Bernadette Barrett

Artist Career Guru



Bernadette started her career in the music industry in her hometown of Dublin where she was a promoter at the Mean Fiddler club, booking the venue and promoting national tours for Irish and International artists. She moved to London to work alongside Vince Power to book and promote the Fleadh festivals in Finsbury Park and across America. During her stint at the Mean Fiddler she met David Gray and Damien Rice and went on to work with Rob Holden as day-to-day manager on David Gray from 2001-2005. In 2004 she began managing Damien Rice and worked as his manager until 2018. In 2018 she set up her solo company Big Bear Management which she continues to run, managing Mahalia and Lisa Hannigan. She has a wealth of music industry experience having worked as a manager from development to arena level and has worked alongside major labels with licensed and signed artists throughout her career.

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