Huffam, Horne, Thomas To Form New Agency

Ian Huffam has left top London agency Helter Skelter to set up a new business with Martin Horne and Scott Thomas of Clear Channel’s International Talent Booking (ITB).

“I had 10 great years at Helter Skelter, but it’s time to face new challenges, stand on my own two feet and move on,” Huffam told Pollstar. “The support we’ve [presumably including Horne and Thomas] all had from our artists and promoters has been quite humbling.”

Three days before Christmas, Huffam – who was a Helter Skelter director and whose personal roster includes Robbie Williams, Moby, Blur, Erasure, The Beautiful South, and Nick Cave – informed the Sanctuary-owned company that he would be gone by the beginning of 2005.

He’s believed to be setting up a new agency called X-Ray Touring with Horne and Thomas. It’s expected to operate from offices in London’s Shoreditch.

Between them, Horne and Thomas represent a list of acts that includes Green Day, The Offspring, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Black Eyed Peas, and Outkast.

At press time, it wasn’t possible to get comments from Sanctuary, ITB or Helter Skelter managing director Emma Banks.