Reliant Talent Partners Steve Lassiter, Heath Baumhor and Matt McGuire have announced the addition of five agents. Recently added to the Reliant Talent team are Ross Brandes, Jordan Burger, Kevin Castleman, Brooke Ivey and Ben Mench-Thurlow.
“With our continued growth, Reliant Talent continues to embrace the future and young executives, ushering in five remarkable agents who will further shape Reliant’s legacy in live music and the entertainment industry,” shares Lassiter.
Brandes, a seasoned music industry agent with 12 years of experience, joins Reliant Talent with an impressive track record of working with renowned artists such as Ludacris, Nelly, T.I. and Flo Rida. Brandes can be reached at [email protected].
Burger, a veteran of the music industry with over two decades of experience, will represent the Reliant roster for festivals. He brings with him a roster that includes Grammy nominees Southern Avenue, touring veterans Carbon Leaf and Red Wanting Blue and American Idol champion Kris Allen. Burger can be reached at [email protected].
Castleman takes the lead in the Christian Music department at Reliant Talent Agency, leveraging his nearly 20 years of industry experience. His expertise in developing young talent in clubs and theaters has earned him a roster of impressive clients, including Chris Renzema and Jordy Searcy as well as comedians Dustin Nickerson and Jonnie W. Castleman can be reached at [email protected].
Ivey is the newly appointed agent for corporate and special events at Reliant Talent. Boasting an impressive career spanning LeoEvents and APA in Nashville, Ivey has an extensive track record of successfully booking versatile artists, ranging from celebrity musicians and comedians to inspirational speakers. Notably, she achieved a historic milestone as the first female agent promoted from within APA’s Nashville Office. Ivey can be reached at [email protected].
Mench-Thurlow, a Berklee College of Music graduate, joins Reliant Talent Agency with 15 years of industry expertise. He is armed with a diverse roster of rock and special attractions, including Hawthorne Heights, Anberlin, Emo Orchestra and Is For Lovers Festivals. Mench-Thurlow can be reached at [email protected].
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