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Meet Our Team

We are proud that our team are some of the North-West’s brightest young musicians, all of which have considerable expertise in their field. We are here to guide you through your journey. In addition to our core staff, we also have a wide range of freelance engineers, session musicians and composers to bring your projects to life.

Jamie Turner

Jamie Turner is a record producer, artist manager and managing director of Actual Music Ltd. Born and bred in Lancashire, Jamie learned piano and guitar from a young age and went on to study Music at the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Following his graduation in 2012, Jamie formed Love Music Education alongside educator Joe Wilson and went on to become resident at LIPA Primary School, developing and delivering the in-class and extra curricular music at the school. Jamie now personally manages a team of seven music staff at LIPA Primary, and has received national recognition for the company’s pioneering Kodaly curriculum. 

After founding bands ‘Chris Scott & Co’ and ‘Vintage Swing Thing’, Jamie went on to partner with Dancefloor Couture Ltd to create DFC, specialising in Live Music alongside the existing offer of DJs and Wedding Hosts. Jamie oversaw Artists by DFC, winning ‘Best Entertainment Provider’ at the Great Northern Wedding Awards for three years in a row, and supplying over a thousand events a year.

Founding Actual Music Ltd in 2017 focusing on artist management, Jamie then formed a partnership with The Grand in Clitheroe to become resident at their high-class SSL studio. Jamie now focuses on producing and releasing music alongside the company’s team of award-winning engineers and producers.

Jamie also guest lectures at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Royal Northern College of Music and was featured on LIPA’s graduate panel masterclass in 2018.

jamie@actualmusic.co 

Grettel Killing

Grettel is a ​vocalist, backing vocalist, session singer, songwriter and vocal arranger/director/teacher. 

Originally from Estonia, a graduate with a First Class degree from the ​Royal Northern College of Music BMus (Hons) Popular Music programme ​in Manchester, Grettel is working on our social media & marketing, project management and admin team.

Grettel is an experienced ​vocalist​, fronting numerous function bands and working as a singer on ​Scandinavian cruise ships; she’s also a backing vocalist ​/ vocal arranger for DJ Spoony’s Garage Classical, having performed sell-out shows at Hammersmith Apollo, The Barbican and Royal Albert Hall with Emeli Sande, Sugababes, Craig David, Zak Abel, Paloma Faith and many others. 

Grettel is a vocal tutor and a guest lecturer / workshop leader at numerous schools and universities, including Leeds Arts University and University of Chester; vocalist in a London-based professional a cappella group NoVI​.

grettel@actualmusic.co 

Arthur Phillips

Arthur is a saxophone (& other woodwind) player, session musician, composer and arranger, record producer and musical director/conductor. Also from Lancashire, Arthur first began learning clarinet and adding to his arsenal of instruments from there. 

Studying at LIPA in Liverpool and leaving with a BA (Hons) in Music, he then went on to University of Manchester to earn a Master of Music. Working in the renowned NOVARS recording studios, Arthur worked on the finer points of Music Creation, Sound Manipulation, Mixing and Mastering (both in stereo and multi-channel formats, including performing his own creations on a 56 channel diffusion system).

Arthur has performed in venues all over the world in a wide variety of roles and genres, from Jazz, funk, pop and house saxophone, to orchestral clarinet, to musical theatre as a multi instrumentalist. Combined with this, he has written and produced music for films and adverts (getting his first IMDB credit in 2019 with ‘The Seance’ by Happy Landing Media), as well as working as a producer, recording and mix engineer for a wide variety of styles and genres. 

arthur@actualmusic.co 

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