Bio - Jeff Todd – Booking Agent/Talent Buyer
1973 - Booked local and regional bands for dances at East
High School in Des Moines. Some of the groups I booked included West Minster,
Enoch Smokey and the Rumbles
In 1977 I founded The Fly By Night talent agency and booked
bands at Clubs, Colleges, and Festivals.
The clubs I booked included So’s Your Mother, the Timber Tap, Jollies,
Johnny’s and Brad’s 6 Ave. Saloon, The Broken Arrow and Blues On
Grand. Some of the artists I booked include The Little Red Rooster Band, Outfit,
Colt 45, Outpost, Hooper and Jones, Full Tilt and Kashmir.
1978 - Booked the talent exclusively for the Teen Town Stage
at the Iowa State Fair
1979 - Produced the first concert at Sec Taylor Stadium
featuring Luther Allison as the headliner.
1980 - 1981 - I sold advertising and wrote reviews for the Prairie
Sun, the only weekly Midwest music paper.
1980 - 1986 - Booked a 13 week series exclusively for Seniom
Sed sponsored by the Des Moines Jaycees. Some of those bands included The Buzz Band,
Split Decision, The West Des Moines Dixieland Band, Flipside and Full Tilt.
I produced, hosted and sold advertising for a weekly hour
long television program High Society featuring local, regional and national artists.
The show aired twice a week on Hawkeye Cable Channel 70. The talent included Dartanyan and
Marcia Brown, Outpost, The South Dallas County Crew Cut Cowboy Band, Wapsie
River, Grinderswitch, Cornell Hurd, Bo Ramsey and the Third Street Sliders, Luxury,
The Red Willow Band, The Mother Blues Band, The Law, Jonesin, Jackson and Crowson, Midnight
Sam, Johnny’s 8 Street Buzz Band, Zarla, The John Lewis Quartet featuring
Suzie Midget Tommy Tucker and Boot Hill.
The show was nominated for and ACE Award (Award For Cable Excellence) by the
National Cable Television Association in 1981.
1980 – 1981. I also produced and aired thirty minute interviews
featuring Chick Corea and Gail Moran, Duke Tumatoe, Luther Allison and Sid Wingfield, Vince Gill
and Mike Riley of Pure Prairie Leauge and Dave and Chris Brubeck.
1996 - to Present – I have continued to book Iowa Artist’s
in Kansas City and Topeka Kansas including Joe & Vicki Price, Rob Lumbard, Bob
Dorr and the Blue Band, Final Mix.
2005 - Present - I own and operate the J Todd Music Agency.