Richard Lett. the owner of LISTEX partner Après Ski Bands, tells us a bit about how the company was formed, and in his upbeat style gets us excited about the LISTEX party and the performance by solo artist Alex Davies.
1) How did your company Apres Ski Bands come about?
After having run numerous Alpine bar and nightclub operations and subsequently producing, creating and working on Alpine festivals, a music agency kind of grew organically around us with bands needing help to find gigs and venues needing bands.
2) How did you recognise a niche for a company offering après ski style bands?
Thanks for crediting us with some marketing savvy, but the truth is customers see what we do in the Alps and contact us. Seeing bands perform in epic live music venues such as Cocorico (Val d’Isère and soon Tignes), Smithys (Alpe d’Huez and Deux Alpes), The Rond Point (Méribel), The Poste (Zermatt) and a myriad of smaller, really cool venues, people are hungry to recreate that incredibly positive vibe for their special day.
3) What else do you get up to in the ski and snowboard world?
We also run the new Lodge and Terrasse du Village in Méribel Village, we run the comedy tours “Taking the Piste” and consult with tourist offices and organisations on their special events.
4) Tell us more about Alex Davies who will be performing at LISTEX
Alex was a Britain’s got Talent and X Factor Finalist, but didn’t want to take the signing of the contracts any further! He first did a ski season with us at the tender age of 22, after 5 seasons he is now UK based. He is vocally very strong, plays all the hits and crowd pleasers as well as some of his own infectiously catchy tunes. He has a super solid stage presence, really positive and fun and can bring the party on his own or front his band “Chop Shop” for a bigger sound.
5) What are you looking forward to the most about LISTEX?
We actually organise networking events ourselves in the Alps and apart from the obvious benefit of exchanging contacts and ideas, I always leave inspired to create new things.
Alex Davies will be playing live at the LISTEX Party on Wednesday September 26th.