Dev is the bass player from the band IDLES and is the first patron of Gig Buddies Bristol!
Gig Buddies first came to Dev’s attention through his partner’s auntie, who uses the Gig Buddies service in Wales to attend events. He was instrumental in organising a Gig Buddies Fundraiser which helped raise enough money to launch Gig Buddies in Bristol, and also to support Gig Buddies Cymru / Ffrindiau Gigiau Cymru.
Dev has loads of experience of working on every side of events; as well as touring extensively with IDLES, he was also the manager at Exchange for several years, so he has a strong understanding of accessibility at shows and the difficulties and challenges that some people can face.
Dev’s support for us has been truly amazing and it’s difficult to imagine where this project would be without him, so we are incredibly proud to have him as our first patron!