WHAT THE CLIENTS SAY

Mark Bent

TOUR MANAGER – Peaches / Jungle / Kelis / Asgeir / SLINT / Bonobo

www.junglejunglejungle.com
www.peachesrocks.com
www.iamkelis.com
www.asgeirmusic.com
www.facebook.com/Slint
www.bonobomusic.com

“It’s always a pleasure working with Derek and Starsleeper. A friendly reliable service with experienced professional drivers. Starsleeper have always provided a very competitive rate for their buses without compromising the product they deliver however varied the demands from artists”
(January 2017)

Jon Sword

TOUR MANAGER – The Feeling / 10cc / Sophie Ellis-Bextor

www.thefeeling.com
www.10ccworld.com
www.sophieellisbextor.net

“I always enjoy a tour with Starsleeper. Competitive prices tailored to the needs of the tour, comfortable Buses with fantastic double bedroom if needed, with no hassle. Let’s face it, a sleeper bus tour can make or break a vibe. As a Tour Manager it’s essential to work closely with a bus company to keep everyone smiling each day… This is made easy with Starsleeper. Drivers who care about everyone on board at all times, Team players. Personally, i’m a stickler for time, I cannot abide anyone being late or working to schedules outside my own. Never a problem with Starsleeper!”
(January 2017)

Scott Simpson

TOUR MANAGER – First Aid Kit / Newton Faulkner / Arab Strap

www.thisisfirstaidkit.com
www.newtonfaulkner.com
www.arabstrap.scot

“I have used Starsleeper for many of my bands. Derek has always managed to work with the budget I have to give me a good bus and driver. Great company to work with!”
(January 2017)

JOHN REILLY

TOUR MANAGER – NICO and VINZ / NELLY / TYGA / SKY FERREIRA

www.nicoandvinz.com
www.nelly.net
WWW.TYGAWORLD.COM
WWW.SKYFERREIRA.TUMBLR.COM

“Derek is the kind of driver that allows management to sleep easy at night. He understands the essential fact that he drives people and not cargo, which is often lost with drivers. He does a great job of keeping the artist on schedule, but at the same time giving room for, and understanding artist personalities. His knowledge of the European driver regulations and how to balance that with a tour schedule and the human element was also essential in planning my tour routing. I would recommend and have recommended Derek to everyone who has asked me about buses and drivers in Europe.”
(June 2016)

Mike Kerr

SIGNER & FRONTMAN of ”2015 Brit Award Winners” – ROYAL BLOOD

www.royalbloodband.com

“Everytime I get in my bunk, I do so knowing Derek has us in safe hands. Great guy, great buses.”

WILL DRISCOLL

TM/PM (RICH ROBINSON OF THE BLACK CROWES / THE SUGABABES & VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS)

WWW.RICHROBINSON.NET
WWW.BLACKCROWES.COM
WWW.SUGABABESMUSIC.COM

“When sourcing buses for tours, Starsleeper is my first port of call. Everything from smooth driving and a friendly face, to a clean and tidy home from home, make for a comfortable touring environment for both artists and crew. As a client, the customer service at Starsleeper is arguably the best in the business. Out on the road, Derek is a great guy to have as part of the team and family. I’d highly recommend Starsleeper to all my peers.”

ALICE MARTIN

TOUR MANAGER – ANGEL HAZE

WWW.ANGELHAZEMUSIC.COM

“First class service, first class driving, lovely clean and modern buses, reliable, forward thinking and run by an all round great guy. Highly recommended.”

PETE TURNER

ARTIST / BAND MEMBER, ELBOW
WWW.ELBOW.CO.UK

“We’ve worked with Derek loads over the past 6 or 7 years.In fact we request him whenever possible. He’s very safe, very tidy and is always immaculately coiffured!”

PAUL “GIGSY” McGIVERN

TOUR MANAGER, WHITE LIES
WWW.WHITELIES.COM

“Bus drivers are generally a strange breed. Derek, however, truly doesn’t fit that bill. Not only does he do his job perfectly (I’ve never had even one complaint about his driving or housekeeping, and that’s unique) but he is also a great person to have around – personable, practical, amusing and intelligent. I toured with him for three years with White Lies and he was the only driver we ever wanted.”

CHARLOTTE JENKINSON

ARTIST / BAND MEMBER, THE SUBWAYS
WWW.THESUBWAYS.NET

“Over the past 10 years we’ve worked with countless bus drivers and Derek is the best we’ve had! The bus is always well looked after and we arrive safely and on time, but more importantly he fits in so well with the group and makes touring life fun”

K.R STARRS

ARTIST / BAND MEMBER, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS
WWW.ACIDCOVEN.COM

“We had a great time aboard Captain Derek’s Starsleeper bus! The facilities were nice and clean and we were always made to feel very welcome. I can’t speak highly enough of Derek….even if his football team are rubbish! He is very easy to get on with and made sure that the bus was well stocked with the essentials. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. I would recommend Starsleeper buses to anyone, and we hope to use them again in the future. Cheers Derek!”

JACEK KALINOWSKI

ASSISTANT TOUR MANAGER, NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
WWW.NICKCAVE.COM

“Derek is a pleasure to work with. Punctual, professional, and very tuned in to the needs of the touring party. The buses are always in tip top condition and kept that way. And everything is done with a smile”

HARRY McVEIGH

ARTIST / BAND MEMBER, WHITE LIES
WWW.WHITELIES.COM

“Derek is a great driver and a lovely bloke who always goes out of his way to make your life on the road as comfortable as possible. I would recommend him and his company to anyone”

STEVE GURNEY

TOUR MANAGER, THE SUBWAYS, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS
WWW.THESUBWAYS.NET
& WWW.ACIDCOVEN.COM

“Both safe and efficient……with Starsleeper I find every concert is just a mere snooze away”

CHRIS COLLINGS

BAND MANAGER, THE UNITED, AND CEO OF NEXT BIG THING LTD
WWW.THEUNITEDOFFICIAL.COM
& WWW.NEXTBIGTHINGLTD.CO.UK

“We went on tour with Derek visiting 27 cities and 11 countries. With a crew of Artists, Managers, Technicians and so in, it’s a challenge to be touring for a long period. Travelling with an experienced driver like Derek for sure made the journey for everyone. His positive attitude and great sense of British humour made the trip a lot more enjoyable for all of us. We will definitely hire Derek as our bus driver again”

MIKE WATSON

ARTIST / BAND MEMBER, THE UNITED
WWW.THEUNITEDOFFICIAL.COM

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time onboard with Derek! Not only was his driving impressive to say the least, but his fun personality and willingness to go the extra mile for you made our tour with him the best yet! I can’t speak highly enough of the man we 5 in The United call “Uncle Derek”! We can’t wait to tour with him again soon!”

NATHANIEL MOTTE

ARTIST / BAND MEMBER, 3OH!3
WWW.3OH3MUSIC.COM

“Derek is a wonderful driver. He gets you where you need to be on time, comfortably, and most importantly – safely! He is reliable, smart and kind – I would recommend him to anyone I know!”