Julian McLaren

Founder & Director

McLaren Artists was founded for music lovers, by a music lover. Drawing on over two decades as a professional musician, I’m your personal industry insider, offering access to an exclusive handpicked roster of bands and musicians for your luxury event, anywhere in the world.

Welcome To McLaren Artists

The right artist, playing the right music, creates an unforgettable experience that guests remember for years to come.  Like you, I love music too. I understand just how important it is to find the perfect fit, when it comes to premium live music for your event.

I’m Julian, and I’ve been a professional London based musician in the music industry pretty much ever since I picked up my drumsticks over 20 years ago. Music is my thing. You may have caught a glimpse of me playing drums alongside artists such as Marianne Faithful, Mark Owen, and Peter Andre, but you were probably looking at them, not me. There’s also a good chance you’ve heard me at some point kicking out some rhythm on TV & radio shows for The BBC, Capital Radio, Radio 2, and Radio 4. It’s safe to say I’ve been busy over the years, arranging bands and musicians for literally thousands of events, both as a band leader, and professional musician in my own right.

Since McLaren Artists inception' in 2018, I have been passionately curating an exclusive roster of artists, of which I truly believe are among the finest musical talent available in the UK today, and it’s been an absolute pleasure so far! From super talented multi-instrumentalists, to celebrity fronted string quartets and premium show bands, I’m so excited to bring you the choice, experience and expertise that your special event deserves.

I absolutely LOVE working with clients on exciting new projects, with the common goal of creating a live music programme for your event, that’s going to set it apart from the rest. I can’t wait to show you around my roster of talent, and to hear your vision for live music entertainment.

Let's Create An Exceptional Musical Experience

I believe that finding the perfect live music for your event should be a simple, enjoyable experience, I'm here to make that happen for you.

No matter whether the planning is just starting for your next event, or if you're at an advanced stage, I'll help you realise your vision for entertainment, and give you access to over 20 years of industry connections, and the finest musicians. I’ll work with you to curate the perfect on-stage live music programme, that’s going to set your guest experience apart from the rest.

I’ll create a truly stunning live music event for you, underpinned with the highest level of personal service available from a live music agency.

"What can we say - just wonderful! Julian is the best guy in the business for live music, his knowledge and expertise is unequalled"