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AGENCY & MANAGEMENT NEWS: The Bobby Roberts Company Adds Rock/Pop Department To Agency And Announces New Artist Signings!

GOODLETTSVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Bobby Roberts Company, Inc. announces a new Rock/Pop roster as an addition to their agency's established Country roster. New signings to the Rock/Pop roster includes Mark Farner, Gary Puckett, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Orleans, the Classic Rock Allstars, Gary Lewis, Lobo and B.J. Thomas.

Bobby Roberts states, "We are very excited to be building one of the finest classic rock and pop music rosters in the business and with our recent signings it is obvious that we are committed to that goal. We appreciate all of the encouragement and support we are receiving from the artists, the talent buyers and our industry colleagues and we are so pleased to offer these new services as a booking agency. We are also ecstatic about our very affordable entertainment packages which we can now offer to casinos, fairs, festivals, special events and promoters!"

Tim Bowers, a seasoned veteran in the touring industry, has recently been added to the staff of agents at the Bobby Roberts Company as part of this expansion. Bobby Roberts adds, "Our company has consistently grown every year since our formation in 1986 and this new endeavor is an important part of our overall plan to continue that growth. We are optimistic about the future and are very proud of the great artists that we are privileged to represent." –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

Livanos Leaves Fata Booking, Opens The "E" Agency

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Evange Livanos has opened her own agency, The "E" Agency, after four years at Fata Booking in Philadelphia. Artists making the move with her include Armor For Sleep, Emery, Don't Look Down, Plain White T's, Silverstein, and Halifax.

Livanos can be reached at 215-292-4264; FAX: 215-689-4911. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Red Entertainment Signs Legendary R&B Group The Bar-Kays

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Red Entertainment is pleased to announce the exclusive signing of the Bar-Kays. Funk icons and musical trend-setters for over four decades the Bark-Kays are the gold standard in Memphis soul. Carlos Keyes, President of Red, says of the signing, “This is a great band, great music with an impressive history. Their performances are incredible. I am honored to represent them. They will work well in my roster with the Gap Band and Cameo.”

Larry Dodson, lead singer and founding Bar-Kays member, says of the signing, “Carlos Keyes, is a go getter and energetic businessman. He makes things happen. We needed to put our trust in an agency that was a good fit. Red is the kind of agency that will give us the personal attention we need.” Bar-Kays bassist, James Alexander agrees, “Red Entertainment has the resources to promote the band both here and overseas.”

With a new CD album (their 23rd) “The Real Thing,” set for release, along side such soul/funk classics as “Freak Show on the Dancefloor,” “Soul Finger,” and “Son of Shaft,” the powerful repertoire and live performances that have made the Bar-Kays concert favorites can be seen on a new DVD Wattstax (called the black Woodstock with Richard Pryor, The Staple Singers and Isaac Hayes et. al). The Bar-Kays world-wide popularity, teamed with the Red Entertainment machine behind them, makes for one unstoppable combination. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers