James Tones Joins Mother Artists As Agent In The U.K.

James Tones.
– James Tones.
The latest addition to the Mother Artists team.

Mother Artists, the new management company and live agency launched by siblings Mark Bent and Natasha Gregory (formerly Bent), announced their first hiring: James Tones, who previously booked artists at Paradigm Talent Agency.

Tones will work with Gregory on her roster, but also build his own roster to help grow the business of Mother Artists alongside the existing team, which includes the company’s founders as well as Lucy Bent (co-founder Mother Artists Management) and tour manager Liam Sexton.
Natasha Gregory describer Tones as “basically superman. Not only to us, but to our clients, his peers and all industry professionals. 
“He leads with kindness, empathy, extreme efficiency and a go get attitude. We have no doubt that James will be running the company within a year. Like all our team, he starts as an equal and we, and our clients are so lucky and excited to have him with us.”
Tones is looking forward to start the next chapter of his career as an agent at Mother Artists. 
“As a mentor, I am so grateful to Natasha for teaching me invaluable skills and for giving me opportunities to keep progressing over the past four years, but also to grow as a person and treat everyone with respect and kindness, and lead by example,” he said.
“Having worked with Natasha and Mark on IDLES, I have seen first-hand what they can achieve as a team. Mark has already built an incredible reputation for Mother Artists, so with Natasha joining on the live side, the sky’s the limit,” Tones continued.
And he concluded, “I’m looking forward to building my own roster as well as being able to continue working closely with Natasha and everyone at Mother Artists. Exciting times ahead!”
By Mark Bent and Natasha Gregory joining forces, Bent’s existing company Mother Artist Management expanded into the live booking side of the business, and therefore dropped the Management from its name.
Mother Artists management clients include IDLES, Heavy Lungs, AVAERA & Daffodils and newly signed Magazines. The agency side of the company works with, in alphabetical order, Alex Amor, Amy Macdonald, Benjamin Booker, Cate le Bon, CMAT, Darwin Deez, Do Nothing, Electric Guest, First Aid Kit, Foster The People, Gotye,  Heavy Lungs, IDLES, Kills Birds, Laura Misch, RY X, The Antlers, The Magic Gang, The Teskey Brothers, Thomas Headon, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Violet Skies and Westerman. More artists will be added going forward.