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Dan Reed

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Danny Vaughn

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Elles Bailey

Jessica Lynne - Photo Credit Scott Vincent

Jessica Lynne

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Matt Pearce & The Mutiny

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Mike Ross

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Mississippi MacDonald

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Sari Schorr

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The Bloody Nerve

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Jim Kirkpatrick

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Snake Oil & Harmony

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J.R. Harbidge

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Adam Norsworthy

Welcome to Central Press PR

Central Press PR is a UK-based specialist PR company, headed up by Claire Lloyd: a publicist and PR consultant with 17 years of valuable industry experience and contacts.

We work with companies and artists on physical and digital release campaigns, UK tours and music festivals, and other projects besides.

Quality matters more than quantity to Central Press PR: quality relationships with clients; quality clients we believe in to pitch to media contacts and outlets. Central Press’s reputation has been built on this.”

Latest News and Press releases

Elles Bailey returns with new single ‘If This Is Love’
UK based genre-blending roots singer songwriter Elles Bailey releases her stunning new single ‘Leave The Light On’....
Brave Rival Release Second Single ‘Fairytale’ Ahead of Highly Anticipated Album ‘Fight or Flight’
Brave Rival, the multi-UK Blues Award-nominated rising stars, proudly announce the release of their second single, ‘Fairytale,’ from their eagerly awaited sophomore album, ‘Fight or...
Cold Chisel’s Ian Moss Returns to UK
Australian rock legend Ian Moss, esteemed for his impressive guitar skills and soulful voice, is set to perform in the UK on July 10 and...
Elles Bailey Announces New Album Beneath The Neon Glow Out August 9th On Cooking Vinyl Records
Award-winning UK based genre-blending roots singer songwriter Elles Bailey returns with her stunning new album Beneath The Neon Glow....
Jessica Lynn Surprises fans with new single ‘Shame’
Full of Latin sass, native New Yorker Jessica Lynn continues to confound any attempt to pigeonhole her or her music....
The Milk Men Announce New Album “Holy Cow!” Alongside Debut Single and Video Release
The Milk Men, renowned for their electrifying performances and innovative R&B take on the blues-rock sound, are thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of their...

 “Central Press is built around quality. Quality always outweighs quantity and quality leads to professional and successful long term results and relationships.”

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Here at Central Press PR, we’ve had the chance to work with some amazing people and companies. Take a look at some of the testimonials from people we have worked with.

She (Claire) is an explosion of knowledge, she mapped the time line of our promotion, covered every single detail from our social media interaction to whom we would approach, who would review our album, what type of videos work, what kind of social presence works and what doesn't, how to approach industry folk, just too much to list here. The main point being we thought we knew the music game but realised that Claire's wealth of knowledge outstripped ours. Central Press has opened more doors than we can count and our time working with Claire has become the foundation we stand upon.
DaveThe Outlaw Orchestra
Central Press have are our Number one PR choice because they deliver every time. 100% honest. The real thing.
Bruce DickinsonLittle Angels
Claire’s attention to detail, and the way she plans, communicates, and executes the campaigns we worked together on have been second to none. With a deep-rooted belief in going that extra mile for her clients, Claire finds that she is always at the end of a phone from her past clients, always looking to engage her in their new campaign.
Martin JarvisCEO On Point Touring
Hands-on and effective PR that delivers
Simon CarverRSK on Chris Shiflett campaign
An Editor’s dream of what a PR specialist should be, nothing is too much trouble for Claire.
Mark HoakseyEditor of Powerplay MAGAZINE
Central Press have consistently secured quality media coverage for 10 years and have produced fantastic results to promote our growing festivals.
Chic Festivals
Central Press are a cracking PR company. Nice to work with people who both know their stuff and are also passionate about the genre.
Neil JonesStar Radio Rock Show, Cambridge Folk Festival
Central Press offers a great PR service, Claire is a fantastic person to work with, she shows true passion in what she does and does her job with perfection and passion, not only being very professional but also bringing that Human feel to the business, a joy to work with.
Karen WoodhamBlazing Minds
Central Press is the kind of proactive PR agency with the personal touch that gets music journos on side from the off. Whether I'm working for a national title like Classic Rock Magazine, on behalf of the local newspapers in Newcastle or as editor of website Rushonrock, the service is always the same: prompt and with an appreciation for what’s required across those various platforms.
Simon RushworthRushonRock, Freelance Writer, Editor
Claire at Central Press not only provides a wholly professional and efficient service, but conducts her promotional outreach in a strategic fashion without ever over-looking that all-important personal touch. As savvy as she is intuitive, Claire would add value to any artist’s campaign.
Tim FerroneWrapped Up Music
Having worked with Claire on numerous successful campaigns, I am always confident to recommend her to all emerging acts I work with. A great communicator, good work ethic and well connected, a rare find. Your campaign is in good hands with Claire.
Lisa MckeownDirector, Ninelives UK
Claire is great to work with, I have worked with her and Central Press on numerous campaigns, with many great artists and always enjoyed doing so and will continue to do so hopefully for many years to come.
Seven Webster7pm Management/Skindred Personal Manager
Claire Lloyd and Central Press are THE BOMB. I have worked with Claire on the release of my debut album 'Wildfire' and sophomore record 'Road I Call Home' and I cannot recorded her enough. Her hard work and dedication to this project has been incredible and i look forward to many more years working together!
Elles Bailey
Central Press delivered an efficient and professional service, with regular updates and all targets were met. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Central Press to any band or artist who is looking to run a successful campaign. The personal touch from Claire and the team made a huge difference from other PR companies Pitchshifter have worked with in the past.
M D ClaydenPitchshifter, The Blueprint, This Is Menace
Claire offers a brilliant service not only just as a PR but also as a radio plugger.  She’s well connected professionally and has a comprehensive understanding of her artists needs in today’s music industry environment.  She’s been invaluable to my recent career developments and always delivers on her promises.
Mike Ross
Claire has always been extremely diligent and caring with her work taking pride in what she does and who she represents. Overall I would highly recommend working with Claire, nothing is too much and she has quickly become someone I can rely on and trust.
I have found her (Claire) to be very hard-working, diligent & professional. Her understanding of the genre, particularly in the preparation of press releases etc, is impressive. Claire never over sells the possibilities of a project, but always overachieves in the promotional targets of a release.
Alan RobinsonManhaton Records
Getting Claire Lloyd and her company, Central Press, on my team for the release of my last solo album was a real game changer. Claire created a real buzz about the release and, even more importantly, she was someone I looked forward to talking with each day. Her natural enthusiasm and bright outlook is very infectious. She thinks outside of the box, has a strong personal relationship with her established contacts and is not afraid to try new and unexplored avenues. She goes the extra mile for her clients.
Danny Vaughn
I’ve worked with many publicists and press agents in my 30+ year career, from the big teams at major labels to the most niche independents, and none have been more resourceful, endlessly creative, and beyond driven than Claire Lloyd at Central Press, and she does it all with complete passion. If I could work with her the rest of my career nothing would be more of an honour for it is a truly positive and purposeful experience following her lead when it comes to spreading the word about new music!
Dan Reed
Claire is one of those PRs that you want to support because you know she only works with artists and projects that she believes in. She has a wealth of experience in the rock world, both with festivals and individual artists, but her quality control is just as reliable in other areas, like roots and Americana. Her role in the rise of Elles Bailey in recent years is just one example
Paul Sexton, journalist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 2, Sunday Times, Billboard etc)