Welcome To BPA Live

BPA Live was formed by Bob Paterson on the 1st July 2005 and the agency now boasts a roster of over 30 artists including Tom Russell, Sam Baker, Kimmie Rhodes, The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth Moody, The Turnpike Troubadours, Hans Chew, Eve Selis, Carrie Rodriguez, American Aquarium, Otis Gibbs, Robert Vincent and Blue Rodeo.

The agency continues to grow, now working with artistes from varying genres including blues and folk alongside the original Americana acts. Please use the links above for details of our evolving roster, tours currently underway, those that are currently being booked, contact details and links section.

BPA Live is a member of The Agents Association.

Visa Sponsorship

BPA Live represents a roster of mainly American and Canadian musicians and bands. By law they require a Certificate of Sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration in order to enter and work in the UK. Previously they required Work Permits but these were phased out in 2008. BPA Live is an A-rated Tier 5 sponsor and has been since the online points based system was introduced in late 2008.

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Americana charts and awards

Today The Official Charts Company launch the official Americana Album chart. The announcement was made by Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 last night at the end of his Bob Harris Country show. Bob also announced the first UK Americana Music Association (The AMA-UK) awards to...

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American Aquarium join the BPA Live roster

BPA Live are delighted to be working with the outstanding American Aquarium in the UK and Ireland. "American Aquarium's punky, pissed-off country-rock still packs a dangerous punch" was how Rolling Stone described the bands last album, 2015's 'Wolves'. The band have...

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The Dreaming Spires announces October tour dates

Hot off a whistle stop tour of Nashville as a guest of The Americana Music Association UK (The AMA-UK), Little Rock and Memphis in September, The Dreaming Spires embark on their biggest UK Tour yet this October. The tour takes in many a tried and tested venue as well...

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BPA Live is 10 today!

It is ten years to the day that I started off BPA Live. It has been a fun journey so far full of highs and lows. Here's to the next 10! Many thanks to all my friends, family, musicians, promoters, venues and festivals past and present as well as all the publicists,...

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