Meet The Team

Here’s the clever bunch that ensure we deliver like a well-oiled machine.

Martin Goddard

Co-Founder/Director, Digital Content

Martin has been playing professional live music for over 15 years. He is part of Coverland, a multi-award winning wedding and party band based in South Wales. Playing over 100 shows a year has provided Martin with an unparalleled breadth of knowledge in the sector, which means he really understands what it takes to be part of a great entertainment act. In Music HQ, Martin is responsible for the company's digital content strategy, website management, SEO, outreach and developing and implementing marketing activity.

Quick-fire Qs:
Favourite Book? Atomic Habits by James Clear
Favourite Film? The Big Lebowski
Favourite TV Show? The Sopranos
Favourite Food? Curry
Favourite Song? Go or Go Ahead by Rufus Wainwright
Favourite Band/Artist? Billy Joel

Interesting fun fact:
Martin was featured in British soft-rockers The Feeling's LOVE IT WHEN YOU CALL music video.

Ryan Aston

Co-Founder/Director, Artist Liaison

Ryan is a highly experienced and respected professional drummer. He has been playing drums from a very tender age and has over 25 years of professional playing, touring and recording experience under his belt. During his career he has worked on numerous artist sessions, live TV shows, and played at many legendary festivals across the globe. Most recently Ryan has been playing for artists including, Imelda May, Mercury Prize winner Badly Drawn Boy and James Arthur. As Artist Liaison, Ryan handles all aspects of coordination for our acts. His key roles ensure that everything runs smoothly with scheduling, logistics and inventory and that all our bands always enjoy a well organised, stress free performance.

Quick-fire Qs:
Favourite Book? A Million Tiny Pieces by James Frey
Favourite Film? Amadeus
Favourite TV Show? West Wing
Favourite Food? Thai cuisine
Favourite Song? Lover You Should’ve Come Over by Jeff Buckley
Favourite Band/Artist? Ben Folds Five

Interesting fun fact:
Ryan is a keen videographer and has recorded and edited all of our exclusive bands live promotionl music videos.

Suzanne Aston

Co-Founder/Director, Creative

Suzanne has worked as a professional singer for over 15 years and been fortunate enough to tour the world doing what she loves. She has toured the UK, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, China and Australia and worked with international superstars including Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams, Katherine Jenkins & Cee-Lo Green. As a Creative, Suzanne’s performance background enables her to mentor the signature acts we work with, bringing out their charisma and stage presence, meaning our clients get exceptional live entertainment and passionate about providing only the very best.

Quick-fire Qs:
Favourite Book? Autobiographies
Favourite Film? Dirty Dancing
Favourite TV Show? Summer Heights High
Favourite Food? Thai cuisine
Favourite Song? “Arrrggghhh! Too many to choose…”
Favourite Band/Artist? Whitney Houston

Interesting fun fact:
In her formative years, Suzanne played Sandy in a West End production of Grease The Musical.

Rory Bridgeman

Client Support Manager

Rory provides ongoing support to existing clients and is first point of contact for any enquiries pertaining to our acts. He is also the lead singer of Music HQ’s signature band iRock. With a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience in providing professional entertainment in the sector, Rory is in a unique position to provide unparalleled customer service and advice to our clients about their forthcoming events.

Quick-fire Qs:
Favourite Book? Dave Grohl's Biography
Favourite Film? Moulin Rouge (*Yes, really...)
Favourite TV Show? Game of Thrones
Favourite Food? Lasagne
Favourite Song? Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley
Favourite Band/Artist? Foo Fighters

Interesting fun fact:
Rory is a distant relative of UK singer/songwriter Lewis Capaldi.

Katie Evans

Client Support Administrator

As the office Administrator, Katie is responsible for all of our inbound enquiries and email marketing. She works closely with our clients to understand their requirements, budget and planning details. In her day-to-day, she provides support to the Client Support Manager and liaises with our external booking agents. She also maintains the company’s CRM system.

Quick-fire Qs:
Favourite Book? All the Harry Potter books
Favourite Film? Anchorman
Favourite TV Show? Game of Thrones
Favourite Food? Pizza
Favourite Song? Always by Bon Jovi
Favourite Band/Artist? Celine Dion

Interesting fun fact:
Katie is also a professional make-up artist and is fluent in 4 languages.

Lyndsey Hughes

Administrative Assistant

Lyndsey works on our social media channels by engaging in social presence creation, social media communications, daily monitoring and reporting of social media activity, and contributes to the development of new online resources and projects as part of the digital team.

Quick-fire Qs:
Favourite Book? Born Wild by Tony Fitzjohn
Favourite Film? Jurassic Park
Favourite TV Show? Game of Thrones
Favourite Food? Italian cuisine
Favourite Song? Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron & Wine
Favourite Band/Artist? Fleetwood Mac

Interesting fun fact:
Lyndsey is a huge animal lover and proud owner of many pets including a Bearded Dragon. She also has a first-class honours degree in Animal Science.

Ben Harris

Administrative Assistant

Ben first joined us as part of a workplace learning programme and has really flourished in his role. He is responsible for many administrative and clerical tasks including our customer outreach process.

Quick-fire Qs:
Favourite Book? Do The Beano comics count?
Favourite Film? The Marvel Avengers movies
Favourite TV Show? F*R*I*E*N*D*S
Favourite Food? Pizza
Favourite Song? Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Favourite Band/Artist? Marshmello

Interesting fun fact:
Ben plays Sunday League football for his local club and coaches the junior team. He is also related to Welsh footballer and actor Vinnie Jones.