Every mentor has been fundamental in challenging the norm in either art, the business of art, or the tech that glues it all together. These wise masters of their craft regularly support members through workshops, dinners, introductions, and coaching. New mentors are added regularly, but here is a sample of who currently lend their Jedi skills to The Rattle community:

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  Cliff Fluet   Strategic advisor to some of the most disruptive companies in music tech and qualified lawyer to entertainment, music and tech entrepreneurs including VEVO, Warner Music and Devialet amongst others. Leading expert in digital-IP law and rights ownership across future technologies. 

Cliff Fluet

Strategic advisor to some of the most disruptive companies in music tech and qualified lawyer to entertainment, music and tech entrepreneurs including VEVO, Warner Music and Devialet amongst others. Leading expert in digital-IP law and rights ownership across future technologies. 

  Imogen Heap   Grammy and Ivor Novello award-winning artist, songwriter, composer and producer. Multi-disciplined tech-entrepreneur and founder of Mycelia, an organisation committed to enforcing smart contracts for artists to share music via blockchain-based technology. 

Imogen Heap

Grammy and Ivor Novello award-winning artist, songwriter, composer and producer. Multi-disciplined tech-entrepreneur and founder of Mycelia, an organisation committed to enforcing smart contracts for artists to share music via blockchain-based technology. 

  Stuart Barr    Musical Director to Dame Shirley Bassey 2009-2016, frequent guest conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and further credits include Alfie Boe, Andrea Bocelli, Paloma Faith, Elton John, Sting and Nile Rodgers. Expert in strategic leadership as Chair of the London Youth Choir and a Past President of the British Voice Association. 15 years 1-2-1 vocal coach at the Royal Academy of Music.

Stuart Barr

Musical Director to Dame Shirley Bassey 2009-2016, frequent guest conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and further credits include Alfie Boe, Andrea Bocelli, Paloma Faith, Elton John, Sting and Nile Rodgers. Expert in strategic leadership as Chair of the London Youth Choir and a Past President of the British Voice Association. 15 years 1-2-1 vocal coach at the Royal Academy of Music.

  Pavan Mukhi   Artist, Producer, Songwriter and founder and frontman of British Hip-Hop aristocracy, Foreign Beggars. Music-tech entrepreneur and visionary creator as founder of Brapp, a powerful platform enabling people to create and discover musical collaborations from all over the world. 

Pavan Mukhi

Artist, Producer, Songwriter and founder and frontman of British Hip-Hop aristocracy, Foreign Beggars. Music-tech entrepreneur and visionary creator as founder of Brapp, a powerful platform enabling people to create and discover musical collaborations from all over the world. 

  Fred Bolza   VP of Strategy for Sony Music looking at how to make meaningful connections between artists and audiences using insight, planning, partnerships, creative and tech.

Fred Bolza

VP of Strategy for Sony Music looking at how to make meaningful connections between artists and audiences using insight, planning, partnerships, creative and tech.

  Russell Lissack   Artist, Songwriter, Musician and founder of multi-million record selling British indie-rock group, Bloc Party. Established a musical legacy from Reading Festival in 1999 and sustained an artist’s career spanning two decades, continuing to experience success in the digital age. 

Russell Lissack

Artist, Songwriter, Musician and founder of multi-million record selling British indie-rock group, Bloc Party. Established a musical legacy from Reading Festival in 1999 and sustained an artist’s career spanning two decades, continuing to experience success in the digital age. 

  Martin Gould   Founder and CEO of audio detection start-up Sonalytic (a tech-company committed to facilitating fair tracking of rights usage) and forward-thinking music-tech entrepreneur. 

Martin Gould

Founder and CEO of audio detection start-up Sonalytic (a tech-company committed to facilitating fair tracking of rights usage) and forward-thinking music-tech entrepreneur. 

  Dougie Bruce    Renowned A&R executive having signed Adele, Kate Nash and Lily Allen, former MD of Epic Records and multi-disciplined entrepreneur and investor founding Sign of The Times Music in 2017.

Dougie Bruce

Renowned A&R executive having signed Adele, Kate Nash and Lily Allen, former MD of Epic Records and multi-disciplined entrepreneur and investor founding Sign of The Times Music in 2017.

  Laura Mercurio   Accomplished entrepreneur, founder of Global Front Room and multi-faceted, business advisor & connector, committed to helping growth companies internationally as your virtual COO and business ambassador in the UK, making things happen for your business. 

Laura Mercurio

Accomplished entrepreneur, founder of Global Front Room and multi-faceted, business advisor & connector, committed to helping growth companies internationally as your virtual COO and business ambassador in the UK, making things happen for your business. 

  Jonathan Renouf   Award-winning, highly accomplished Executive Producer for the BBC with a wealth of inspirational credits including  Horizon ,  Wonders of The Universe  (BAFTA nominated) and  The Sky at Night.  Highly skilled storyteller delivering important messages through documentary filmmaking. 

Jonathan Renouf

Award-winning, highly accomplished Executive Producer for the BBC with a wealth of inspirational credits including Horizon, Wonders of The Universe (BAFTA nominated) and The Sky at Night. Highly skilled storyteller delivering important messages through documentary filmmaking. 

  Sudha Kheterpal   Acclaimed pop musician, percussionist of Faithless with further performance credits including Kylie Minogue, Ian Brown and Dido. Future-tech and social impact entrepreneur, founder of Shake Your Power (an organisation committed to clean-tech products and STEAM education for all) and EU ambassador for sustainability. 

Sudha Kheterpal

Acclaimed pop musician, percussionist of Faithless with further performance credits including Kylie Minogue, Ian Brown and Dido. Future-tech and social impact entrepreneur, founder of Shake Your Power (an organisation committed to clean-tech products and STEAM education for all) and EU ambassador for sustainability. 

  Bill Morrow   Founder of Angel’s Den and credited as the top angel investor in the Europe by Forbes Magazine. Passionate advocate for super-curated deals having successfully grown Angel’s Den network to 20,000 angels worldwide. 

Bill Morrow

Founder of Angel’s Den and credited as the top angel investor in the Europe by Forbes Magazine. Passionate advocate for super-curated deals having successfully grown Angel’s Den network to 20,000 angels worldwide. 

  Paul Pacifico   CEO of The Association of Independent Music (AIM), accomplished musician  and Founder of Specific Music, a leading creative music consultancy, designing and delivering an eclectic scope of projects. Advocate for an artist-entrepreneur lead industry and visiting professor of Berklee College of Music. 

Paul Pacifico

CEO of The Association of Independent Music (AIM), accomplished musician  and Founder of Specific Music, a leading creative music consultancy, designing and delivering an eclectic scope of projects. Advocate for an artist-entrepreneur lead industry and visiting professor of Berklee College of Music. 

  Andrew Oury   Accomplished entrepreneur and partner of Oury Clark, London's leading solicitors and chartered accountants. Artist, Musician and Record label owner. Respected legal and financial advisor across media, tech, lifestyle and engineering specialising in R&D tax relief and business expansion across international territories

Andrew Oury

Accomplished entrepreneur and partner of Oury Clark, London's leading solicitors and chartered accountants. Artist, Musician and Record label owner. Respected legal and financial advisor across media, tech, lifestyle and engineering specialising in R&D tax relief and business expansion across international territories

  Steve Lewis   Renowned music industry mogul, former MD of Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd, CEO of the Music Division of Chrysalis Group Plc  and Founder of Stage Three Music securing third-party investment and opening offices around the world (sold to BMG in 2010). Respected advisor, mentor and investor of several music tech-startups.

Steve Lewis

Renowned music industry mogul, former MD of Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd, CEO of the Music Division of Chrysalis Group Plc  and Founder of Stage Three Music securing third-party investment and opening offices around the world (sold to BMG in 2010). Respected advisor, mentor and investor of several music tech-startups.

  Andy Robinson   Founder and MD of Interstellar Music Group, committed to creating and managing innovative business models for music-makers and tech-entrepreneurs.

Andy Robinson

Founder and MD of Interstellar Music Group, committed to creating and managing innovative business models for music-makers and tech-entrepreneurs.

  Ilia Zintchenko   Explorer, entrepreneur and expert in machine learning. Working on combining human cognitive ability with artificial natural language understanding. Accomplished founder and CEO of Ntropy. 

Ilia Zintchenko

Explorer, entrepreneur and expert in machine learning. Working on combining human cognitive ability with artificial natural language understanding. Accomplished founder and CEO of Ntropy. 

  Mark Stevenson   Best-selling author of  We Do Things Differently  and  An Optimist's Tour of The Future , artist, music-entrepreneur and renowned futurist actively delivering optimistic outlooks of how technology can positively address the ongoing and emerging hardships of tomorrow. 

Mark Stevenson

Best-selling author of We Do Things Differently and An Optimist's Tour of The Future, artist, music-entrepreneur and renowned futurist actively delivering optimistic outlooks of how technology can positively address the ongoing and emerging hardships of tomorrow. 

  Andrew Faley   Acclaimed Artist as UK dance-punk-art group, Late Of The Pier. Visionary-entrepreneur and Founder of the University Touring Network: creating new platforms to accelerate emerging talent into tomorrow's successes.

Andrew Faley

Acclaimed Artist as UK dance-punk-art group, Late Of The Pier. Visionary-entrepreneur and Founder of the University Touring Network: creating new platforms to accelerate emerging talent into tomorrow's successes.

  Brett Akker    Serial entrepreneur and prolific start-up advisor. Co-founder of Streetcar, UK acquired by ZipCar, US in 2010 and most recently, founder of LoveSpace, the award-winning convenient storage company. 

Brett Akker

Serial entrepreneur and prolific start-up advisor. Co-founder of Streetcar, UK acquired by ZipCar, US in 2010 and most recently, founder of LoveSpace, the award-winning convenient storage company. 

  Bobby Bloomfield   Co-founder of The Rattle, member of Does It Offend You, Yeah?, songwriter, musician and artist with over 20 years experience in producing and developing music.

Bobby Bloomfield

Co-founder of The Rattle, member of Does It Offend You, Yeah?, songwriter, musician and artist with over 20 years experience in producing and developing music.

  Dan Smith    Growth expert, tech-accelerator mentor, respected investor, credited advisor and founder of an innovative medical anti-ageing clinic based in the City. Vast experience in financial strategy and analysis, people development and emerging tech markets. 

Dan Smith

Growth expert, tech-accelerator mentor, respected investor, credited advisor and founder of an innovative medical anti-ageing clinic based in the City. Vast experience in financial strategy and analysis, people development and emerging tech markets. 

  Tom Oxley    Director, Photographer, Creative Genius. Favoured by global icons (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Drake) and lifestyle tastemakers (GQ, Red Bull, Rolling Stone) with a growing collection of art admired by an entire industry. From communicating through still image to curating and scaling a series of respected exhibitions; Tom garners an indisputable ability to interpret and deliver a message to the spectator. 

Tom Oxley

Director, Photographer, Creative Genius. Favoured by global icons (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Drake) and lifestyle tastemakers (GQ, Red Bull, Rolling Stone) with a growing collection of art admired by an entire industry. From communicating through still image to curating and scaling a series of respected exhibitions; Tom garners an indisputable ability to interpret and deliver a message to the spectator. 

Starsmith

Exceptionally talented, multi-platinum selling Songwriter and Producer whose prolific creativity has attributed to credits that include Ellie Goulding, Jess Glynne, Paloma Faith and Jessie Ware. Starsmith has written and produced a plethora of tracks that have sold in excess of 8 million copies globally and growing. Classically trained saxophonist, accomplished multi-instrumentalist and composer for the moving image including a track featured in the promotion and soundtrack of Divergent, which opened at No.1 at the Worldwide Box Office. 

  Marla Altschuler   Creative Partner and Founder of Cantine, a forward-thinking expert in social & digital marketing, organic exposure, human connection and content creation. Award-winning Director and Producer of feature documentary ‘The White Picket Fence Project’. Marla has also production designed over 10 feature films and written, produced and written music with and for pop artists, brands, film, TV and video games (credits include Law & Order: Special Victims, Pretty Little Liars, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, About A Boy, Sky Sports & MTV). Public speaker, mentor and panellist for Social Media Week, Facebook and Cre8ing Vision/ Ultimate Seminar. 

Marla Altschuler

Creative Partner and Founder of Cantine, a forward-thinking expert in social & digital marketing, organic exposure, human connection and content creation. Award-winning Director and Producer of feature documentary ‘The White Picket Fence Project’. Marla has also production designed over 10 feature films and written, produced and written music with and for pop artists, brands, film, TV and video games (credits include Law & Order: Special Victims, Pretty Little Liars, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, About A Boy, Sky Sports & MTV). Public speaker, mentor and panellist for Social Media Week, Facebook and Cre8ing Vision/ Ultimate Seminar. 

  Tom Salmon    Artist, Producer, Songwriter and most recently founder of The Bakery, an accelerator and innovation lab that builds new ventures immersing itself in the entrepreneur ecosystem and working with a global network of startups and incubators. Challenging the way people think about startup culture. 

Tom Salmon

Artist, Producer, Songwriter and most recently founder of The Bakery, an accelerator and innovation lab that builds new ventures immersing itself in the entrepreneur ecosystem and working with a global network of startups and incubators. Challenging the way people think about startup culture. 

  Mark Bounds    Leading A&R and Artist Development consultant, Founder of TIR Music and Business Development, a consultancy dedicated to artist development, contemporary music education and performance production. Advocate for early stage artist career support and incubation. 

Mark Bounds

Leading A&R and Artist Development consultant, Founder of TIR Music and Business Development, a consultancy dedicated to artist development, contemporary music education and performance production. Advocate for early stage artist career support and incubation. 

  Chris Howard   Co-founder of The Rattle, and a serial technology entrepreneur from MIT. 

Chris Howard

Co-founder of The Rattle, and a serial technology entrepreneur from MIT. 

  Kemal Mermutlu   Experienced Music Executive across Radio, Records, A&R, Publishing and Artist Management.  Responsible for bringing Diplo to Radio 1 and winning numerous Sony Awards whilst working at the BBC.  Has worked and consulted for the likes of First Access Entertainment, Turn First Artists, MTA, Ministry of Sound, AEI Media (specifically UKF and SubSoul) and The Invisible Men in various capacities over the last decade.

Kemal Mermutlu

Experienced Music Executive across Radio, Records, A&R, Publishing and Artist Management.  Responsible for bringing Diplo to Radio 1 and winning numerous Sony Awards whilst working at the BBC.  Has worked and consulted for the likes of First Access Entertainment, Turn First Artists, MTA, Ministry of Sound, AEI Media (specifically UKF and SubSoul) and The Invisible Men in various capacities over the last decade.