Storme Whitby Grubb – 2011 Mentor

Storme Whitby Grubb has toured with bands and musicians including the Kaiser Chiefs and Bloc Party. Her company Little Touring represents international acts including CSS, Kele and We Are Scientists

Storme Whitby Grubb has toured with bands and musicians including the Kaiser Chiefs and Bloc Party. Her company Little Touring represents international acts including CSS, Kele and We Are Scientists.


We caught up with her to talk inspiration and her experiences of mentoring ahead of our 2011 campaign.

What fired your ambition to start your own business?
I had my first big break at Fat Cat Records. I was only cleaning vinyl and organising post but it opened the door to the industry. After that, I had to take all the opportunities I was given and build contacts. I travelled a lot and worked in some pretty difficult environments, so building up lots of experience.

MEET THE REST OF THE 2011 MENTORS HERE

What’s been a career high?
One of my highlights was when Bloc Party were the penultimate headliners at Reading. I’ve had some pretty fun experiences with my bands – We Are Scientists once missed a flight to a gig so we convinced the label to charter a private jet!

What’s the best careers advice that you’ve been given?
Interning is hard but it’s important. Once you’ve got a placement, work hard and impress people –be confident and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

What makes a good mentor?
At times you hit a wall and it’s good to be advised by someone who can encourage you!

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