Who are

Bloomsbury Music

What do they do?

Why Bloomsbury Music ?

Bloomsbury Music is a Manchester based specialist music service providing world class entertainment to hire, bespoke performance planning & direction designed to perfectly complement all events. 

Bloomsbury’s unique approach as an event entertainment supplier has gained it respect and trust amongst its corporate and private clients and has established it as the preferred live music supplier for a host of Cheshire's top venues. Our team of specialists deal with all the logistics - everything from travel and visas, technical riders, equipment hire and accommodation, guaranteeing you an unrivalled service that will make your event stand out.

Some of our top corporate clients have included Manchester's The Lowry Hotel, Liverpool's Hill Dickinson LLP and Monaco based Edmiston & Company & Camper & Nicholsons. 

Bloomsbury Music Manchester are revolutionising the service of live music and are at the forefront of providing the most comprehensive and professional service. Let us help you redefine live music and create/set the trends to insure your event is not to be missed.

Credit: Photography by Jack Kirwin. Introduction page - Manchester Trumpeter at Albert Schloss. 

Bloomsbury Clients


Our Approach

  • We Create

    Let us tailor bespoke music for your event.

  • We Plan

    Let us manage all of your musical requirements.

  • You Enjoy

    Our award winning musicians.

The two behind bloomsbury music

Matthew Glossop


After graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music with an International Artist Diploma in Leadership, Matthew has gone on to perform with some of the UK’s top musicians & orchestras, touring internationally, recording for Sony Music and broadcasting live on BBC radio. Matthew now dedicates his time to planning and organising events and to promoting the UK’s top musicians. He specialises in the business strategy, artist management and music consultancy of the business.

Rory Russell


After graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music Rory embarked on a career as a successful chamber musician with the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet ­ performing across the European & Asian continents, recording and broadcasting live on the BBC and for Classic FM. Rory is now focused on the promotion of Bloomsbury’s extremely talented roster of artists and the operational running of the business. He specialises in the finance, operations and music consultancy of the business.

Our Journey


Matt’s first violin lesson & Rory’s first guitar lesson


Rory joins Aquarelle Guitar Quartet


Matt graduates from RNCM/Hallé International Artist Diploma Leadership Scheme.


Rory graduates from Royal Northern College of Music with a 1st.


Matt performs with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber at Eurovision Moscow.


Rory Aquarelle Guitar Quartet signed to Chandos Records.


Rory gives 1st of 4 performances live on BBC Radio 3


Matt performs in Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms.


Matt performs with orchestras such as the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Hallé.


BLOOMSBURY FORMED on 21st Feb! (Matt’s Birthday).


Matt provides music for Edmiston & Co at the Monaco Yacht Show.


Rory Aquarelle Guitar Quartet release 4th CD for Chandos Records.


Matt forms duo with Universal Music artist Martynas and performs in Berlin for Deutsche Grammophon, live at the Apollo & at the Henley Festival.


Matt organises a summer season of music for weddings across the French Riviera


Rory Aquarelle Guitar Quartet tour South Korea


Rory becomes tutor of guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music.


Bloomsbury signs new artists nationally and in Europe.


Bloomsbury moves into new office space.

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