Can You CIC It? Mission Control
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Sybil Bell, Co-Founder
Sybil Bell is Founder of Independent Venue Week and CEO I Like The Sound Of That Ltd. She is Co-Founder of CAN YOU CIC IT? a Community Interest Company running IVW in the UK and Yes We Can, the development education, and community program.
Sybil has been an artist manager & label manager, tour manager and promoter, owned a venue and recording studio, has consulted at various trade bodies including UK Music, the MMF and the FAC, has run numerous events including the MPG Awards and co-ordinating international networking events at SXSW for The Department of International Trade.
Sybil has spoken & curated panels at various events including SXSW in 2011, 2013 and 2016, Bigsound in Australia 2015, given the Keynote at Output, Belfast 2016 and spoken at Pop Montreal and at Mondo in NYC in 2017. More recently she has spoken at BBC Introducing 2019 and 2020.
Chloe “Colin” Ward, Co-Founder
Chloe is Director of UK for Independent Venue Week and co-founded CAN YOU CIC IT? who run IVW and Yes We Can, our community, training and education programme.
Chloe started her career in the festival world and held a variety of different positions over the years including creative production (Field Day Festival, Underage, Apple Cart, Corona Sunsets), stage management (Secret Cinema), artist liaison (End of The Road) and burger selling (Various).
When her mum questioned why she was only working for five months of the year, Chloe took the plunge and started working in production for awards ceremonies including the Music Week Awards and the Music Producers Guild Awards. It was at the MPG Awards that Chloe met Sybil and the rest is history.
Charlie Rickard, Director of Production
Charlie Rickard is one of the directors of CAN YOU CIC IT? a Community Interest Company running IVW in the UK and Yes We Can, the development education, and community program.
Passionate about music from an early age, it was inevitable he would end up working in the industry one way or another.
He learnt the ropes in record distribution for several years before moving over to the live side of the business where he worked for a touring production & backline company.
It was during his time spent here that he threw himself into several roles that included facilities management, tour advancing, stage management & various production duties.
Oscar Rees, Communications & Campaigns
After getting involved in student radio while at university in Birmingham, Oscar started out in the music industry a couple of years ago, interning for a long-standing independent record label, moving into a full time job including overseeing their direct to consumer shop and managing social media campaigns for their record releases.
While there, he went on to co-ordinate and manage the launch and first year of their internet radio station which was sponsored by Fred Perry, programming and producing over 100 live shows & podcasts a month, including his own show.
Alongside working in music Oscar is a trans-rights advocate and has worked with artists, charities & brands in campaigning for great awareness of issues affecting the trans community.
Kyri Chrisostomou, Co-Ordinator
A country bumpkin in the big smog, Kyri is originally from Staffordshire. His background is a hybrid of music and business.
After moving to London to study music at BIMM, Kyri ran an independent artist project, gaining funding from HMUK. This was supported by Wonderland, Clash, Gay Times, BBC Introducing and Foundation FM. Live highlights included gigs at Ronnie Scotts, The Social and BBC Introducing Live.
Alongside this, He was an administrator for a small family property business, supporting general day to day operations across the board. He’s also assisted at music events, gigs & projects including Springboard Live – a national project which promoted new music acts through immersive live music concerts, powered by people aged 16-25, in partnership with BBC Introducing.
Mario Craven-Ward, Human & Canine Resources
Mario the Pomeranian started life as a puppy living just off Leicester Square before joining our team via his mum, Chloe Craven-Ward. With a bark far worse than his bite, he keeps the Can You CIC It team in line and can be quite demanding to work alongside.