Joel Garthwaite

Musician and Communications Consultant


I am an experienced creative marketing consultant and business leader with a specialism in the arts sector.

Having trained, and worked as a professional classical musician, I now combine working with some of the world’s leading arts organisations with a busy corporate portfolio of communications projects with award winning London based agency, Friend Studio.

With a specialism in marketing, I’m often brought in by clients to provide objective marketing, and business expertise to their organisation.

Whether working to shoestring or large budgets, I help ambitious growing, and established businesses make their campaigns pay off effectively.

I am a passionate performer and still perform regularly as a professional saxophonist across the UK.

My performance work is centred on the award-winning Lunar Saxophone Quartet, occasional broadcast work, recordings, and orchestral work with the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Media work has included live broadcasts for BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 3, Sky Arts, ITV and BBC TV.

Teaching has always been a passion of mine and I still maintain a small practice from my South Cambridgeshire home.

Edition Classics
Incorporated society of musicians
Saffron Hall
Encore Musicians
Cardiff university
Encore Musicians
Live music now
South West Music School
Encore Musicians