Our Team

The Bunker Team

We have a strong and experienced team at The Bunker plus a very valuable team of volunteers including:

Kenny Sanger – Managing Director

Chris Hair – Director

Daniel Lowes – Music Business Coordinator

Liam Huitson – Music Business Coordinator

Stephen Fay – Music Business Coordinator

Hannah Matterson – Fundraising Coordinator

Joanne Reed – Maintenance

Adrian Woodland – Music Tutor

Peter Brewis – Committee Member

Linda Brewis – Committee Member

Chris Watt – Committee Member

Andrea Scollen – Committee Member

Each week one of our team writes a blog about what goes on, in and around The Bunker. You can read it here

Or click below for staff profiles.

 

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Kenny Sanger

Name: Kenny Sanger

Title: Managing director

Music Taste: Mainly soul & funk both old & new, also quality house music, and listen to BBC radio 6 most days to keep up with all current alternative stuff. Can’t wait to goto see the Stone Roses in June. Oh, and there’s always loads of local stuff I love too! (But I would say that)

What I love about Music: Music is part of most people’s lives and it touches everyone in many different ways. Personally, it makes me happy when I need it most, sometimes it helps me sleep and it makes me dance too, there are so many emotions and memories I have which are linked to music.

 

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Daniel Lowes

Name: Daniel Lowes

Title: Music Business Co-ordinator

Music Taste: Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Who, Eagles, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Cream, The Kinks, Sex Pistols and lots more..

What I love about Music: The songs that mean the most to me tend to have lyrics I can relate to sometimes. I love that music can fit my mood or even change it, depending on what I’m listening to.

 

 

 

 

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Liam Huitson

Name: Liam Huitson

Title: Music Business Coordinator

Music Taste: Music taste: Moody, Hypnotic, Electronic, Roland TR 909, TB 303, Techno, House, Acid, Disco

What I love about Music: Being able to come up with your own interpretation of a records feeling and meaning, making it unique and personal to yourself. (No vocals)

 

 

 

 

 

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Stephen Fay

Name: Stephen Fay

Title: Music Business Coordinator

Music Taste: Folk/Punk

What I love about Music: Being able to play live music is always good.

*Man of very few words our Stevo Cool

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joanne Reed

 

Name: Joanne Reed

Title: Maintenance

Music Taste: All kinds from rock, pop, indie. My favourites are Adele, Oasis and Power Ballads

What I love about music: I love listening to all types of music on a night to wind me down.

 

 

 

 

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Nathan Wood

 

Name: Nathan Wood

Title: Live Team

Music Taste: General eclecticism. Something radge, bleepy or bassy.

What I Love About Music: It’s great for escapism, it brings people together and if you’re particularly lonely, it’s your best friend. And you can dance to it.

 

* NB. 2 ‘isms are never usually allowed in 1 profile, we’ll let him off this time Tongue out

 

 

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Ruth Edmundson

Name: Ruth Edmundson

Title: Writer for Manifesto Magazine

Music Taste: Everything and anything, but if I had to narrow it down it would indie rock and folk. Dinosaur Pile Up are my current favourites.

What I Love About Music: I love live music, it’s the best way to experience it. I also love finding new music and being able to share it with people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Testimonials

The Percy Hedley Foundation (On a Drumming Workshop)

Staff Quote: "It was a very lively session which all the students engaged. It was good for the students to express themselves."

Students Quote: "I liked the drumming, I liked the beats. The teachers were nice, I learnt new skills to do with drumming."

 
2015-10-21T10:12:10+00:00
Staff Quote: "It was a very lively session which all the students engaged. It was good for the students to express themselves." Students Quote: "I liked the drumming, I liked the beats. The teachers were nice, I learnt new skills to do with drumming."  

Barry Hyde, The Futureheads

"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."
2013-08-12T23:38:07+00:00
"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."

Manifesto magazine

“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”
2013-08-12T23:38:31+00:00
“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”

Peter Brewis, Field Music

"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!
2013-08-12T23:38:48+00:00
"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!

Sandhill View School

"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"
2013-08-12T23:39:06+00:00
"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"