Meet the Team

Dan Somogyi –Team Leader

Dan is currently the lead contact for Wave. Dan cut his teeth at jazz and world music development agency, Jazzeast, before moving to Bournemouth in 2002 to set up the  multi-award winning SoundStorm Music Education Agency, which he still oversees. Dan took over responsibility for Wave in autumn 2015 and is helping the agency develop a sustainable model for the future.

Michael Armstrong – Interim Wave Co-Manager

Michael joined Wave/SoundStorm in September 2014; having worked across various health care settings for 15 years, Michael decided to pursue his love of the arts full time in 2011. He’s since curated music events, established cabaret nights, led community arts festivals and spent time developing the education offer for South London’s leading theatre The Albany.

Claire White – Senior Business Support Officer

Claire is an essential part of our team and makes sure our organisation runs smoothly, from managing our financial procedures to arranging training events. Claire also finds time to work part time as a Youth Support Worker for Poole Youth Service.

Claire Butler – Senior Business Support Officer

Job sharing with Claire White, Claire B is one of the longest supporting team members, having supported Wave since 2010. Claire has recently returned from maternity leave and helps with tasks across the business.

Helen James – Arts Marketing Officer

Helen fled Shropshire’s countryside to study at the Arts University Bournemouth and graduated with a (BA) Hons in Illustration. She currently supports the team with creative marketing and graphic design. Helen is developing her skills range and hopes to start delivering workshops for Wave directly from the autumn of 2016 onwards.

To find out how to contact the wave team visit our Contact Us page