Willow Wood is an international music publication and creative collective made up of music lovers from around the world. The roots of what we do are grounded in working with and sharing the music of bands and artists we are passionate about; we travel the world to discover new music so that you don't have to.
Our services include A&R, PR, event production & promotion, graphic design & illustration, photography, videography & sessions.
Lauren (Northern California) and Nicola (Sydney, Australia) met while living in a converted warehouse in an arts community in London. After we hit a point where things weren't clicking anymore, we decided to make a new path. Our priorities drastically changed and we both felt the desire to give everything up and focus on turning our passions into our career.
This adventure started in the form of a small blog with the intention of sharing our musical discoveries and travel stories with our close family and friends. The 'small project' was well received and we have since expanded to combine our joint services of music and events management with graphic design and advertising, and have been acquiring new skills (and new members from all over the globe) along the way, thus forming the collective that we are today.
Where: London, Sydney.
Listening to: Amason, Angel Olsen, Leon Bridges, Shakey Graves, Mikhael Paskalev, Yassou Benedict.
Guilty pleasure: Sisqo's 'Thong Song'.
Fun fact: Nicola has an entirely unhealthy obsession with zombies.
Where: California, London, New York.
Listening to: Kevin Garrett, HOWARD, Ibeyi, Nick Hakim, UMO, Leon Bridges, Street Joy, Solo Woods, Mystic Braves, Van Morrison.
Guilty pleasure: Jamie Oliver & The Bublé.
Fun fact: Ray Charles gave Lauren her baptismal gown.
Where: Malaysia & London.
Listening to: London Grammar, Great Lake Swimmers, Snakadaktal, Macklemore.
Guilty pleasure: Josh Turner.
Fun fact: Radio production by day, world-domination by night.
Where: LA based. Travel often.
Listening to: Sigur Rós, Josh Garrels, Explosions
In The Sky, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Lorde.
Guilty pleasure: teen angst tv shows.
Fun fact: I do aerial silks.
Where: LA & Victoria, BC.
Listening to: Lucius, Father John Misty, Lord Huron, Shakey Graves, Cherub.
Guilty pleasure: female singer songwriters.
Fun fact: I build houses out of mud.
WRITER / TASTEMAKER
Where: San Francisco, Los Angeles
Listening To: King Tuff, Chet Faker, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Growlers, Sinkane.
Guilty Pleasure: Mickey's 40 oz.
Fun Fact: I can recite every line of Super Troopers
Where: Paris & New York
Listening to: Nina Simone, Arthur Russell, Little Dragon, Sampha, Jungle, Cass McCombs, Metronomy, Blood Orange, John Talabot
Guilty Pleasures: Prince and a bottle of Bordeaux
Fun Fact: I used to have special powers like Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but I lost them when I grew up like Peter Pan.
Listening to: Lorde, Willis Earl Beal, Puscifer, Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes.
Guilty pleasure: Fall Out Boy.
Fun fact: A bagpiper lives on my street who frequently plays in his front yard.
Listening to: The Doors (always)
Guilty pleasure: Spying :)
Fun fact: I used to sing (perform and everything)
STEVEN T. HANLEY
IRELAND & PORTUGAL