About Us at Oot'n'Pik

Oot'n'Pik is the brainchild of Country music writer and broadcaster Chris Smith - with the emphasis on the brain.  Chris is a member of Mensa, the high IQ society, and in addition to his scribblings in Country Music People magazine and weekly show Now That's Country Music on 105Uckfield FM Chris is responsible for the Country Music Interest Group within that august body.

And it is his ability to think laterally, see a different angle and spot a new opportunity which makes Oot'n'Pik a music management and promotion company with a difference. We have nothing against the conventional approach and frequently advise that as the best option but if a little off the wall twist is going to grab attention and achieve the objective better, sooner, bigger, grander - then why not?

Whilst Chris's main interest is Country music the thought processes readily transfer to any genre - after all back in the day he worked with such diverse talents as Mud. The Hollies, Sweet Sensation, Mungo Jerry, Babe Ruth, The Tremeloes, The Equals, The Tweetsand Pans People.

We take the view that providing an act with help and advice on promotions, presentation or negotiations with labels or other promoters does not give us the right to demand they sign a long term contract with us. Whether you need our help on all or just a part of your career, Oot'n'Pik can and will come up with a fair deal. 

Chris Smith
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