Melissa Driscoll

 

Address:                       Denison Street HAMILTON EAST NSW 2303
Mobile:                        0423 177 516

Date of Birth:                1 January

Email:                           melissa.driscoll@gmail.com

LinkedIn:                      Mel Driscoll (Roach) LinkedIn Profile

 

Career Objective

To be part of an encouraging and supportive team environment whilst utilising appropriate systems and procedures to maximise results. I also aim to continue to develop both my professional and personal skills set. I am looking to persue temp, part time or full-time positions.

 

Interests

I like write, I also like to sing (but do this quite badly and pretty much only in person), take photographs, and listen to music. For some reason I like statistics too, researching and providing quality data to produce research and results. I have volunteered for two years running on a not-for-profit project with the International Rotary Foundation travelling to Papua New Guinea for humanitarium purposes.


Education

2018 - International Music Marketing Berklee College of Music, Boston USA

2017 - Online Music Marketing Berklee College of Music, Boston USA

2016 - Music Marketing Berklee College of Music, Boston USA

2013 – Certificate IV Marketing & Public Relations
2004 – Certificate IV Business Administration

2003 – Certificate III Business Administration

2001 – Certificate II Business (Office Administration)
2000 - Higher School Certificate (Year 12)

 

Skill Summary

Navision | MYOB | Sybiz | PAMS | Elite Enterprise | Microsoft Excel | Microsoft Word | Outlook |Publisher | Powerpoint | Photoshop | Lightroom | Compass | MISS | QATS | Accounts Payable | Accounts Receivable | Reconciliation | Marketing | Administration | Quickbooks | Wix Websites | Weebly Websites | Squarespace Websites | Wordpress

 

Transferrable Skills

Motivates others | Dependable | Considerate | Loyal | Communicates well | Analyse situations | Creativity |Decision making | Adaption to situations | Quick and eager Learner | Confident | Easy going | Trustworthy | Can take instruction well | Resourceful | Good sense of humor


Employment

RCS Productions & Entertainment | Atlanta Georgia USA (1.5 years)
Office Manager / Marketing 

RCS Productions has been buying and producing entertainment for festivals and special events for over 30 years.  RCS staff have worked with the vast majority of national touring entertainers and brings first-hand knowledge of the artists to your event programming process.

 

Our artist lineup consists of only the best covering: Rock n Roll, Classic Oldies, Blues, Roots & Bluegrass, Country and even popular Tribute Bands. We work with America's Artists agencies to bring the best entertainment to the locals of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia, Florida and more.

 

We've worked with the worlds most talented and well known artists like: 

- Evermore  - Melissa Etheridge - Alanis Morrissett - Willie Nelson - Tom Jones - The Beach Boys - Barenaked Ladies - Shaun Mullins - Sheryl Crow - The Spin Doctors - Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot, Lifehouse, Pat Benatar and more with over 35 years in the business and bordering 170 concerts/festivals per year and procuring approximately 250 artists per annum. A full list of Artists, Clients, Festivals and Organizations can be seen here.

 

- In September 2017 we were proud to announce the management takeover including talent procurement, show production and promotion of Tennesse's Cumberland Caverns Live. A performance venue cave 333 Underground in the Tennessee mountains. 
 

- We are also proud to announce the management takeover including talent procurement, show production and promotion of Peachtree City's Fred Amphitheater

✔️ Office Management: Dunwoody Georgia

✔️ Production Management 

✔️ Artist Contract Management

✔️ Client Contract Management

✔️ Artist Asset Management

✔️ Artist Rider & Greenroom Management

✔️ CRM & Show Calendar Management: PromoterOps

✔️ Cumberland Caverns Live Web Maintenance: Wordpress

✔️ Cumberland Caverns Live Ticketing: Ticketfly

✔️ Brand Management

✔️ Artist Management Liaison 

✔️ Concert and Festival Advancement

✔️ Concert & Festival Production & Execution

✔️ Greenroom, Artist Rider Management & Logistics 

✔️ Accounting Management using Quickbooks

✔️ Concert & Event Marketing & Promotion

Vintage, Boudoir and Retro Revival Photography:

Pearl Davies is a pseudo name given in 2009 for my ongoing freelance side project that was originally designed to take on the 1950's Pinup era of photography. 

 

Music Media:

After positive growth and racking up an impressive music media portfolio I labelled this under the Pearl Davies name too. Examples are attached. I have also now been named USA correspondent for Rhythms Magazine located in Australia.

 

Retro-Revival Media:

Since travelling America I thought I would transfer my skillset with my music journalism to write, photograph, interview and document retro America for print media. Since arriving stateside I have interviewed designers, models and even retro-inspired architects in showcasing the retro-revival era.

 

All of this, and under one roof: www.PearlDavies.com

 

Skills Gained:

✔ Business Building 

✔ Branding

✔ Copy Writing

✔ Sub-Editing

✔ Project Management

✔ Content Sourcing and Coordination

✔ Sales & Marketing

✔ Merchandising

✔ Digital Photography

✔ Image Processing

✔ Proof Reading

✔ Website Design

✔ Website & Social Media Content Management

✔ Newsletter Production and Distribution

 

Pearl Davies Media provides quality stories and photography for retro-revival business and personalities, as well as performing artists. I have been involved in many major Rockabilly and Vintage inspired events as a volunteer, a sponsor and even hosting and being MC. 

 

Partnership collaborations include but not limited to: 

 

Beat Magazine (AUS), The Brag Magazine (AUS), Reverb Magazine (AUS), Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival (AUS), Nashville Boogie (USA), Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival (USA), The Dwarf (AUS),  Faster Louder (AUS), PinUp America (USA), Adore Pin Up Magazine (AUS),  PinUp Kittens Magazine (AUS), Totem Brand Media (AUS), Tatyana Designs (USA), Dollhouse Bettie (USA), Cabana Bay Retro Resort (USA) and more...

Eddies Attic

Eddie’s Attic is a world famous popular and intimate live music venue for aspiring and accomplished performing artists and songwriters. 

 

The Attic is located in Decatur, Georgia, a small artist-friendly town within the metro Atlanta area – a cultural blend of Berkeley and Mayberry. 

 

A “listening room” with a superior sound system and acoustics, where patrons are asked to silence cell phones and actually listen to the songs, has made the Attic’s music room a hit with music enthusiasts. 

 

Eddie’s Attic draws both fans and artists from all over the world and continues to be one of the most premier music venues in the nation. With over 500 shows a year (1-4 a day 7 days a week) Eddie's Attic has been graced with performers of all genres and time, from the greats to new sound.

 

Past Owner and Legendary American promoter Alex Cooley also known as the 'Unofficial Mayer of Atlanta Music' who is known and credited to have bought rock and roll to Atlanta, also founding the biggest festival in the region, Music Midtown in 1994.

 

John Mayer started at Eddie's Attic prior to his reign within the music industry and with some of the world's most talented artists performing at The Attic it's no doubt it's reputation has made it one of best sought after stages in America's South. 

 

Performers include but in no way limited to: Otis Redding III, Justin Bieber, The Unlikely Candidates, Joan Osborne, Angie Stone, Sugerland, Shaun Mullins, Ed Roland (Collective Soul), John Mayer and more...

 

✔️ Assistant to Live Nation South East American Talent Buyer

✔️ Manager of The Attic Sounds

✔️ Marketing Manager: The Attic Sounds

✔️ Web Master: Ticket Advancing (Ticketfly) 

✔️ Public Relations

✔️ Artist/Management Liaison 

✔️ Artist Contract Advancing 

✔️ Media Management 

✔️ Marketing Concepts

✔️ Box Office Management 

✔️ Subscription Management (50,000+ subscribers weekly)

✔️ Graphic Design and Editing

✔️ Graphic Media: Photography & Videography for 'The Attic Sounds'.

People Fusion | Temp Assignments (awaiting departure to the USA)
Accounting and Finance
Newcastle, Australia

✔️Pathology North, John Hunter Hospital

✔️Pacific National

 

 

August 2014 – December 2014
Vivacity RTO Coaching and Consulting | Casual Role (awaiting departure to the USA)

Cardiff
Client Liaison Officer

✔️Time Management Skills
✔️Working to strict deadlines
✔️Liaising with Government bodies (ASQA)
✔️Providing Coaching and Training on
✔️Research, collate and populate Training and Assessment Strategies
✔️Keeping abreast with changing within the RTO industry, VET and the NSW Training Industry
✔️Customer Service with national clientele
✔️File maintenance
Using accounting package Xero


 

February 2014 – August 2014
Icon Business Group T/as Courses Direct | 6 Month Temp Role with People Fusion
Newcastle & Charlestown
Finance | Marketing
✔️Debt Collection                                  
✔️Accounts Receivable                          
✔️ Invoicing                                           
✔️File Maintenance                               
✔️Accounts Payable            &nbs