John Dagnell has been involved in the music industry for over thirty years, ever since he started playing drums in the mid-seventies. By 1981 he had discovered that his future lay off stage and had started his first record label, as well as moving into the world of band merchandising. Working with renowned promoter Adrian Hopkins, Dagnell was to tour with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Genesis, Imagination, Johnny Cash and Van Morrison, as well as tour managing Steeleye Span. He also set up the Flutterby Label for Hopkins.
Heading out on his own, John was to start his own merchandise and touring operation, before returning to the record business in 1989 with the launch of Park Records. The following year he rekindled his professional relationship with Steeleye’s Maddy Prior with the release of her ‘Happy Families’ album with husband Rick Kemp.
From these beginnings, Park Promotions have established themselves as a leading independent music management and music promotion company having worked with some of the best known names in british music such as Maddy Prior, John Cale, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Pentangle, Kathryn Tickell,Gerard Kenny, Steeleye Span and many more.
Promoted hundreds of shows from small clubs to The London Barbican and London Palladium, John and his team have built a company that is capable of dealing with an artist on all levels, from their first steps into the industry to dealing with the most important aspects – be it the media, merchandising, touring or film and video projects. Bringing an attention to detail and a huge amount of personal experience to all projects, Park Promotions offer the perfect solution to any music industry problem.