The Silverback Agency is a full service artist and talent agency offering artist services in management, booking, touring, artist development, publicity and media.
The agency was developed as the next phase in the evolution of Silverback Touring, the touring agency which was established in 2018 and has established itself, in a short time, as a serious player in rock touring in Australia. Whilst the music industry came to a screeching halt in 2020 thanks to Covid-19, the Silverback team accelerated their plans for a local talent agency.
The focus of the agency is its artists first and foremost. Whilst the traditional model of talent agencies continue to operate, the Silverback team believe that it is a new world we are now in where the role of an agent extends beyond simply booking shows for its artists. The agency is adaptable and multi layered.
Silverback’s Danny Bazzi elaborates, “the development of artists is paramount in this day and age. The roles of agents, managers and business managers cross over more today than they ever have. If we can offer our artists a team to get them up and running, put them in front of great audiences and, in the process, contribute to re-imagining the rock community in Australia and extend that into New Zealand, Asia and the rest of the world , then we are doing our job”.
The foundation Silverback roster includes a range of up and coming rock acts which sit comfortably side by side in the very wide and diverse lane that is hard rock and metal. The artists range from alt-metal, heavy blues through to straight up hard rock and glam.
In addition to the original artist roster, Silverback has also established a tribute arm to its roster of artists. On the topic of tribute acts, Bazzi says, “tribute acts are both loved and polarising at the same time. Some of these acts are amazing at what they do. Everyone loves nostalgia and we established our tribute roster to put these bands in front of new audiences, some on their first ever national tours, as well as into new territories. South East Asia is our first international stop for a number of these acts, a far reach from playing local pubs”.
If 2020 has taught us one thing, it is that the local music landscape is rapidly changing. It is time to bring some of our amazing local artists to the forefront.