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IoD NI: Business for Punks with Terri Hooley

22 Jan 2019
KPMG Belfast, Belfast

Terri Hooley, founder of record label and shop Good Vibrations, is responsible for bands such as The Undertones making their mark on the international music scene. After playing Teenage Kicks on BBC national radio John Peel became a big supporter of Good Vibrations.

The success of The Undertones was a moment of triumph for Terri Hooley, the culmination of a dream that began when he borrowed £40 to open a small record shop in Belfast in 1978.

Terri’s remarkable story was featured in Good Vibration movie and now on stage. His tireless commitment to local bands and the chequered history of Good Vibrations to his volatile encounters with the mainstream music industry, his run-ins with Bob Dylan and John Lennon and his resilience in the face of setbacks.

We are delighted to welcome Terri to the IoD for what is sure to be a sell-out event!

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Date & time: 22 Jan 2019 17:30 - 19:30
Location: KPMG Belfast, Belfast
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Terri Hooley - Founder of Good Vibrations Record Label & Store

Terri Hooley is a prominent figure in the Belfast punk scene and founder of the Good Vibrations record shop and label responsible for bands such as The Undertones and The Outcasts making their mark on Britain and Ireland. 

John D'Arcy, Nation Director, The Open University in Ireland

John D'Arcy has been Director of The Open University in Ireland since October 2010 and has been a member of the IOD since 2000. Prior to joining The OU, John was Chief Executive of Colleges Northern Ireland and has been a Director of BDO Stoy Hayward Management Consultants, Principal Officer for Research and Statistics at the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment and Research Fellow with The Northern Ireland Council for Educational Research.

John was founding Chairman of Oh Yeah Music Centre from May 2007 to December 2013 and has been Chairman of Enterprise Northern Ireland, Audiences Northern Ireland, Board member of the Broadcasting Council for Northern Ireland and a Board member of Sport Northern Ireland.

Charlene Hegarty, Talent Development and Projects Coordinator, Oh Yeah Centre

Charlene has 14+ years experience in music, artist and project management, both at local and international level. 

Charlene established her full service creative management company in July 2017, is a regular new music contributor on BBC Introducing network and winner of the 'Creative Industry Skills Award' at the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2018 for her work with a number of youth/talent engagement projects at The Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast. She is passionate about nurturing good ideas, encouraging collaboration and driving positive output.


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  • The Soloist Building
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  • Belfast
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