The TCB Group was set up in January 2005, by music industry executive Steven Howard.
It is a privately owned, family run business, which specialises in the creation and development of content. Its range of activities include artist management, live show production, a record label, a music publishing company and an area with knowledge and expertise in music and brands solutions.
Whether it be conceptualizing and bringing to fruition a show (‘Rip it Up’,‘Remembering Fred’,‘Viva La Diva’ or ‘Here Come The Girls’), pulling all the parts together for an artist to make a new recording or most of all, realising the dreams and ambitions of one of the TCB Group’s own management clients or bringing a career opportunity to one of his artists tables… The TCB Group is the enabler and facilitator. “I firmly believe that without our input these things wouldn’t happen, but equally so, and thank goodness, without greater talents of truly creative people these things would not be successful.”
Most businesses focus on their mission. Many focus on their tagline as a way to define themselves. We at The TCB Group, think about ourselves from the vantage point of values. When it comes to our business, values are everything: values are the strategy, values are the process, values are the product, values are the brand, values are the company.
But along the way, we always Take Care of our client’s Business.
Steven Howard is the founder of the TCB Group, a multi-faceted entertainment company.
Set up in January 2005, as a global management company, which specialises in the creation and development of entertainment content. Activities include artist management and the conception and production of live shows.
Current productions include Strictly Come Dancing influenced shows Remembering The Movies (Aljaz Škorjanec & Janette Manrara), Rip it Up the 60s (Aston Merrygold, Harry Judd, Louis Smith) and Here Come The Boys (Aljaz Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez). Recent productions have included two tours of Remembering Fred (2017 and 2018), starring Strictly’s Aljaz & Janette, Rip It Up the 50’s (2017) starring Natalie Lowe, Jay McGuinness and Louis Smith. and the hit Edinburgh Festival acapella show Gobsmacked!
Other sell-out tours produced by The TCB Group, featuring their clients, include the highly successful ‘Viva La Diva’ show starring Darcey Bussell & Katherine Jenkins (2008), ‘Here Come The Girls’ starring Lulu, Anastacia, Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor and Heather Small, (2009) the sold out debut tour of Britain’s Got Talent winners, Diversity, called ‘Diversitoys’ (2010) and Steps- The Ultimate Tour (2012)
Artist’s represented by The TCB Group include, British icons Lulu and Dame Darcey Bussell. Also currently represented are Tunde (the voice of Lighthouse Family), acapella and Naked Choir winners Sons of Pitches. The TCB Group has also managed the careers of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, Gabrielle, Steps, and guided the career for street-dance act Diversity, after they won 2009’s Britain’s Got Talent. In 2011 The TCB Group set up a joint venture record label with EMI. The two signings to this were the iconic Twiggy and the legendary Sir Bruce Forsyth.
Prior to setting up The TCB Group, Steven Howard enjoyed a very successful 26 year career with the Zomba Group, where he was a founding Director. He oversaw the music publishing division, which signed and developed acts such as The Stone Roses, Daft Punk, Def Leppard, The Beat, The Thompson Twins, Iron Maiden, The Stray Cats, The Boomtown Rats, Billy Ocean, A Flock of Seagulls and Womack and Womack. He was also Managing Director of Jive Records, who enjoyed global successes with Billy Ocean, Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys and Justin Timberlake as well as many others.
Other song-writers and record producers that he worked closely with included Mutt Lange, (Shania Twain, The Cars, Foreigner, Def Leppard, Bryan Adams), Max Martin, responsible for all the hits by Britney Spears and The Backstreet Boys, Stephen Lipson (Annie Lennox, Will Young), Mark Hill (Craig David), Rollo (Dido, Faithless), and Steve Power (Robbie Williams).
Steven Howard has also been instrumental in the success of several major fundraising events. All of these were his ideas from their inception. They have collectively raised just under £1 million for various children’s charities. They have consisted of auctions of memorabilia from the world’s of Music, Fashion, Animation, the Toy industry and the Design world. They have all had the patronage of Her Majesty The Queen, and former Prime Minister, Tony Blair. His most recent event involved selling 20 unique celebrity experiences. This fundraising has broadened his contacts, and given him access to senior figures in the worlds of business and politics. He is also a Committee member of the main music industry charity Nordoff Robins as well as a long-standing fund-raiser for Norwood.