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Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Big Life Management (UK)

Kat is general manager at Big Life Management, and manages artists including We Are Scientists, To Kill A King, Lazy Day and Suns Up. Her roster also includes talented producers Gethin Pearson (whose credits include Kele Okereke and JAWS) and Thomas Mitchener (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Counterfeit) as well as up-and-coming production team Sugar House, which Kat manages in partnership with Ros Earls at 140db.

Kat learned the art of management from the ground up as assistant to Jazz Summers, one of the industry’s most notorious and innovative managers, who became Kat’s mentor. Jazz founded Big Life in 1986 with his partner Tim Parry, and the company has been behind the success of artists as diverse as Soul II Soul, Lisa Stansfield, The Verve, Snow Patrol and La Roux. Kat joined the team in 2006, and these days she works with Tim to oversee the company’s day-to-day management team. Campaigns she has worked on previously include London Grammar’s platinum selling debut If You Wait and she has product managed album releases from artists including The Futureheads, Badly Drawn Boy and The Skids.

Kat is a recovering The National obsessive, and has no self-control when it comes to crisps.