Contact details:

Postal address: 10 Angel Gate, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3EJ

Telephone: Toby +44 (0) 7974 424063, or Claire +44 (0) 7703 183754


About us:

Toby Mills owns and runs Patchwork Music:

Toby began hisprofessional sound engineering career in the early nineties. Since then he has learnt many other skills, and gained a wealth of experience in stage management, tour management and production management. He has toured the world as a sound engineer and tour manager, which is still his favourite pastime when working with bands he enjoys. His favourite styles of music include world, jazz, folk, dance and various fusions thereof. He also enjoys playing percussion - congas and djembe being his favoured instruments.

Toby has also promoted gigs since the late eighties, programmed series of gigs in venues, and programmed and produced stages at festivals, including the Jazz World stage at Glastonbury Festival, which he left in 2010 after 16 years. Between January 2009 and April 2011 Toby also worked as Programme & Events Manager at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Now freelancing again, he is enjoying life on the road once more...

Claire Mills, who amongst other things chaired the organising committee of Strawberry Fair for three years, was production assistant for the Jazz World stage at Glastonbury for several years, was steward coordinator for the Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh, the Trade Justice Lobby in London and has worked in event control for the Cambridge Folk Festival for several years. Claire has also in recent years been tour managing for bands including Dub Colossus, and for Music Beyond Mainstream tours for Rokia Traore, and Tindersticks

Aside from these core members, Patchwork Music has many experienced crew to call on when needed.