The Agency Group just keeps growing. Having recently established a Los Angeles office, Andy Somers merged his Bandwagon Entertainment into the company and set up shop there.
Now The Agency has brought San Francisco-based Bruce Solar and most of his Absolute Artists clients on board as well as Jordan Burger of New Musiquarium and Kio Novina of Kurfirst Blackwell Management and prior to that ARTISTdirect. Not making the move from Absolute are agents Mike Kelly and Brad Stewart who are starting their own shops.
Thirty Absolute artists making the move with Solar: Tiffany Anders, Babe the Blue Ox, Calke, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, David J (of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets, the drowners, English Beat's Dave Wakeling, Fastball, The Flamin' Groovies, for Stars, George Clinton, Heather Eatman, The Honeydogs, The Josh Joplin Band, King Cobb Steelie, Link Wray, Lloyd Cole, LP, Michael McClure & Ray Manzerak, Mick Taylor, Negativland, Neve, One Way RIde, Rickie Lee Jones, Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds, Scott Henderson / Gary Willis / Tribal Tech, SOB/S.O.B./Same Ole Band featuring Howard Scott, Lee Oskar, Harold Brown and B.B. Dickerson, Vivendo de Pao and Yma Sumac.
Burger will work out of the New York office, bringing clients Angie Aparo, evan and jaron, The Incredible Moses Leroy, Home Grown, The Prodigals, soup and Tin Hat Trio.
"I'm just so incredibly happy to be here," Burger told CelebrityAccess. "Every single person, from top on down, and all around the world, has been so kind and welcoming, and constantly offering their assistance and support. It's an amazing, intelligent, friendly, accomplished team of agents to work with, and I'm excited by the opportunity to grow with them, and to have the backing and encouragement to pursue the goals I've set for myself. I can't say enough nice things. So far, it's just a great place to work."
For more information on Burger, check out his CelebrityAccess industry profile in the archive section following this week's profile.