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Viv Boardman

Viv Boardman

Dave Boardman

Dave Boardman





About us

Viv Boardman

Has worked as a journalist on national and local press, worked for social services and spent time hanging around the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, where she was on the management committee, managed volunteers for a while and ran the box office. She has daughters and grandsons and likes to think of herself as a mother figure. Viv does occasional background artists work for film and TV (that’s an extra to most of us). Viv runs the Green Room at Hebden Bridge Folk Roots and Beverley Folk Festival among others and with Maggie Mellor runs Viv and Maggie's Green Room. She has a level 2 award in Food Safety in Catering from The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - and is expert at getting people to the stage relaxed and refreshed. She is a qualified teacher of English as a Second Language and a marvellous singer. With Julian Dawson she performed a great version of Step Inside Love upon the demise of Cilla Black at Elland.

On Wednesdays 9-12 noon, Viv has a radio show on Phoenix FM in Halifax www.phoenixfm.co.uk

Her biggest claim to fame - she came second on the Weakest Link, avoiding the walk of shame... and she’s just lovely!
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Dave Boardman, Daisy Lee & festivals  dave@doddnaze.co.uk

Dave is the author of Safe Music - a guide to cutting down on sexual assaults at festivals and a way the music industry can respond to a rise in such issues. It can be downloaded here. He is also course leader in BA Event Management at BIMM

For many years Dave managed the entertainments at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge – booking bands, stage managing, acting as compere, organising fund raising and social events, managing promotion materials... along with Daisy Lee he is also Doddnaze's event organiser.  Daisy is production manager at Scotland's newest boutique festival, Mugstock.  Together they can organise all or part of your festival - from booking bands to getting the fences up and electricity supplied to site....just give us a call. Dave is artistic director at Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival and was main organiser for The World on Your Doorstep world music. Dave and Daisy were  event managers of  Preston Caribbean Carnival 2014.  Dave managed two festivals attached to the Tour de France as it passed through West Yorkshire. He regularly works as stage manager /compere at Musicport, Beverley Folk, Holywell Green, Mugstock, Ramsbottom, Knockengorroch and Fleetwood Folk and Blues festivals - among others. He has also worked at Ribble Jazz, Priddy Folk, Galtres, Beatherder, Cloudspotting, Holmfirth and was compere at the near legendary Riverside Festival in Hebden Bridge.

Dave also runs the best quizzes in the Calder Valley. Like Viv, Dave has also appears in the background on TV shows and loves dressing up for costume dramas ... and has leaned on bars in Fresh Meat, Jamaica Inn, and The Village as well as lots of real bars in real towns.

 He’s also been a structural engineering draughtsman, music and sports journalist and has managed community centres in rural and inner city settings. He’s the only person he knows with an A level in Building Technology. Dave has played football since he could walk and still turns out for Hebden Bridge Old Gits FC.

Daisy Lee and Leeway Event Management  daisy@doddnaze.co.uk

Daisy has worked with Walk The Plank and a variety of other agencies organising events, pyrotechnic shows and recently set fire to a model of London in Paternoster Square as part of the Great Fire of London anniversary. She emerged from the 'free party' scene and has been involved in festivals across Europe and in Malawi.

 Dave Boardman and Daisy Lee are our main event organisers. Doddnaze does this in partnership with Daisy's event management company Leeway:  www.leeway.org.uk

Cathy Boardman   cathy@doddnaze.co.uk

Cathy is our new agent. She is well known as  a leading light in the hulahoop scene and one of Manchester's main hoopers. She can be seen on the BBC's get active website here and appeared on Strictly Come Dancing 2016 teaching hula hoop to BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty and professional dancer Pasha Kovelev. She has also hooped on srtage with The Happy Mondays.

 Cathy has been involved in working at festivals in a variety of roles including back stage work, running workshops and performance, and we're please she is now part of Doddnaze Artists team

            Cathy Boardman                                   Daisy Lee 

White Ribbon Campaign

Dave wrote Safer Music - a guide for festival and event organisers aiming to reduce incidents of violence to women - which is not only sensible but helps us all enjoy the music more.

Read it at: http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/sites/www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/files/Safe%20Music%20Guide%20Final%20PDFX.pdf



Doddnaze Artists


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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

Clive Gregson's Any Trouble

Des Horsfall & Kuschty Rye

Hank Wangford

Harp and a Monkey

The Hayes Sisters

Iain Matthews

Julian Dawson

 Merry Hell

My Darling Clementine


Slim Chance

 Will Kaufman's Woody Guthrie Shows


Dave Boardman

Viv & Maggie's Green Room

White Ribbon Campaign supporting the campaign against violence to women