News Nectar Gets New Local Booker: Patrick Haenelt
posted by March 13 at 13:05 PMon
Nectar’s booker Colin Johnson just sent out a press release introducing the club’s new local booker, Patrick Haenelt. It reads:
Nectar Lounge is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Nectar team. Patrick Haenelt begins duties this week as Nectar’s local booker, bringing with him years of experience in booking and promotions. Working both directly on behalf of music venues, as well as independently thru his production company Sensory Effect, Patrick’s wealth of musical knowledge is staggering.
Relocating to Seattle from Portland 7 years ago, where he handled booking for Portland clubs Cobalt Lounge and OHM, Patrick pursued his own endeavors as Sensory Effect, an independent promotion company that’s specialized in bringing predominantly electronic events to Seattle such as The Books, Jaime Lidell, Prefuse 73 and more. Patrick spearheaded Oscillate, a weekly electronic music showcase held at the Baltic Room, for 3.5 years and is one of the founding parties of the popular Broken Disco night.
Not to pigeonholed as having simply electronic tastes, Patrick has years of booking indie rock, hip-hop, and more on both a national and local level making him a perfect fit for the diversity of bookings that Nectar currently enjoys. 2008 promises to be an exciting time for us as he joins National Talent Buyer Colin Johnson as we continue on the path of bringing the best, and most diverse, range of national and local talent to Fremont!
All I know is that since Johnson went over to Nectar from Chop Suey last year, the club’s booking has been getting better and better—lots of local support, much appreciated hiphop and dance nights. Sounds like Haenelt’s experience in the Northwest could make their programming even stronger. Viva la Fremont.