concert production, festival production

Company Information

About TSE

TSE is one of the most trusted full-service entertainment agencies in the United States. Established in 1975 as Texas Sounds Entertainment, it has been booking entertainers and providing production services for a variety of venues for over four decades. We do booking, sponsorship development, online ticketing, event promotion, local production, to complete turnkey concerts and festivals. Whatever you need, we can help.

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 delivery 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 Full-Service Entertainment Agency for Any Venue or Event

TSE 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, with agents and production people located all over the United States. TSE provides booking, event marketing, ticketing, sponsorship development and production services all over North America. 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

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 brings a diverse background in production, marketing, and business management to his position as Managing Partner of TSE Entertainment. His responsibilities include overseeing TSE’s services other than talent booking. He also manages the marketing and business operations side of TSE.

During his 30-plus year professional career, he has

  • Chaired regional, national, and international conferences with educational, social, and entertainment components.
  • Produced festivals for clients, including managing complex, multiple-stage events with exhibitors, vendors, community engagement, sponsorship assets, etc.
  • Provided business planning and marketing consulting services to a variety of businesses, including writing business and marketing plans.
  • Directed a communications department with 103 employees encompassing all aspects of media and communication services.
  • Executive produced television documentaries and a syndicated music festival television program series.
  • Served in C-suite roles in two digital advertising/marketing agencies and several startup companies.
  • Served as one of two consultants for AT&T clients dealing with eHealth delivery issues.

Bob takes great pride in developing programs and events. He enjoys helping to guide people new to the entertainment industry to achieve their objectives. He likes challenges and helping clients discover their own talents for holding entertainment events.

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.

Jasmine Lee, CSEP, CPRP

Sponsorship & Event Management
Jasmine has almost two decades of experience in the industry, producing everything from small community gatherings to multi-day festivals for 50,000+. She has managed sponsorship programs, media and PR campaigns, vendor relations, and all aspects of event operations. Her attention to detail, creativity, and open communication ensure a quality and successful experience for event attendees and producers.
Kassie Rae Phillips

Kassie Rae Phillips

Manager of Promotions & Social Media

Kassie heads our team of talented professionals that work to promote TSE and the events we help create. Her background includes years of digital marketing and graphic design experience for various industries. With a dedicated work ethic and a deep-seeded passion for music, she brings enthusiasm to her role and team.

Erin Cameron

Lead 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!

Matt Jessup

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 Production

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.


Cristala "Krys" Poole Dorsey

Event Coordinator

Krys is an unstoppable force in the performing arts and entertainment community. She’s a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in communications and is certified in music business by Berklee College of Music.

Besides serving as Creative Director for Upward Artistry Talent Agency, she has worked with countless numbers of talent and industry professionals from L.A. to Atlanta, to NYC. Krys has also worked with large entertainment festivals, music tours, dance and theater companies.

Christopher Fraust

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.
Dan Fleming

Dan Fleming

Event Production
With over 15 years of experience in the live music industry, Dan brings his talent for live music production and sound engineering to the TSE Entertainment team.
Doc Menkin

Doc Menkin

Booking Agent

Doc has 35 years of experience working in all aspects of the music industry. A short list…….touring musician, artist manager, booking agent, talent buyer, president of various music councils, festival promoter including securing sponsorships, studio producer and arranger, and assistant A&R scout for Atlantic Records.

For many years Doc negotiated international recording contracts and publishing deals at the Midem Music Industry Festival in Cannes, France and negotiated artist publishing deals with Warner Chappel for various artists. Doc has owned his own record label and a CD manufacturing broker company for artists during the Houston rap music boom where he gained a ton of sales and marketing experience while growing his company.

Doc is both honored and very excited to bring his experience and talents to the TSE team where he will work according to his personal sales philosophy which includes the following basic premises; focused on the extremely important but too often overlooked concept of “customer retention” (including google reviews)…..take care of business, get the job done asap, be a good listener and HEAR what the client is asking or saying, ALWAYS be friendly, be prompt and clear with your client communications and follow-ups…

In short….business is people, so always treat people as you, yourself would want to be treated.

Jace Miller

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

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.
Linda Arlitt

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

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.

Shaun B.

Booking and Production

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.

Russell Fischer

Russell Fischer

Booking Agent
Russell comes from Rockdale Texas and has over 35 years of experience in the music industry.  From on the road touring, buying talent, working with live production, and playing drums he knows what it takes to execute a great show.  Russell is ready to assist you and make your event a successful one.
Mike Sandberg

Mike Sandberg

Original founder of TSE and booked for 35 or more years. Mike is a well known individual in the music business.
Jackie Chirco

Jackie Chirco

Talent Booking Intern
Jackie Chirco is a graduate student at The University of Southern California, majoring in Music Industry. Having completed her undergraduate degree at New York University and hailing from New Jersey, Jackie is eager to learn as much as she can about the live music industry. With a passion for music and entertainment, she is excited to be an intern and get involved at TSE Entertainment!
Martha Reuter

Martha Reuter

Sponsor - Ticketing Intern
Martha has an MBA in music business from Middle Tennessee State University and a B.S. from Texas Woman’s University during which she studied abroad in London for a semester – and yes she still miss it every day!). She then moved to Nashville TN for graduate school, and post-graduation moved to New York City where she most recently worked in advertising. She’s now on the eastern shore in Maryland enjoying a nice escape from the NYC chaos. She’s passionate about learning everything she can about the music and entertainment business and she’s excited to combine her work and education experience with this internship!

Sarah Villareal

Promotion Intern
Sarah is currently a student in the Master of Science in Marketing program at the University of Texas at Austin and has always had a passion for music and entertainment. While pursuing her B.S. in Radio-Television-Film at UT, she became involved in the Austin music scene and has been in love with working in music ever since. She is looking forward to working with the TSE Entertainment team and learning everything that she can!

Contact Us

TSE Entertainment

TSE Entertainment

13809 Research Blvd., Suite 500
Austin TX 78750
Phone: 800-765-8203
Phone: 512-886-5203