Louise Sawilejskij is a passionate music artist manager, tour manager, booker and promoter based in Gosford, on the NSW Central Coast. Over the past 12 years, she has worked in venue management, artist management, tour management, events, bookings (events and artists), promotions, stage management and festival work. Louise was General Manager for community arts space and live music venue The Rhythm Hut, from 2013 – 2018, establishing The Rhythm Hut as one of the most highly regarded grass roots live music venues in the country. Louise has a special interest in sustainability and has actively been working on making the Australian music industry more sustainable over the past 10 years.

Louise has also collaborated with other similar minded artistic organisations such as Art Party, OneSpace, Crud Muffins, and Musicians Making a Difference and has produced and promoted events throughout the Central Coast, in other regions such as The Blue Mountains and Sydney, and produces large musical events in the Jenolan Caves. She has a roots, reggae, blues and soul program on local community station, Coast FM called Dreadlock Holiday.

In 2018 Louise established boutique artist management business Nala Music, based in Gosford. Specialising largely in roots/world music, currently on the Nala Music roster is Tijuana Cartel, Declan Kelly, Rhythm Hunters and Ren Stone.

With a background in graphic design and marketing, Louise worked for music-based charity Support Act in fundraising, marketing and community development from 2018-22. Working on larger projects such as AusMusic T-Shirt Day and Music in the House, and smaller fundraising events throughout the year to help raise funds for those in crisis within the music industry.

Louise is passionate about supporting growth and fostering the arts, especially within her local Central Coast region, and mentoring local upcoming acts where possible. Recently assisting in the launch and growth of Central Coast Music, established by local Central Coast music industry, and spearheaded by Greg Carey. In 2023 Louise joined the CCMA team to work on the inaugural 10 day music & arts festival on the Central Coast – Tubular Festival. Louise looks forward to helping further establish Central Coast Music and grow the arts organisation with the local team. 

Louise has completed several training courses including John Butler’s artist management program, The Seed; AAM’s Gimme Shelter program; AAM’s NSW Roundtable program and AAM’s Revive program. Louise also holds her First Aid and CPR Certificate and is an accredited Mental Health First Aid provider including training in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide and Prevention Training.


E: lou@nalamusic.com.au
P: +61 420 682 258