Stephen Carroll is the founder and principal of Carroll Promotions, a promotions, social media and music management company.
He has over 18 years experience in the music business, both as an applauded musician in his own right and through artist management. In the past few years Stephen has expanded his expertise into providing social media management & web design solutions. His wish is to combine his knowledge and experience in these areas to deliver the best creative solutions for his clients. In order to ensure his clients get the best possible service Stephen is completed a higher Diploma in Online Marketing.
As a musician Stephen has worked alongside various high profile musicians at events, namely - Paolo Nutini / Biffey Clyro / Liam O Maonlai (Hot House House Flowers) The Furey Brothers/ Mundy/ Stocktons wing/ Picture house / John Lennons Band “The Quarry Men” and also a number of music professionals such as Tony Bramwell (former CEO Apple records), Julia Baird and Gail Renard (writer of The BBC’S Famous 5) Along with Comedians Willie White / John Colleary (The Savage Eye) and Eric Lawlor.
In 2012, Stephen successfully organised and ran The Temple Bar Beatles Festival in Dublin, Ireland. He used his wide network of industry contacts to secure sponsorship and attract high profile musicians / speakers.
He is currently involved with The Red Dirt Pub Crawl Tour which brought top Country Artists from the USA such as Josh Abbott, Roger Creager, William Clark Green, Luke Wade(The voice USA) and Austin Allsup( The Voice USA) plus many more, to Temple Bar in December 2014. The tour will be back in 2017 bigger than ever.
In 2016 he organised several pool exhibitions with Snooker legend Jimmy White MBE in Ireland and Spain and currently works with him on his website and social media.
Stephen is committed to raising the profile of Irish Musicians through building relationships with local and overseas companies. He has been involved in organising and securing sponsorship for acts including:-
- Andy Mac Unfraidh “The Voice of Ireland”
- Dave Browne, Guinness world record Holder for Longest guitar playing 114 hours
- Davy Lewis, 52 cities 52 weeks tour of Europe.
- Andrew Mann, Voice of Ireland and Eurosong Ireland.
Aside from music Stephen has a keen interest in sport and his local community. In 2010, he managed and won the World Pool Championships in France with the Under 23 Irish Pool Team. In 2011 he worked with The Irish Blackball Association in organising the European Pool Championships in Ireland and captained the Senior Men’s team to win the European Pool Team Championships.