Fleming Opens Australia Office

U.S. booking agency Fleming Artists has set up its first office outside the United States –in Melbourne, Australia.

It will operate under veteran booker John Sinclair, who worked in Toronto for seven years in the ’70s at the Concept 376 agency.

As a manager who discovered acts including Goanna, Weddings Parties Anything and Jeff Lang, Sinclair more recently represented Jim Fleming’s roster downunder while working at Premier Artists booking agency.

Sinclair tells Pollstar that Melbourne is “going to be the next Brooklyn or Seattle,” with hundreds of little acts playing each week, and some beginning to sell out shows without media support.

One of Fleming Artists’ Australian signings, Graveyard Train, leaves July 12 for its first U.S./Canadian tour including the Vancouver Folk and Hillside Festivals.