You could be forgiven for thinking that all of the people we employ here at RSVP are actors, but in fact we have a wealth of creative talent across the entire creative spectrum. Dancers, singers musicians, writers all make use of RSVP’s flexibility to help further their career whilst still earning a crust to keep themselves in the city. Here are a just a few example of this.
Ivan is one of the longest servers on our Direct Wines account and enjoyed using the flexibility for a few years now. He regularly plays the drums at an event called The Distraction Club at The Phoenix in Cavendish Square, where he has worked with people such as Marcus Brigstocke, Mitch Benn and Rich Hall. It is always on the first Tuesday of every month and is well worth checking out.
Matthew Wood is and Operatic singer who regularly has to slip out and go to auditions. In fact in the last few weeks he has gone to 8 auditions at some of the classic opera venues.
Matthew is not the only Opera Singer we have in our mitts, Grace, who has been with us for 4 years spent a lot of time treading the boards and performing all over the world. She spent 3 months on tour with Co Opera performing the Magic Flute and even got to travel to Italy to perform L'elisir d'amore. Grace said “she couldn’t have survived as an opera singer without RSVP.”
Holly has used RSVP to help further her modelling career. Now a supervisor on the 6th floor Holly still gets the time off to go to shoots and you can often see her appearing in music videos, the most recent being the Wiz Khalifa, Krept Konan track ‘Do it for the Gang.’
Laura works part time as a costume designer and you can see her work on Etsy.com. She also has to take time off to pursue this side of her carreer especially when she has lots of orders to get out like she does this Thursday.
Lee has worked with RSVP for a while, but is also a trained journalist like myself. He has worked at publications such as The Mirror and also managed social media accounts for celebrities and businesses. Whilst working with us he worked with the online gig reviewing magazine Gigwise, where he reviewed act like Gaz Coombes and Twin Shadow. He also helped other people at RSVP by sub-editing their work (like me).
That is just a snapshot of how creatives use RSVP to help further their careers. There are hundreds of stories like these ones and hopefully thousands more to come in the future.