Who We Are
The TCB Group was set up in January 2005, by music industry executive Steven Howard.
It is a privately owned 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.
Before starting the TCB Group, Steven enjoyed a successful career in the music industry. Here are some
interesting, slightly random, semi-amusing and not to mention true facts that have sprinkled his colourful
career from around the world...
• Discovered and signed Daft Punk in Paris to their first world-wide music publishing deal
• Took Samantha Fox to Tokyo to sell over a million records
• Signed Manchester’s Stone Roses to their first major record deal
• Lunched with Al Green and Willie Mitchell in Memphis
• Recorded backing vocals with The Temptations and Four Tops in Las Vegas
• Produced Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny Devito for the “When The Going Get
Tough” video in Brixton
• Signed Womack & Womack
• Took Ronan Keating to Nashville to work with writers on his debut solo album
• Brought Cher, Russell Simons & Rick Rubin to Willesden, North West London
• Made records for Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Billy Ocean and The Backstreet Boys
If this has whetted your appetite, then please read on…
Steven Howard is the founder of the TCB Group, a multi-faceted, family-run 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.
During pandemic, The TCB Group, produced one of the most watched streamed events of 2021, which was a beautifully filmed version of Remembering The Oscars. The company also produced the first show that re-opened at the London Palladium, which was a ten day run of Here Come The Boys, starring Aljaz Škorjanec, Nadiya Bychkova, Pasha Kovalev, Graziano Di Prima and Karim Zerouai. This hit show will be touring the UK in June and July this year.
Prior to the pandemic, in 2019 productions included popular dance shows such as Aljaz and Janette’s Remembering The Movies, hit West End show Rip it Up the 60s (starring Aston Merrygold, Harry Judd, Jay McGuinness & Louis Smith) and Here Come The Boys (starring Aljaz Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez). Other recent productions have included two previous tours of Remembering Fred (2017 and 2018), again starring 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 Strictly Come Dancing’s Nadiya Bychkova, 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 and The TCB Group are currently developing brand new productions for later in 2022 and 2023.
Jamie was born and raised in London, growing up with the city’s music and skateboard scene. Jamie has worked at The TCB Group for a number of year fulfilling a wide variety of tasks including artist managent, A&R administrative duties, live tour set-up and management, digital music distribution, tour pre-production, instigating and running social media campaigns, conceiving and creating artist’s artwork and visuals, TV and interview artist organisation, co-ordinating tour programmes and merchandise, and assembling quarterly newsletters.
Past work before moving to TCB included working for artist management and a live booking agency This Is Now Agency, and as Studio Assistant at EMI Recording Studios, as well as a number of runner and intern roles on various projects and events.
Stylist Carol started out as a dancer and fashion model. This gave her a great insight into the styling world. She has been styling Darcey Bussell for Strictly Come Dancingand working with her for over 10 years, helping her at photoshoots and all her television appearances. Prior to this, Carol worked with other TCB Group artists, on CD cover shoots, fashion spreads and TV appearances.
It was at Strictly that she met with up and coming designer Francis Campbell. Their first live touring show collaboration was on Aljaz & Janette’s Remembering Fredshow. For the first time, they styled and designed the wardrobe for the entire cast as well as the lead artists.
“Whilst it was initially a daunting task, we soon realised that we shared complimentary skills and abilities. It was always our joint intention to raise the bar with regards to costume & wardrobe for these shows”. Whilst Francis had a flair for the actual design work, Carol was able to bring her artistic eye and flair to the overall styling look for the wardrobe needs for the whole production. Since then they have styled Remembering Fred in 2017 & 2018, Natalie Lowe’s Dream Lovershow for P&O Cruises, both Rip it Up tours, Remembering the Movies, Here Come The Boys and London’s West End show Rip it Up the 60s.
Starting as a runner and crew assistant on tour in 2018, Joe is now involved in the setting up of the touring dance shows produced by TCB Group. Whilst on the road he is the Cast manager and main point of contact for the cast and the Production office.
He has also worked as an Audience Runner at the BBC studios in Elstree, namely for the live shows of Strictly Come Dancing.
Ryan was born and raised in London, studying film and photography for 5 years before deciding to take it up full time. Through developing a large following on Instagram and creating a name for himself, he has gone on to photograph campaigns for some of the worlds biggest brands including Bose, Starbucks, Huawei and Sony.
He has also directed various commercials for Wella Hair, including 2018’s Shockwaves campaign which aired on TV in Europe. Other clients include Dorothy Perkins, Universal Music, Nokia, M&S Saatchi and ITV.
Other non TCB Group clients in the entertainment sector that Ryan has worked with include singers Rebecca Ferguson and Elaine Page, West End shows Sleepless In Seattle and Big and branding campaigns featuring Stacey Solomon (Cow & Gate), Binky Felsted (Snack a Jacks), Keeley Hawes (Clarks Shoes) and travel company TUI.