About Us

Lucinda Brown
Venue Business Manager

Lucinda has worked in live music for the past 20 years. Starting as Venue Manager at Newcastle University Students Union then moving on to Birmingham Academy, Islington Academy and more recently The Forum, Kentish Town. In between venue management roles, Lucinda was Group Marketing Manager for both the Academy Music Group and MAMA & Company. Her most recent position at MAMA was as Business Development Manager where she was responsible for managing the venue marketing team, venue promoters, supporting the Operations Director overseeing nine venues as well as managing partnered events. Lucinda is with us to cover Helen Eastham’s maternity leave and will be taking on the overall management of the venue.

Dafydd Launder
Senior Events Coordinator

Dafydd started out as a trainee producer at Manchester International Festival and went on to work in the theatre, including at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. His enthusiasm for live events led him to join us here in 2012, quickly establishing himself as a valuable member of the team. He works closely with hirers and suppliers to make everything is in place for the wide range of events we hold, and he is often here during events as one of our duty managers. Along with Kat & Lucinda, Daf is a main point of contact for event bookings.



Dan Turner
Live Events and Operations Manager

Dan has been involved in live music promotion, production and festivals for over a decade. With his training in Audio and Electronic Engineering, he believes good sound to be of paramount importance. Dan has taken the venue on its journey from a newly refurbished event space to what is widely regarded as one of London’s finest live music venues today. Dan oversees the operations of the venue for all events and looks after all things technical.



Kat King
Events Coordinator

On deciding that the events scene was the right career path for her, Kat put in the hours to learn as much as she could about organising and running events. Before joining our team in this role in 2014, she had shown her enthusiasm and potential by volunteering at events in the venue whenever she could. Now part of Islington Assembly Hall’s full-time team, Kat is a first point of contact for hire enquiries and bookings along with Daf, and can also be seen making sure everything runs smoothly on the night as one of our duty managers.

Bobby Kane
Events & Bars Manager

Bobby has run various bars, pubs and venues in and around Islington over the past 14 years. His love of live music and events saw him join the team in 2013 to duty manage the majority of shows and other events as they happen. With experience in venue management, live music, events and bars, Bobby has since been promoted and now manages a pool of 30 staff at the venue. 


Alex Nattrass
Venue Administrator

Alex left her native northeast England for the bright lights of London as a teenager. She has a wealth of experience working in nightclubs and shows, including on high-profile events such as Cannes Film Festival. Alex is a main point of contact for general enquiries and she takes care of some of the important behind-the-scenes and administrative duties that keep things in the venue running smoothly.

Sam Burton
Assistant Events & Bars Manager

After moving to London to study Music Management at university, Sam has been working in bars and venues in for the past five years. He joined us from The Garage in Highbury & Islington where he has worked for the last three years, working his way up from a cloakroom and box office assistant to Assistant Bars Manager.
He shares a keen interest in live music along with the rest of the team and will be at most events as one of our Duty Managers.