Norwich Artistes can proudly lay claim to be one of the UK’s longest and most established entertainment agencies.
The company was founded in 1967 and in its formative years it promoted and managed local bands together with introducing the likes of Jethro Tull, Stevie Winwood, Fleetwood Mac, The Who and Rod Stewart into the dance halls of East Anglia.
In 1974 the business was acquired by Brian Russell and David Clayton. From this time onwards, Norwich Artistes honed its skills and talents throughout the years of much change within live entertainment. Expansion into disco and cabaret took place and the company became a major player within the summer industry by booking large volumes of acts into the many holiday parks dotted along the East coast of England.
David Clayton departed in 1983 to pursue a broadcasting career with the BBC but Brian Russell continued to expand the business into other markets. Today Norwich Artistes is widely regarded as a leading and reliable provider of entertainment for every occasion. The company maintains a prominent role as booking agents and consultants for conference, banqueting and leisure within the hotel, holiday and private sector industries, together with numerous corporate activities throughout the United Kingdom and worldwide.
Brian Russell remains at the helm of Norwich Artistes and to this day he offers a knowledgeable and professional service that is second to none.
Norwich Artistes conducts its practice within “The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003”.
In 2014 Brian Russell was awarded a Fellowship of The Agents’ Association of Great Britain, the UK’s leading governing body within the entertainment industry.