THE CORE TEAM
RACHAEL BEE / MD, Owner
Rachael Bee ran some of the seminal black music nights of the early 90’s and went onto become a radio & TV journalist/presenter working for the BBC, Kiss FM, Live TV, ITV. In 1999 she launched Impact Ventures, the company behind the MTV Lick Parties, MTV’s Base on the Beach, Base Lounge, Flava Tour for Channel 4, the MOBO Unsigned Tour, MTV's DFC Parties, countless live shows, launch parties and marketing campaigns for Ms Dynamite (Polydor), Big Brovaz, Lemar (Sony), Beverly Knight (EMI), Desert Eagle Discs (Echo), Keisha White and 2Play (Inferno) amongst many. Rachael joined Def Jam Records as Consultant General Manager for its UK launch and went on to manage Ladies First and Aaron Soul. She is now focused on management (Izzy Bizu and Emmavie) as well as being MD/ owner of ILUVLIVE.
JOHN HENDRICKSE / General Manager
John started his career in video production (ITV and Fashion TV) before moving on to music video production (Kele Le Roc and numerous rappers and grime artists). He then went on to work with the Official Mixtape Awards as Event and Online Director and fashion brands ‘Money’ & ‘Abuze’ as the agent responsible for exclusive fashion lines for Roger Sanchez, Marvell, Killa Kela & Rodney P. He went on to manage No Lay and consult and co-ordinate for Sponge World who released a single for the artist Steelo 1, that was BBC 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth's Track of the week. During this time he also moved in to plugging and PR for various artists with C4’s ‘Off Track’ being a break through for the Birmingham MC. In 2013 he joined iluvlive as Social Media Manager before working being appointed General Manager in 2015. At iluvlive John has also been involved with the management of Izzy Bizu, helped develop the artist development programme and record label.
LAUREN POWELL / Brand Manager
At 16 years old, Lauren created her own blog ‘Urban Obsession’, where she interviewed the likes of Lady Leshurr & Wretch 32. She went on to review live shows, which lead to her being invited by Musicalize & BBC Radio 1xtra to review their events. While completing a degree in Media & Communications at Goldsmiths University she interned at Sony Music, Jump Off TV and many other organisations. After graduating, she became Social Media & Press Co-Ordinator for club night Faded before joining iluvlive as Event & Brand Assistant in March 2015. In 2017 she was appointed Brand Manager.