formerly THE HORNIMINT ALL-STARS TALENT AGENCY

THE HORNIMINT COMPANY

Threadbone Artists' Management

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HISTORY

The Hornimint All-Stars Talent Agency was founded in 1948 with the aim of finding gainful employment for all those former "entertainers" whose careers had been so cruelly interrupted - and in some cases undeservedly advanced - by the War.  The original roster comprised "talent" new to the general public as well as a number of stars whose pre-War careers had taken them - far too often - to music halls and other palaces of entertainment the length and breadth of Dorset.  Variety acts stood alongside crooners, semi-serious actors and artists trained in the classical tradition.  Conductor and composer Addinsell Threradbone was an early recruit and a longtime client, bringing to the enterprise a stature and a kudos commensurate with his own reputation.

 

From that shaky start, the addition of other individuals of varying gifts, experience and quality, added a measure of lustre to the enterprise; to the extent that the Sydling St Nicholas Sun could declare in its Christmas Entertainment Special Supplement of December 1962 that "The Hornimint All-Stars Talent Agency stands chief amongst those organisations managing, inexplicably, to find round holes into which to shoehorn the square pegs on its not inconsiderable, but far from top-notch "available for immediate hire" roster.

Subject to re-organisation, renaming and rebranding in 1972, the agency morphed into Threadbone Artists' Management, a combination of the original agency and the emerging-talent specialists bureau Threadbone Managed Entertainment.  By "cornering the market" in this way and creating a virtual monopoly of Dorset entertainers, the merger enlarged [but did not necessarily strengthen] the overall pool of available talent for hire, simplified the booking system and reduced flexibility for impresarios and venue managers, whilst hugely increasing agent fees across the industry.

Today Threadbone Artists' Management under the inspired direction of Mrs Amanda J Threadbone, is considered Dorset's premiere artists' management company.  It is the recipient of numerous awards including - serially between 1972 and 2020 - the Amanda J Threadbone Award for Best Artist Management Company.

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Chief amongst the two companies managed talent were/are:

 

 

Pre 1965

Popular Singers, Chanteuses and Vocalists

Edmund Hockpiece [Singer] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Tommy Vaughan [Pianist] PRESS NOTE  [HERE]

Hank Pratt and the Tits [Group] PRESS NOTE HERE]

The Unfortunate Sisters [Singing Troupe] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Santiago della Compost-Heape [Singer] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Dance Bands and Ensembles

Ferguson Thrupiece and His Cafe Orchestra [Dance Band Orchestra]

Fernando Mediantepiezza and his Latin Rhythm  [Dance Band Orchestra] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Otis "Buddy" Wail and the Paul Washboard Big Band  [Dance Band Orchestra] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Bert Kamembërt  [Dance Band Orchestra] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

The Horst Jankeowski Quartet [Jazz Ensemble] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Composers

Addinsell Threadbone [Composer] PRESS NOTE HERE; TPO DIGITAL CONCERT HALL SAMPLE [HERE]

Vladimmir Dmitri Probonovich [Composer] [PRESS NOTE HERE], TPO DIGITAL CONCERT HALL SAMPLE [HERE]

Eric Fishwick [Composer] [PRESS NOTE HERE]; Brief Biography [HERE]

Thurston Crapcheek [Composer] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Variety Acts

Sidd Sodd [Comedian] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Bob "Mr Soapy" Wigglesworth [Children's Entertainer] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

The Cheekie Brothers [Novelty Act] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

The Great Thupini [Magician] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Post 1965

Popular Artists:

 

The Harry Styles Skifflemen [Group]

Frank Ifield-Pretty [Singer] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Ziggy and the Belle Ends [Group][PRESS NOTE HERE]

Ziggy and the Snowflakes [Group] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Ziggy and the Boners [Group] PRESS NOTES [HERE] [HERE] [HERE]

Ziggy [solo artist] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Nigel Fitzallan-Montealegre (aka "Shitrag") [Rhythm Guitarist] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Clifford Richbone PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Unpopular Artists

The Doris Slocombe Washboard Trio [Tea Dance Troupe] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Balcombe Girl Guides Ukelele Duo [Novelty Duo] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Gladys Bellowes [Piano Accordion] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Mildred Drone [Recorder] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Classical Artistes

Roger Lloyd Webbing [Composer] INFORMATION [HERE]

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webpage [Composer] INFORMATION [HERE]

Irina Legova [Conductor] PRESS NOTES [HERE] [HERE], TPO DIGITAL CONCERT HALL SAMPLE [HERE]

The Thrupiece Philharmonic Orchestra [Orchestra] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Maestro Såphpäar O'Hands [Conductor] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Katarina Jenkinssonnsonn [Singer] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Leslee Garrotte [Singer]  PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Alfonso Boe [Singer] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Paolo Potto [Singer] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Charlotte Chiesa [Singer] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Rouselle Whats'on [Singer] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Onalee Won-Stingtoomabo [violinist] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Beau String [Violaist] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Fürste Deske [Violinist] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

Ivory Tinkler [Pianoforte Wizard] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

East Creech Singers [TPO DIGITAL CONCERT HALL NOTICE [HERE]

The Nettlecombe Singers with Peter Per Verse [Choir] CONCERT NOTICE [HERE]

International Division:

Françine Ardèlie [Chanteuse] PRESS NOTE [HERE]

 

All artists [provided they are living and contactable] are under Exclusive Contract and can be booked via the Agency only: email: info@tam.com

Recordings available on the Hornimint, Hornimint Classics and Hornimint Nostalgia labels and generally purchasable via the orinoco store 

PLEASE NOTE SOME PERFORMANCES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE VIA THE TPO DIGITAL CONCERT HALL [HERE]

Ziggy
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Ziggy 2
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Ziggy 1
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Ziggy best
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Mediantepieza 1
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Mediantepieza 2
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Edna Radio Modern
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Ziggy 5 copy
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Devonian in Dorset CD
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New Year
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Adinsell Threadbone Symphony No 1
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Threadbone Ocarina
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Ocarina
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A Dorset Romance
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Threadbone: String Quartets
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A Dorset Christmas
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Hornimint Christmas
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Threadbone Requiem
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Legova Film Music
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Legova CD II
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Legova CD III
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Legova CD
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Legova Piano Solo
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Fishwick
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Shostabonich
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Brave New World Symphony
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