Our team

Wozzy Brewster, OBE  FRSA
Founder | Executive Director

Wozzy  has over thirty years experience in designing and delivering youth arts projects, and a wealth of knowledge throughout a multitude of creative mediums; music, theatre, dance, film and television. Wozzy also advises the Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, as Youth Culture Advisor, and delivers the CICAS® programme. She manages future Afro jazz four-piece United Vibrations.

She has a flair for nurturing and developing artists across all disciplines, sharing her knowledge with our members during one to one CICAS® sessions. Wozzy enjoys travelling the world, speaks Italian and is learning Spanish, and has created and delivered international youth arts projects in Italy, Lithuania, Ireland, Germany, USA and Mauritius. Her passion for music takes inspiration from a range of genres and artists, including Dawn Penn, Bob Marley, Sade and Roberta Flack. Her wellness routine is a fusion of Yoga, Tai Chi, Body Balance and Club Dancing! It is no surprise that Wozzy loves event management and writing lyrics!

 

Helen Clements
Office Administrator

Helen first started working for the London Borough of Lewisham in 1993. She has worked in both primary and secondary schools, and most recently worked in a local secondary school for seventeen years within the Finance and Admin Departments.

Helen is also the Founder of a small international support group helping parents and professionals searching for information on a rare chromosome condition.

Helen is a very caring and supportive person so working with young people comes naturally to this Mum of four who is a positive addition to the team.

Ailsa Yexley
Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Ailsa is experienced in the commercial music industry, working across communications and PR for over ten years in music media and events, including Don't Panic Media, SONNE PR, Tradiio and Field Day. Before joining MMC Ailsa headed up the PR and A&R department at a large Soho recording studio delivering artist development programmes and digital release campaigns. You can contact her for CICAS® Artist Development sessions when you need help with the commercial side of your development. She is also an artist manager and often found taking charge of the music in the office! Favourite labels are Tru Thoughts, Hyperdub and Hotflush Recordings.

Keith Reynolds
Premises Coordinator

Keith first started his working life on the East End markets and as a barrow–boy in the old Covent Garden Market - he still works on the market in Deptford today. He has worked for Lewisham Council and local schools and has been a Premises Officer in a Deptford school just down the frog, and he is a cockney rhyming wizard!

Keith knows all about Deptford. If you need to get somewhere he will show you the quickest way and if you need something he knows someone who can help! He has a vast knowledge of Health & Safety, and has studied British Sign Language. Speak to Keith when you would like to book any of the rehearsal rooms and studio suites.

Ahmad Dayes

Studio Manager | CICAS® Producer 

Ahmad is our studio engineer and Trombone player in the four piece Future Afro Jazz band United Vibrations. He always has new projects on the go and is madly skilled on a mixer. He teaches music production on our Cre8tiv®  and Deaf Rave programme and it is unlikely that you will see him wearing anything other than tye-dye around MMC.

Phil Greenwood
Programme Coordinator

Phil is a founding member of MMC's staff team, and combines his current role as Programme Coordinator with a portfolio of creative activities including media projects, music workshops, and songwriting. Phil plays several instruments including Saxophone, Guitar and Piano. He is a published artist in both Nashville and Los Angeles. He enjoys swimming, reading, and good-natured ridicule.

Vicky Zurinskas
Book-keeper

Vicky has worked in an accounts background for twenty-five years, over ten of which she has devoted to MMC. Vicky was born in South Africa where she studied until the age of 11.

Vicky loves working with figures and is super fast on a calculator.  Perhaps nature played a part giving Vicky 11 fingers when she was born to help her count higher than most people.  She loves listening to the sultry voice of Ben Howard whilst gardening but prefers more upbeat club music to run to. She uses her great knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and methodical skills to aid the efficient running of the finances at MMC.  

Desmond Fitzpatrick
Company Secretary

Desmond is an experienced and established professional Company Secretary who has worked with The Midi Music Company since inception. He is a professional Company Secretary for a range of businesses and Trusts. He is a wonderful English gentleman with an amazing insight into company law, which has been integral to the charity's business management.