Senior Agent / CEO / Founder, Partisan Arts
With a career spanning nearly 40 years, Tom Chauncey had been a musician, producer, promoter, and manager before eventually finding his calling as an agent. In the mid-80s he booked tours and helped develop the careers of legendary artists including John Lee Hooker, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, JJ Cale, The Neville Brothers and Ben Harper. In 2001 he founded his own agency, Partisan Arts, focused on representing a limited number of career-oriented artists, booking many on a worldwide basis. Today the agency continues to thrive and has grown to become one of the most successful independent boutique agencies representing Jack Johnson, Angelique Kidjo, Manu Chao, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Femi Kuti, Amadou & Mariam, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Grace Potter, Greensky Bluegrass, Galactic, Bombino, The Disco Biscuits, Big Head Todd And The Monsters, Donavon Frankenreiter, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, to name a few…
For the past 17 years, Tom has represented Jack Johnson worldwide and served as the industry entry point to implement his many environmental initiatives. Initially focused on offsetting each tour’s carbon footprint, those initiatives were later expanded to reduce and recycle waste and plastics, and encourage venue greening backstage. On subsequent tours, front-of-house fan and concessions integration were added to develop and implement advanced recycling measures with a current focus to reduce single-use plastics.