We are GOAT – a boutique music and events agency specialising in innovative live music programming, talent booking and creative event solutions.

We work with brilliant talent.

With a bulging black book and bucket loads of industry experience, we design and deliver exceptional musical experiences across legendary festivals, gigs and corporate events.

Ain’t no mountain high enough for GOAT.

We work really hard and are really nice 🙂


What we do…

Talent Booking

Handling all agent and management squabbles, contracting, production advancing and onsite artist liaison


Live Music Programming

Inspired programming for festival stages, one-off gigs, revelries and corporate shindigs

Event Planning, Management and Production

Venue finding through to conceptualisation, theming, “jooshing” and onsite operational / technical management

Venue Consultancy

Pumping up venue profile and industry kudos, increasing occupancy rates, assisting with bookings and a joyous customer journey

Artist Development and Mentoring

Hatching opportunities for emerging artists through providing creative direction and a nest of progressive professional know-how

Who We Are

Dave Gaydon was a globe-trotting rock star in a former life but now gets referred to as a live music industry veteran. He doesn’t like that – it makes him sound old. Working across multiple venues including the legendary Hammersmith Palais, Dave ended up as Head of Music at London’s iconic Roundhouse where he built its reputation as a world class institution for live music and creative development of young artists. Bringing in globally recognised brands including iTunes Festival and Mercury Music Prize further contributing to the venue’s success. With a number one single in 17 countries, 20 years of experience and thousands of bookings under his belt, Dave has unrivalled access to key players within the industry to deliver clever and inspiring music programming and exceptional talent bookings.
Lou Birkett began her events career as a 14-year-old cloakroom attendant at Scary Spice’s annual charity bash. Continuing her family’s legacy within the dazzling world of hospitality and events, she landed a once in a lifetime opportunity working on the transformation of the Millennium Dome into the world’s no.1 music venue, The O2. It’s a tough job having to see Prince perform 21 times but someone had to do it. Lou went on working globally on PR and event initiatives, predominantly the biggest domestic sponsorship deal – The Barclays Premier League. Sick of multiple WAG proposals, Lou reclaimed her passion for music and the arts securing a position in the Roundhouse events team. Having a healthy balance of corporate and creative experience means Lou has the expertise to craft and deliver a multitude of unique events.
  • Goat Music – Dave Gaydon & Lou Birkett
  • Goat Music – Dave Gaydon & Lou Birkett
Music and Arts Festival
GOAT is a 3 day boutique music and arts festival in North Goa, India, produced, programmed and promoted by GOAT Music. Showcasing cutting edge sounds from across the globe in conjunction with immersive mind, body and soul therapies set within a breathtaking beachside setting. Click here for more info

Say hello…


+44 207 477 2170

GOAT Music Ltd
Studio 10, Hackney Downs Studios
12-15 Amhurst Terrace, London, E8 2BT