, and has produced over 800 shows, concerts and events worldwide throughout his career. Lining up alongside Gelardi is serial entrepreneur and founder of the Boisdale group of restaurants and venues Ranald Macdonald, for whom Jools Holland acts as Patron of Music; revered promoter and venue manager Geoff Todd, who was previously General Manager of London’s iconic jazz club Ronnie Scott’s and is now managing all live entertainment at The London Hippodrome; Nathan Evans, who has spent the last 20 years in the hospitality sector and is currently the Deputy Managing Director & Business Development Director for the Boisdale Group; and Peter Brightman, CEO of International Entertainment Corporation and consultant to governments, international corporations, stadia, festivals and theatre groups.

Having worked with a who’s who of the music and entertainment industries over the years, from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Sammy Davis Jr. and Bob Hope to Take That, Elton John, Beyonce, Dionne Warwick, Cliff Richard, José Carreras, Katherine Jenkins and many, many more, the group will combine their experience and contacts to deliver a diverse array of live music and entertainment of any style and genre, from string quartets and jazz duos to A-list international artists. An emphasis will be placed on value for money and the quality of both the service that they provide and the live entertainment that they offer.

“I am delighted and very excited about the prospect of heading up such a unique team of professionals” explains Gelardi. “The chemistry between us came together very naturally and I think that our combined experience and creative talents will offer clients a powerful source to make every event a unique and memorable one.”