TSE is one of the oldest and most trusted entertainment booking agencies in the United States. Established in 1975 as Texas Sounds Entertainment, it has been booking local, regional and national entertainers for a variety of venues for over four decades. We do booking to turn key concerts, including all production and promotion.
- One of the oldest and most trusted booking agencies in the U.S.
- Delivers quality acts and performance support services
- Real, no pressure, people whose goal is building trust and a long-lasting relationship
As Texas Sounds Entertainment grew beyond its Texas roots, it evolved into TSE and ushered in a period of national expansion. The change also ushered in the adoption of state-of-the-art digital platforms that provide a host of features for our artists and venues to promote and keep track of their gigs.
- We Remain True to Our Founding Principal
Despite the more digital focus, TSE remains true to its founding principal:
Building and nurturing relationships with artists and promoters based on trust that endure over time.
- We Know What You Want:The most important part of who we are, and why we continue to last when other agencies come and go is simply that we know what you want. We’ve seen it all in our 40 plus years of booking and handling production and logistics in a variety of venues.Relationships, just like reputations need to be built on trust. It takes time to get to know an artist, learn their needs, ambitions, and how they like to work.
- We Make Sure Everything Goes Smoothly
Our job is not just to make you money, find work, and keep your interests at the forefront of negotiations, but also to is to make things operate smoothly for everyone involved.
- Venues expect us to deliver quality acts that show up ready to do their job.
- They expect us to stand behind our services and have the components in place to allow the best performance possible.
- Experience Matters:
It’s not something you can pick up in a month, or even a year. It takes seeing the best and the worst, in dive bars, and giant arenas in the Florida rain or Texas sun.Our experience as a booking agency has seen nearly every environment and equipment set-up imaginable and we continue to learn and adapt as new stages and technology evolve. As a testament to the quality of its services, some venues have been booking their acts with us for over 20 years; many others for over 15 years. Our testimonials and references speak to how well both venues and performers value the services we provide.
- We Are Real People Who Want to Help
You deal with real people who want to win your trust and confidence. We pride ourselves in establishing long-term relations with the people we serve.
- We Are a Great Agency For Artists As Well As VenuesTSE is a great agency for established performers looking to grow their number of bookings. We can be a RA or a booking agency for rising stars as well as well-known entertainers. We can handle as little or as much production support as you need for your performances.We also have long established relationships with venues who need us to provide first-class entertainment and handle the logistics of their concerts or events. Just tell us how we can help you put on a quality show for your audience.
TSE operates out of Houston and Austin, Texas, but provides booking and production services all over the U.S. Its top dogs have well over a 175 years of music industry and booking experience.
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TSE's Mission Statement
To be the one-stop source for entertainment services for small to medium size events and venues.
Responsive, Transparent and Honest in dealing with those we serve.
TSE Key Team Members
Our key team members have over 175 years of music business experience. We see our job as earning your trust and keeping your interests at the heart of what we do. We look to keep you as a client for many years to come. That’s why we’re still here 43 years after our founding.
Mike Black — Managing Partner-Artist Relations
Mike has been on all sides of the music industry for over three decades. Once a traveling musician booked by TSE, he understands the Business both from a performer’s perspective and agency viewpoint.
Bob Brecht — Managing Partner-Marketing & Operations
Doctor Bob has been in the marketing and production side of television and music for over three decades. He, Mike and Glenda form a formidable team in helping artists and venues put on the best events possible.
Glenda Black—Managing Partner – Bookings
Glenda is a go-getter. She accomplishes long-term relationships through being transparent, highly accessible, friendly, flexible, & an extremely hard worker. She not only saves our clients money but also saves them time & headaches. And she’s an Aggie-Class of 2000.
Steve Wilson — Director of Corporate Sponsorships
A veteran and pioneer in Live Entertainment sponsorships, Steve Wilson has worked with some of the biggest brands in the advertising industry. Creating long-term partnership agreements on the local, regional and national stage including naming rights, pouring rights, concert presenting rights, Broadway name in title rights and brand introductions. He created some of the first name in title sponsorships as part of the national Broadway touring presenting subscription program with Broadway Across America. He sold the naming rights for the hugely successful Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land which was named by Pollstar as one of the top venues in the World in 2018.
Steve is excited to join the TSE team.
Lila Bowden – Assistant to Glenda Black
Lila recently graduated with a degree in Songwriting from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, which is where she developed a passion for bringing artists and fans together to enjoy live music. Originally from a town of 800 people in Washington, Lila traveled across the country to pursue her dreams and further her love of music, and is excited to travel once more to begin her career in the music industry in Austin, Texas.
Andrela Hill — Booking Agent
Andrela is a straight shooter whose ultimate goal is to bring everyone together harmoniously.
She will lend her negotiating finesse to secure cost savings and solid agreements. Her entrepreneurial spirit combined with her love of live music has led her to this wonderful industry. Delivering entertainment and live experiences to fellow music lovers is a dream come true for Andrela. Watch out…Her excitement is contagious!
Erin Cameron — Northeast Booking Agent
Erin has over 20 years experience in the entertainment business as a performer, band manager, live event producer, marketing director, casting and talent scout. She has worked with new and established top artists in the tween, adult pop and rock genres since the early 2000s. Now based in NYC, she is excited to join TSE as the Northeast rep!
Helen Elshick — A & R Rep
Helen has spent the last 20 years in Radio as an on air talent, promotions, and program director. She has worked with the development of Music, Show, and Venue strategies. She is ready to bring that experience to the events and talent of TSE Entertainment. She has a passion for music is the best mentor you can have in your corner.
Henrich Perez — Production – Promotion
Henrich has over 10 years of experience in the video and event production business. During this time he has produced hundreds of projects for clients across the country, from food service, non-profit organizations, oil and gas, health insurance and more.
Matt Jessup – On-Site Logistics Manager
Matt has had a lifelong passion for music and a has full understanding of the complexities of putting on a GREAT Show! He has been with TSE now for over 3 years and has managed a multitude of concerts. He is a great asset of TSE and you will love working with Matt at your event.
Andrea Adames — Event Producer & Southeast Agent
Initiated in the industry as a Dancer and transitioned to Event Production and Technician. Having the opportunity to work in large, medium-scale events such as concerts, award shows, corporate and social events.
Passionate and persistent in the goals seeking, working hard until the goal is reached. Once it’s achieved, on to the next challenge.
Christopher Faust — Booking and Event Production
With over five decades in the music industry, Chris Faust has the experience and the know how to get things done. Faust has worked with bands at all levels, from road managing soon to be music legend (Emitt Rhodes), to tour work with superstars (Jethro Tull), to advising some of today’s rising crop of award winning artists, he’s lived a life immersed in music.
It’s clear that Faust has put his lifelong experiences and lessons learned to good use, with the skills, patience and good humor to take projects to the next level. Best of all, he still has the passion for music that he first acquired all those years ago.
Jace Miller — Northeast Booking Agent
Jace carries with him over two decades of music industry experience as a touring musician, booking agent, talent buyer, artist manager, tour manager, artist marketing representative, and music director. Combining that with his education in Music Performance and Arts Management, Jace understands the relationships from different perspectives to ensure your success. Hailing from Philly, he’ll also field any cheesesteak questions you may have.
Louie Sonugan — Web Developer / On-Page SEO Specialist
Louie Sonugan is a gifted web developer responsible for development and optimization of TSE’s Internet presence. His youth belies his incredible talents in helping TSE reach across the globe via the Internet.
Kassie Rae Phillips — Manager of Promotions & Social Media
Kassie is our go to person for social media for TSE and the artists we represent. Her background includes running the social media strategies of a number of companies before joining TSE.
Cell: 512-647- 9124
Linda Arlitt — Contracts & Payments
Linda, with her years of experience, brings persistence and organization in dealing with agents, clients, and artists to get contracts executed quickly, accurately, and efficiently. She is an essential part of the TSE team.
Mark Nix — Booking Agent
Mark Nix is a seasoned veteran in the music industry with 40 yrs experience playing, setting up and advancing shows. Mark has keen eye on what every client is looking for .With A BS in music he understands what music is all about and is looking forward to helping clients have an amazing experience in all aspects of the booking process .
Dewey Moffitt — Booking and Event Production
With 30 years of experience as an entertainment industry professional, Dewey brings an exceptional level of focus, passion, and ownership to the business. He has created and directed several multi-day music festivals internationally and throughout the United States. His skill set encompasses every aspect of live music production and public assemblage. He also personally enjoys participating in the art of songwriting, performing, producing, writing, and filmmaking.
Shaun B. — Booking and Promotion
For over 20 successful years, Shaun has work and developed a diverse range of major and unsigned talent. Shaun’s experience and industry knowledge extends into all facets of the music business, including Concert Marketing and Promotions, Directing Entertainment for music venues and festivals, record label A&R at Zenobia Records, etc.
Shaun defines success as loving the work you do so that it will never become a job, and that’s why she’s excited to work hard, have fun and make history by fulfilling all your entertainment needs at TSE entertainment.
Anna Lang — Graduate Intern
I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a degree in Marketing and Business Management. I’ve had a passion for music and attending live music events since I was a young girl. I am new to the music industry and I am ready to dive deep into the music business and live event operations.
Karol Avila — Undergraduate Intern
Karol is a singer and actress and has been performing since 2013. Recently, she has been involved in social media and marketing in the entertainment industry. She is currently finishing her studies in Music Performance and Business Management at UNLV. She is excited to work and grow with the TSE Team.
Melanie Albanese — Graduate Intern
Mel has always had a love for music and has been an avid concert attendee since she was 10. She recently graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Marketing Management and a minor in Music Industry, and is excited to apply her digital marketing skills to live music.
Nora Sheridan — Graduate Intern
Nora is currently in pursuing her M.A in Music Business at Berklee Online. She has experience in both the performance and business side of the music industry. Nora holds a B.A in Songwriting and Vocal Performance from Berklee College of Music, and is excited to gain hands on experience in the music industry as one of TSE’s interns.
Olivia Hurtado — Graduate Intern
Olivia is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s in Music Business. She has a love for live music, songwriting and just an overall passion for music in general. She is excited about working in the music business and gaining experience and knowledge while on the TSE team.
Sara Harmouch — Graduate Intern
Sara always believed that music has a magical power to reach people in ways that nothing else can. Her passion for music and its business inspired her to pursue a career in the music industry. She recently graduated from Berklee Online with a degree in music business and is thrilled to apply her learnings and experience in music marketing at TSE entertainment.
Mike Sandberg — Consultant
Original founder of TSE and booked for 35 or more years. Mike is a well known individual in the Music Business.