Wozzy Brewster, OBE
Founder | Executive Director
Wozzy has over 30 years experience in designing and delivering youth arts projects, and a wealth of knowledge through a multitude of creative mediums; music, theatre, dance, film and television. Wozzy also advises the Mayor of Lewisham | Sir Steve Bullock as Youth Culture Adviser, and delivers the CICAS® programme, and manages afro jazz four-piece, United Vibrations working alongside co-Manager Nick Lawrence.
Having a flair for nurturing talent and developing artists across disciplines, she enjoys sharing her knowledge with our members during 1:1 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. Wozzy has a passion for Music and 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!
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.
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.
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.
Jo previously worked across various Mental Health charities, including MIND as a support worker and employment advisor. Jo loves theatre, a member of a theatre company where she has enjoyed many productions and sings in their choir. She also has a dog called Janey, and grows vegetables on an allotment with varying degrees of success. Jo is the best person to contact to find out about course information and CICAS® appointments.
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.
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 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.