>>The Team

Rosie Wilby worked at Mercenary PR on campaigns for artists including Metallica and Jamie Cullum. In 2004, she set up Piranha PR where clients have included BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning Emily Barker, Mercury Music Prize nominees Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Hamfatter, the first band to appear on Dragons Den. In 2007, she worked with Velocity PR and Andy Saunders on Woburn Live, a 3 day festival with acts including Van Morrison and corporate partners including Ronnie Scott’s and Classic FM. In 2010, she was asked to be a visiting lecturer in music PR at University of Greenwich. She is also an award winning stand up comedian and musician, a former Time Out music journalist and presents and produces radio shows on Resonance FM and has reported for BBC Radio 5, LBC and BBC London.

 

Virginia MacNaughton is also a singer songwriter, first teaming up with Rosie to work on the Girls Cross Country Arts Council funded tour promoting British female songwriters which they co-headlined in 2002. They also worked together on the press for her album release 'Levers Pulleys And Engines', securing reviews in Mojo, Q, Uncut, Classic Rock, The Guardian, The Independent and more. Virginia started freelancing for Piranha in 2007, initially for online and regional press campaigns, plus specialist radio. She has managed campaigns for 2 successive years for Galtres Festival (2012 line up included Ash, Buzzcocks, Seth Lakeman, Guillemots) and was recently involved with virtuoso guitarist and songwriter Jon Gomm, at the start of a campaign which lead Jon to the BBC Breakfast sofas after a Twitter recommendation by Stephen Fry.

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