Cofounder & CEO (2017 - present)
The Rattle has been the company Chris had always wanted to create but was never (until now) been brave enough to do. The Rattle was founded by Chris Howard, Bobby Bloomfield, and Jonathan Eades – and supported in its early days by Samuel Lehane. The Rattle brings together the experiences and understanding of Jon, Bobby, and Chris into one collective – aiming to create a new cultural renaissance in music and ensure artists never need to choose between a career and making important art. Bobby was (is) a celebrated music artist with over 10 years expierience touring the world, creating groundbreaking culture, and ‘being famous’. Jon was the founder of the celebrated music technology accelerator, Abbey Road Red. And Chris… well.. we know who he is. Bobby, Jon, and Chris all felt there was no where in the world it is possible to be a culturally relevant music artist AND be the founder of your own music startup at the same time. So, The Rattle was born. The Rattle is now a global collective of artists, technology makers, and startups united in creating a cultural renaissance, supported by physical facilities (called Rattles) in the UK and USA, and mentored by Grammy Award winning artists and MBE/CBE awarded entrepreneurs alike.