introducing HEAVYWEIGHT GM = David Roper
After months of negotiation & coersion HEAVYWEIGHT secured General Manager David Roper: introducing “Big Dave”…
"this guy has been hard to lock down" says HEAVYWEIGHT Director & Producer JoFF Rae "but we just pointed out he was basically playing with QPR when he could be managing Chelsea"
David comes with considerable & valuable experience - check out this for a list of impressive sh*t:
A career since the early 90’s with experience in music event promoting, event consulting & artist management.
Over one hundred events & shows promoted in New Zealand including: Missy Elliot, Mos Def, Pendulum Live, Will.I.Am, Method Man, Chase and Status, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Reel 2 Reel, GZA, Talib Kweli, Roots Manuva, Far East Movement, Roni Size, Pharoahe Monch, Official Black Eyed Peas Afterparty, Jean Grae, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, DJ Premier, The Pharcyde, Chali 2na, Goldie, Andy C, Akil the MC, Dilated Peoples, MC Conrad, Mala, MF Doom, Naughty by Nature, Atmosphere, Dub FX, Black Milk, DJ Krush, Photek, Vadim, Richie Hawtin, Ill Bill, Zinc, Grooverider, DJ Fresh, Commix, Bad Company, DJ Rectangle, Logistics, London Elektricity, Spor, Dillinja, LTJ Bukem, Noisia, Calyx & Teebee.
Co-Founded FuZen Entertainment, Subtronix & Northern Bass.
Key roles in the companies included: international artist agency negotiations & bookings, line up & music programming, event management, ticketing, promotion & marketing strategy for events, brand management, liaising with various NZ, US & UK govt departments to obtain work visas for touring artists.
Northern Bass NYE Festival 2011 & 2012: Co-Founder, Festival Co-Director, International line-up programmer, marketing & promotions manager. www.northernbass.co.nz
Line up/programming consultant to Big Day Out NZ (1999 - 2004)., Promotions & Marketing Manager, International Artists/DJs Bookings Manager for Fu Bar 2001 - 2011, Zen Nightclub 2007-2011.
Music line-up/programmer for the inaugural Oonst 95bFM party (2001).
Worked in a managerial role for NZ artists: Misfits of Science, Fast Crew, Timmy Schumacher, Truth, Jason Howson.
Consulted to Converse, Playstation & Redbull regarding music & events.
Written articles for Real Groove & Rip It Up magazines.
Regular contributor on the 95bFM radio show Rock ‘n Roll Wire (1998-2003).