The overall image of accountants and tax advisors tends to be crystalized as number crunching math lovers who spend their Saturday night reorganising their tax library and playing calculator bingo. However, at LBM we delight in flipping that stereotype on its head.

Who We Are

Led by Alan McEvoy, Liam Murphy, Barry Downes and Jason Coker. Combined they have over 80 years’ experience. By leveraging our expertise in such areas as structure planning, tax planning, royalties management and tour accounting, as well as day-to-day business management and advisory services we help you succeed in your career.

We have a team of experienced and highly specialised, solution-driven professionals who take pride in their work. Between all four directors there has been no accounting, tour, payroll or tax problem which they haven’t been able to resolve.

Our People

At the LBM offices you won’t see an onslaught of power suits in a mundane sea of grey, black and white. What you will see is a strong group of individuals who provide a high-quality personalised service.
  • Alan started his career in the entertainment industry over 33 years ago in Dublin. Working for OJ Kilkenny & Co for the first 10 years, he was on various teams that looked after Ireland’s biggest acts of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. In addition, Alan built his own portfolio of Ireland-based Artists. By 1995, Alan had worked with The Cranberries for a number of years and eventually left OJ Kilkenny to take up an in-house position with the band in their native Limerick. He then went on to establish Live Wire Business Management (LBM) in 1998 with Limerick as its base. Alan is an approachable, personable and solution minded professional, and enjoys working with clients and artists at all stages of their career.

    Alan Mc Evoy

    DIRECTOR

    Alan started his career in the entertainment industry over 33 years ago in Dublin. Working for OJ Kilkenny & Co for the first 10 years, he was on various teams that looked after Ireland’s biggest acts of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. In addition, Alan built his own portfolio of Ireland-based Artists. By 1995, Alan had worked with The Cranberries for a number of years and eventually left OJ Kilkenny to take up an in-house position with the band in their native Limerick. He then went on to establish Live Wire Business Management (LBM) in 1998 with Limerick as its base. Alan is an approachable, personable and solution minded professional, and enjoys working with clients and artists at all stages of their career.

  • Liam is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) who trained with Coopers & Lybrand. After 10 years’ experience in the financial sector, he joined Live Wire in 2000 as a Director. Liam has extensive business experience, which is successfully applied to his clients’ needs. His main focus is on Music Performers and the attendant areas of Recording, Publishing, Live and Merchandising. In addition, Liam also acts for clients involved in Music Publishing, Composing, Television Production, Television and Radio Presenting, Fiction and Comedy. Liam is dedicated, enthusiastic and client focused. His non- nonsense approach is favoured by clients as they know he will get the job done.

    Liam Murphy

    DIRECTOR

    Liam is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) who trained with Coopers & Lybrand. After 10 years’ experience in the financial sector, he joined Live Wire in 2000 as a Director. Liam has extensive business experience, which is successfully applied to his clients’ needs. His main focus is on Music Performers and the attendant areas of Recording, Publishing, Live and Merchandising. In addition, Liam also acts for clients involved in Music Publishing, Composing, Television Production, Television and Radio Presenting, Fiction and Comedy. Liam is dedicated, enthusiastic and client focused. His non- nonsense approach is favoured by clients as they know he will get the job done.

  • Barry is a Certified Accountant (FCCA), and has been with LBM for over 14 years, and a Director since 2011. Prior to that Barry worked in the finance department of large multinational firms for over 11 years. He currently manages a small team, intent on providing an efficient and personal service to all LBM clients. In recent years Barry has been responsible for the financial management of one of the most popular boy bands, which involved overseeing & steering commercial activities relating to the bands touring, merchandising, recording & sponsorship/endorsement deals across many worldwide territories. Barry is lively, relatable and dependable. He understands his clients in ways which only someone with experience in this industry can.

    Barry Downes

    DIRECTOR

    Barry is a Certified Accountant (FCCA), and has been with LBM for over 14 years, and a Director since 2011. Prior to that Barry worked in the finance department of large multinational firms for over 11 years. He currently manages a small team, intent on providing an efficient and personal service to all LBM clients. In recent years Barry has been responsible for the financial management of one of the most popular boy bands, which involved overseeing & steering commercial activities relating to the bands touring, merchandising, recording & sponsorship/endorsement deals across many worldwide territories. Barry is lively, relatable and dependable. He understands his clients in ways which only someone with experience in this industry can.

  • Jason has been in the music industry for over 10 years, qualifying ACCA in 2011. Having started out with Hardwick & Morris, he joined LBM in 2013 and has been instrumental in developing the London arm of the operation to its current status. In that time, he has established a prominent position within Business Management in the UK. His key specialisms include Tour Accounting, Royalties and Withholding Taxes. And that would all be fine except he remains a devout Spurs supporter.

    Jason Coker

    DIRECTOR

    Jason has been in the music industry for over 10 years, qualifying ACCA in 2011. Having started out with Hardwick & Morris, he joined LBM in 2013 and has been instrumental in developing the London arm of the operation to its current status. In that time, he has established a prominent position within Business Management in the UK. His key specialisms include Tour Accounting, Royalties and Withholding Taxes. And that would all be fine except he remains a devout Spurs supporter.

  • Mark has spent 37 years as a tax professional, 7 of these as an Inspector of Taxes in the UK. Moving into private practice he worked for 11 years in the London offices of Deloitte & Touche, then Ernst & Young before establishing an independent tax practice in France in 2002. Mark specialises in the taxation of artists, actors and sportspeople with particular focus on the issues arising through touring. For the last 29 years he has looked after the touring activities of some of the world’s best-known artists. He also advises on UK tax compliance, planning and HMRC investigations as well as personal tax compliance and enquiries in France. Mark lives in South West France with his wife Suzie. When he’s not working, he pursues his interests in playing the drums (as a performing and recording artist) and sampling the cuisine and wines of France.

    Mark Robertson

    CONSULTANT

    Mark has spent 37 years as a tax professional, 7 of these as an Inspector of Taxes in the UK. Moving into private practice he worked for 11 years in the London offices of Deloitte & Touche, then Ernst & Young before establishing an independent tax practice in France in 2002. Mark specialises in the taxation of artists, actors and sportspeople with particular focus on the issues arising through touring. For the last 29 years he has looked after the touring activities of some of the world’s best-known artists. He also advises on UK tax compliance, planning and HMRC investigations as well as personal tax compliance and enquiries in France. Mark lives in South West France with his wife Suzie. When he’s not working, he pursues his interests in playing the drums (as a performing and recording artist) and sampling the cuisine and wines of France.

  • Aoibhin started her career in tax over 10 years ago. She graduated from the University of Limerick with a Bachelor of Business Studies Degree. She then went on to pursue the Chartered Tax Advisor qualification and is a member of the Irish Taxation Institute since 2009. She has worked in both Irish practice and multinational tax departments. She has a wide range of experience in working with both Irish and International clients in providing tax services and solutions. Aoibhin heads up the Tax Department of LBM and is based out of the Limerick office. She is an approachable and conscientious tax professional.

    Aoibhin Pond

    TAX MANAGER

    Aoibhin started her career in tax over 10 years ago. She graduated from the University of Limerick with a Bachelor of Business Studies Degree. She then went on to pursue the Chartered Tax Advisor qualification and is a member of the Irish Taxation Institute since 2009. She has worked in both Irish practice and multinational tax departments. She has a wide range of experience in working with both Irish and International clients in providing tax services and solutions. Aoibhin heads up the Tax Department of LBM and is based out of the Limerick office. She is an approachable and conscientious tax professional.

  • Nick Robinson is a certified accountant (ACCA) and has been at LBM since 2015. He has experience in a number of areas of the music industry, combining several years in accountancy/business management with work as a tour manager and 3 years at a major record label, before joining LWBM’s (then fledgling) London team. Nick deals with a wide range of clients across the creative industries – from bands, singers, songwriters and managers to bloggers, podcasters and authors via arts and fashion entrepreneurs. Nick has a genuine passion for helping his clients, and combines a friendly and welcoming manner with an enthusiasm and commitment to supporting their career.

    Nick Robinson

    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

    Nick Robinson is a certified accountant (ACCA) and has been at LBM since 2015. He has experience in a number of areas of the music industry, combining several years in accountancy/business management with work as a tour manager and 3 years at a major record label, before joining LWBM’s (then fledgling) London team. Nick deals with a wide range of clients across the creative industries - from bands, singers, songwriters and managers to bloggers, podcasters and authors via arts and fashion entrepreneurs. Nick has a genuine passion for helping his clients, and combines a friendly and welcoming manner with an enthusiasm and commitment to supporting their career.

OUR MISSION

To establish a business based on integrity, loyalty and excellence. To allow the constant evolution of directors, staff and clients by encouraging innovation, forward thinking and optimism to enable all parties to flourish and reach their potential. To inspire and cultivate a common understanding between clients and staff to ensure a collective approach driven by achieving the right outcome for every client.

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