When I landed in Perugia for my tour of Italy I was definitely feeling the fear of leaping into the unknown.
Not only was I touring a country for the first time; but I was visiting a country for the first time; and (most importantly) I was trusting the bookings and organisation of others for the first time.
I wont go into too much detail but over the 5+ years I`ve been on the road I have never had much luck with booking agencies. Too many promises and too few results. (Truth be told the only reason I was going ahead with this was because they had done a good job of working with a Japanese band I have played with in Yokohama.)
Sanday Agency is a grass roots community of musicians and enthusiasts who are not only in it for the right reasons but also know the importance of being true to their word.
I was met at the airport by Silvio, Andrea and Francesco who are the 3 individuals at the core of the operations. They were wonderful friendly people who over the course of my week stay did everything in their power to ensure I was always comfortable, fed and busy with the focus of music. They are also very much a part of their local music community and along with them is a large base of musicians who also helped to assist me on my travels.
I would strongly recommend any musicians feeling ready to hit the road in Italy to contact them.
Their Website address is www.sandayagency.com