MANAGEMENT

Steve Etherington

Steve trained ‘classically’ from the age of 9 in guitar, piano, tuba, and musical theory.
He also has a plethora of qualifications with the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College & The British College of Accordionists.

The bands & artists that Steve has worked both live and in the studio with include: The Rubettes, Hot Chocolate, Modern Romance, The Drifters, The Temptations, The Tramps, Shane McGowan, Leee John, Glen Matlock, C&C Music Factory, Beenie Man, Angie Brown, Rozalla, & Jackie Graham to name but a few.

Steve is ‘One half’ of “Symphonic Ibiza” (Orchestra) with DJ Andy Joyce.

Steve left the Rubettes on Feb 15, 2019, with Alan Williams and formed a new band The Rubettes with Original band members John Richardson and Mick Clarke.

The Rubettes ft. John, Mick, and Steve

The new Rubettes featuring founding members John Richardson, Mick Clarke, and Steve Etherington (Producer/Arranger since 1995) started on 15 February 2019. The band will be performing live and recording new original music, on Sobel Nation Records.

The Official Rubettes with John, Mick, and Steve will be performing as a ‘Powerhouse Trio’ or with members of Steve Etherington’s Symphonic Ibiza.

The band’s live sound will keep the flavor and sounds of the songs everybody knows and loves. Original Music will keep the Rubettes feel with an updated twist.

The Rubettes with original band members John Richardson, Mick Clarke, and Steve Etherington are keeping it 70’s ‘GLAMTASTIC.’

Between 1974 and 1979 The Rubettes enjoyed chart success including their number one signature song “Sugar Baby Love” which sold worldwide over 30 million records.

Glenn Soukesian

Glenn Soukesian is better known in the music industry as Colton Ford, who has been in the industry for over 35 years.

He was signed to Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Denise Rich's production company and had two deals with Virgin in the '90s.

He released four full-length albums, “Tug of War,” “Under the Covers,” “The Way I Am”, and “GlennSoukesian.” and the EP, “Next Chapter”

Too many singles to mention, collaborating with Frankie Knuckles, Chris Willis, Nervo, Wawa, Redtop, Larry Peace, and Erik Griggs (Jordan Sparks, Chris Brown) to name just a few.

He had several hit singles and videos, including Billboard charting, “The Way I Am,” “That’s Me,” “Let Me Live Again,” ``Losing My Religion” and the top 10 “Signed, Sealed,
Delivered”.

Soukesian was named in AfterElton.com Top 50 Gay Male Musicians.

Tight Fit

Tight Fit shot to fame in 1982 to with the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”.
Since their chart hits in the early 1980s, the past 30 years have been busy for the band, including:

Steve Grant returned to his roots in musical theatre, appearing in a number of musicals (such as Miss Saigon in the West End), before losing most of his sight which led to a focus on recording studio work instead.

Julie Harris, who became a professionally qualified Chef, as well as a mum of three, has been in a number of successful bands such as Julie and the Gems playing live to audiences everywhere and performing lead vocals with the “Back To The Eighties” band.

Denise Waterman (nee Gyngell), who became a mum of two during her marriage to Pete Waterman, had a band with her two brothers following Tight Fit. She has worked as a TV presenter and professional entertainer, as well as founding her own theatre-camp school based in Wimbledon.

Fuzzbox

Fuzzbox

A splendiferous, many-coloured, lipstick-smeared shock of lace and ribbon, Fuzzbox shot out of Birmingham, England, in 1985. In the summer of Boris Becker, Live Aid and 'Rambo', it all started out as four teenage friends cutting loose and having a laugh, using music as an outlet for their youthful energy. One thing's for sure – none of them could have guessed that in a few whirlwhind years they'd become the most successful instrument-playing female band in British pop history. It's a record they still hold today.

'International Rescue', 'Pink Sunshine' and 'Self' were all big UK hits – each supported by memorable videos (the former directed by and featuring Ade Edmondson). Fuzzbox – clad in an array of eye-catching outfits – were now regulars on 'Top Of The Pops', not to mention a major talking point in school corridors and college canteens. Bright, exciting and intoxicating, the band's stellar trajectory took it to just about every radio station, magazine and TV show imaginable, from 'Smash Hits' to 'Cannon And Ball'

Kirsty Hawkshaw

At a rave in 1990, she was noticed by producers Ian Munro, Kevin Dodds and Nigel Walton, who at the time were known as A.S.K., an offshoot of The Spiral Tribe, who at the time was signed to MCA Records UK and had released a single called ``Dream``, when she was invited to appear on stage as their dancer. It was through this meeting that they would form a dance act called Opus III. Their first single, a cover version of the song ``It's a Fine Day`` from their debut album Mind Fruit, was an international success and Top 10 hit on UK Singles Chart, and reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1992. A reversed sample of Hawkshaw's singing from this track was used in the Orbital track ``Halcyon``, the music video for which featured Hawkshaw. Opus III also had another US number 1 hit on the same chart in 1994 with ``When You Made the Mountain``, from their second and final album, Guru Mother.

Antoinette Roberson

MORE THAN 20,000,000 ALBUMS SOLD, the multi-talented and accredited Antoinette Roberson is the epitome of a well-rounded musical entity.
Antoinette, a mega-producer, prolific songwriter and phenomenal singer that has been praised by Luther Vandross as being one of the most extraordinary talents of her generation. Further, she was titled as the number ``eight`` songwriter in the world by Billboard Magazine. “Antoinette is a triple threat! She’s the truth,” said the legendary Gerald Levert. Antoinette has performed with international artists such as Cher, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, D’Angelo, Dr. Dre, Maxwell, Earth Wind and Fire, Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert, Shannon, Busta Rhymes, Janet Jackson, Paula Cole etc.

Amber Dirks

Amber has worked with several hit-making producers including Richard Shear, and Nick Trevesick.

Her considerable vocal skills impressed producers and remix masters R.K. Jackson and Marcus Schulz, who eagerly recruited AMBER as the vocalist on the Plastik Records release ``Do You Want Me``.

AMBER has provided backing vocals for an array of notable entertainers including Roberta Flack, KC & The Sunshine Band and A&M recording artist Malaika.

As a Guest Vocalist of the classic group Sister Sledge, Amber has traveled extensively in the US and abroad.

Amber has also appeared on BET, VH1 and has sung the National Anthem at numerous major televised sporting events. Her exotic blend of talent and beauty won her a spot as a former Miss Black USA finalist representing the state of Arizona.

Amuka

Amuka is the stage name used by singer/songwriter Sheila Brody Kelly. Originally from Detroit, she was discovered by The Godfather of Funk, George Clinton.

Following her musical destiny, she developed the persona Blackwood, where she went on to have the number one dance album, beating out Madonna with her smash hit ``Peace`` from the album entitled ``Friday Night``. She then became known as Amuka, and released her 2003 anthem, ``Appreciate Me`` a hit that marked her with the number 1 song for the Top 200 Dance Songs of the year. Her second single as Amuka is ``U Ain't That Good`` which charted up to the number 3 position on Billboard.

She released another huge song entitled ``I Want More`` that also went number 1 on the Billboard Dance charts. Amuka then signed a Recording Contract with Ultra Records for her radio smash hit ``Craving.``

Gary Watts (Nature of Wires)

Nature of Wires is the solo project of UK based Gary Watts. NoW has developed a burgeoning reputation for delivering quality remixes since 2015, with an instantly recognizable, dark-edged electronic sound. Notable remixes to date have been created for Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic, Fuzzbox, Kirsty Hawkshaw, Leaether Strip, Massive Ego, Vogon Poetry and many, many more. Nature of Wires is currently collaborating with the fantastic UK vocalist/songwriter Lady B. Since December 2018, they have written and recorded 15 tracks, which will be released during the course of 2020 on Sobel Nation Records. Their first dance track on the label has an original mix by Grammy Nominee StoneBridge. 'Try' will be released in 2020.

Lady B (Nature of Wires)

Lady B is an independent, powerful UK vocal artist and the charismatic frontwoman in the current collaboration with Nature of Wires. Growing up with an eclectic taste in music, she has a strong and unusual tonal quality and has been compared to Sia by some in the music industry. Her live work and collaborative writing with the brains behind Nature of Wires, Gary Watts, has been instrumental in the recent success of NoW. Within a year together, NoW founder Gary Watts and Lady B now have created an armory of cleverly written and hook-orientated material, which will be slowly released next year, with the assistance of Sobel Promotions, in the USA and Europe. 2020 will be the launching of “Nature of Wires ft Lady B” into the dance scene, backed by an influential grammy-nominated StoneBridge on Sobel Nation Records.

Fawn

Fawn® is an award-winning ASCAP singer, songwriter, composer & recording artist whose song “Wish U love” went to #6 on the Billboard Dance Charts alongside Lady Ga Ga , Mariah Carey & Janet Jackson. The music video was top 10 on MTV's LOGO Channel for 5 months & 2nd only to Madonna in sales. Written & Performed by Fawn & produced by Chad Jack & Tim Letteer, the song charted at #5 on the Billboard Break out charts, made #142 for the Top 200 Hit Dance Songs. “Where Has Your Love Gone” & “Solitude” both written & performed by Fawn & produced by Digital Sixable made the Top 10 EDM chill out charts in 2016.

Fawn won two 2009 JPF Music awards for Best Dance Album “Body Soul and Mind” & Best Dance Single for “Wish U Love.” She was nominated for Best Dance Single for the 2010 HMMA’s. Fawn won the VH-1 Save The Music Song Of The Year award for “Into The Light” (2011), “Miami” (2016) & “Christmas Time” (2016) Fawn won The 2013 EOTM Award for Artist Of The Year, was nominated for Best Pop Music & Best Pop Song. Fawn won the Great American Song Competition for “Ghoulish Ghosts”(2018) & “Monster House”(2019). Fawn currently has 7 song nominations & 2 album nominations this year for the JPF Music awards airing in November.
A Berklee College of Music Alumni, Fawn has worked with numerous Grammy winners & her voice, songs & compositions can be heard in commercials, jingles, film & TV projects all over the world. She is also a published book author. You can find her on Armada, Silk Sofa, Proton, Hades and Stonedef Records.

Pollo Del Mar

A staple in the Bay Area LGBT and drag scene, Pollo Del Mar has been wreaking havoc since 2006. She made San Francisco drag history a year later, becoming the only performer to ever win the Trannyshack Star Search competition and Miss Trannyshack Pageant back-to-back.

An accomplished talent with national appeal, Pollo has shared the stage with Katy Perry, Iggy Azaelia, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Jessica Alba, Wendy Wiliams, Robyn, Ross Mathews and more -- and once opened for Britney Spears on 'Good Morning America.' She has performed throughout California, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona, Florida, Arkansas, and the Big Apple. As an emcee, Pollo has headlined Pride events across Northern California and twice produced Pride Night at California's Great America.

Named ``The (Drag) Queen of All Media`` by The Huffington Post, Pollo Del Mar is a Bay Area celebutante, emcee, GLOSS Magazine celebrity journalist, activist, and recording artist.

Carly Ozard

A citizen of the world, Carly travels, and writes songs based on her experiences. From Burning Man to Bali, her songs inform her listeners that transcendence and acceptance worldwide is the message. EDM, Punjabi Mantras, and LGBTQ Anthems are just the beginning of her trek into solo artistry. Ozard trained at Stella Adler, with a background in Musical Theater and Operetta, she has used these tools to find her original sound, while continuously navigating theater and nightclub opportunities. Most recently, she played Magenta in the Rocky Horror Show in Fire Island, was Killer Queen in 54 Below sings We Will Rock You and has sold out solo shows at The Friars Club, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Puerto Vallarta and Palm Springs. She is a beloved MTA Busker with Music Under New York. Carly will be making her Lincoln Center Debut in September, 2019.

Spin Sista

Born, raised and resides in Dallas Texas, Spin Sista started DJing 19 years ago and remixed for the last 10.Primarily mixing in house, tropical house, with EDM and melodic techno.Spin wrote his first original song with Fiddy Wu ``I Gotta Know`` which hit the North American Dance Charts. He has also released several tracks with Amber Dirks released on Sobel Nation Records.Spin has also been chosen to be the official producer for Glenn Soukesian, Kirsty Hawkshaw, East 17, Amber Dirks, Steve Etherington, The Rubettes ft. John, Mick, and Steve, Fuzzbox, Antoinette Roberson, and Pollo Del Mar.He also has charted on Billboard with songs from Lee Dagger, Jade Starling, Tony Moran, KC & The Sunshine Band, and Nile Rodgers, and others.

Joe Mannetti

Joe Mannetti is an actor and activist. He won several Bear titles while living in California including Mr. Southern California Cub 2006, Mr. Long Beach Pride Bear/Cub 2008, Mr. Los Angeles Bear 2008, Mr. Southern California Bear 2008, and Mr. International Daddy Bear 2009 at one of the last IBR events held in San Francisco, CA. His contest appearances led to Bear photographers seeking him to pose for several pin-up galleries on websites and in magazines. Joe used the spotlight to promote fundraising for HIV/AIDS support services, organizations that help LGBTQ youth, outreach and improved services for Transgender people, and addiction recovery for individuals challenged by crystal meth addiction. He also continues to pursue acting roles in low-budget independent films. Joe has had featured roles in several movies. His other work includes being a certified HIV Testing Counselor, a Health Educator, Public Speaker on LGBT related issues and homophobia, a Mental Health Counselor, and an anti-bullying spokesperson and blogger.