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Date: Thursday 18 May 2017
Price: £12 (£9 for groups of 10+)
Meet the man who signed Amy Winehouse.
Between spinning tunes, they’ll discuss Amy's musical inspirations, her legacy and ongoing influence.
Ticket includes admission to the exhibition Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.
About Darcus Beese
Darcus grew up in a working class West London, West Indian family. With a passion for music, he joined Island Records as an intern.
Darcus eventually rose to the role of A&R Director after he signed Amy Winehouse who achieved global success with her five-time Grammy winning album 'Back to Black'. In 2008 Darcus was made Co-President of the label and in January 2013, assumed sole leadership of the label as President of Island Records.
Other key signings during his tenure have included Jessie J, Florence & the Machine, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Ben Howard to name but a few. In 2014, Darcus was awarded an OBE for services to the UK music industry.
Today, he manages the most eclectic major label roster in the country, a mix of superstars and up-and-coming talent.
Box office: 020 7284 7384 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Cafe open 6-7.30pm
Amy Winehouse exhibition open 6-7.30pm
In partnership with JW3.