TEAM -2019 version

Emmanuelle
de Decker
FOUNDER

Emmanuelle de Decker a.k.a Emma, founded Gatecrash in 2012 with an aim to bridge the gap between Europe & India through music. She has been a part of the music industry for over 20 years and worked at music festivals, artist booking agencies and cultural institutions across Paris, Tangier, Dublin, Seoul, Kolkata & Mumbai.

Prior to founding Gatecrash, Emma was Head of Live Music Programming at Blue Frog for 5 years during the course of which she programmed and hosted over 500 + live acts. In addition to this she was a part of the core team that conceptualized Nariyal Paani Music Festival in Alibaug and Goa International Jazz Live Festival.

Through her work in the music industry Emma’s expertise range across multiple domains, namely music programming, tour coordination, artist management and developing opportunities for networking and collaborations between professionals in the music industry.

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Tanish 

Thakker

PARTNER

Tanish has lived & worked across India, USA & UK over the last 12 years and his experience ranges across different domains of skills development, startup incubation and music management.

As a part of his past work, Tanish set up the Center for Employability at the University of Northampton (UK) which helped students develop a range of soft skills which they can use across any work. During this period, he also co-authored a textbook ‘Career Development and Employability Skills’ for a course that he developed for students at the University.

Post this, Tanish worked in the Startup Industry in India by working across Startups Incubators (Startup Village, Kerala), Startup Accelerators (Zone Startups India) and a Venture Capital (Round Glass). Through his roles here he helped over 100+ startups to grow and scale their business up.

Prior to joining Gatecrash, Tanish was a part of the core team at The Quarter (A music venue) enabling Logistics, A&R, Programming, Sponsorships & Event Production for them.

Alice
de Parscau
PROJECT MANAGER

Alice has been working between France, India and Burma for the last eight years, always with jazz as the guiding thread.

Previously Alice collaborated on the Bonjour India festival in 2012 at the French Institute in India, she was also the Cultural coordinator at the French Institute in Myanmar, then Alice joined the team of Jazz à Vienne festival, New Morning and Duc des Lombards (both jazz clubs) in Paris at the Production & Administration department.

Alice is now in charge of setting up tours for international musicians in India at GATECRASH. Her knowledge of the international jazz scene and her skills in cultural event management are assets that enable her to organise Indian tours in the best conditions, in collaboration with local and international partners.