Our Mission AllGood Entertainment, Inc. ("AllGood") is a promoter of live concert events which feature international acts ranging in ethnic diversity from rock acts, adult contemporary artists and comedians to Latin, R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton and Old School artists. We are dedicated to providing artists with a competitive alternative in an industry dominated by giants, Live Nation and AEG. We intend to generate enough profit to build a fair return for our investors and to finance continued growth. We also maintain a friendly, fair and creative work environment, that respects diversity, new ideas and hard work. Company Summary AllGood Entertainment, Inc. which started in Morristown, NJ in 2002, was founded as a promoter of live concert events. It is privately held and is registered as a New Jersey S Corporation. The company is Dunn and Bradstreet Listed. Company Ownership AllGood Entertainment, Inc. is a privately-held S Corporation owned in majority by its founder and managing partner, Patrick Allocco. There are currently no other investors. There is a Founders Committee which consists of Ren Grevatt, our public relations consultant, Frank Barnes, Barry Cohen, a marketing and advertising consultant and former Ernst & Young accountant, Jon Trumbull . No member of the Founders Committee has ownership in the company, but all are active participants in management decisions. Management Summary Patrick Allocco (President/CEO)received his BA from Mount Saint Mary's College in Emmitsburg, MD with a triple major in Political Science, Sociology and Classical Languages. After serving as Special Assistant to the Governor, (Governor Kean, New Jersey), Liaison to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and Liaison to the Casino Control Commission, Mr. Allocco founded AmCap Entertainment, Inc, a concert promotion company which would eventually inspire AllGood Tickets and its successor corporation, AllGood Entertainment, Inc. He has been politically active in two US presidential races, one US Senate campaign, three US Congressional campaigns, one gubernatorial race and more than a dozen local political races. In November, 2002, Mr. Allocco founded the company. Aftab Malik (President, Asia Pacific) is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is our point man spearheading AllGood Entertainment's business development initiatives in the Middle East and South Asia. Aftab has 27 years international business experience in senior management positions in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Prior to leaving Warner Lambert in 1996, he was President of Asia Pacific Region based in Hong Kong responsible for Warner Lambert's overall manufacturing and business operations in 10 countries including China and India.
In 1997 Aftab joined one of the leading UAE based multi national, Al Futtaim Company as Group President for Trading and New Business Development. He was a member of the corporate executive board and had opportunity of interacting with major business groups and the ruling hierarchy in the UAE and in other Gulf states. During the past ten years, Aftab has developed extensive contacts at corporate level of many multi national corporations in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.He also has good business relationship with Reliance and Horizon who are well known in entertainment and event management in India. These companies have so far concentrated on out sourcing Indian talent to Europe, North America and the Middle East. AllGood Entertainment is currently working with Mumbai based company representative for hosting several possible events during early 2008. Aftab is a person ideally suited for this role as in addition to English, he speaks Arabic and several languages of the Indo Pakistan subcontinent. Being a U.S. citizen, Aftab has lived in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Greece, Thailand, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.
Jon Trumbull, CPA (Chief Financial Officer) is a graduate of Villanova with more than 10 year associate at Ernst & Young specializing in start-up businesses and mergers and acquisitions. Ren Grevatt (Publicist) is a long-term occupant of a coveted spot in music, that of keen observer of the daily, weekly and annual comings and goings of the industry. He performed for 13 years at the start of his career as reporter, critic and finally associate editor of Billboard, the bible of the music business. He left Billboard to open his own public relations firm, mainly focusing on music-oriented clients, both corporate and personal, the latter including virtually a who's who of pop/rock royalty, ranging from the Rolling Stones to the Grateful Dead to Alice Cooper and beyond. Among his major relationships was a 25 year association as publicist/consultant to John Scher's Metropolitan Entertainment complex, the major concert promotion and talent management firm of the northeast.
Don Tretsky (Production Manager) is a 30 year industry veteran who has served as Production Manager, Event Coordinator, Lighting Designer, Technical Director, Stage Manager, Site Coordinator and Director of Operations to some of the most celebrated headliners and industry events in the world. A partial list of past clients include Eric Clapton, Madonna, Phil Collins, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffettt, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Patti Labelle, Cindy Lauper, Essence Awards, MTV Music Video Awards, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Bermuda Jazz Festival, San Juan Music Festival, The Fugees - MTV Welcome Home in Port Au Prince, Haiti, and many others that can be furnished upon request.
Steve "Biscuit Walker (National Tour Manager) Biscuit has been extensively involved in all aspects of the entertainment industry, including various products, and services for over twenty-nine years. As a youngster “Biscuit” began following his older brother, Ira around the Oakland, California music scene in the “60’s & 70’s” meeting music legends Sly Stone, and Bill Summers among many. Steve is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), among many other industry unions, and foundations. Steve has been featured in over four hundred articles, reports, and appearances worldwide. Steve’s career began in 1976 as a concert promoter. He promoted concerts for Marvin Gaye, Dennis Edwards, Felipe Wynn and Zapp. In the early eighties, Mr. Walker became a personal assistant to actor Ernest Thomas, “Raj” from the hit T.V. Series “What’s Happening”. Within a few years he progressed and became an artist management representative for Ready for the World, Toni! Tony!, Toni!, Billy Preston, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, and Felipe Wynn, formerly of the Spinners. In 1985, his clientele expanded to a new level. Steve worked as a management representative for the Artists Heller Agency, and worked with major groups like Easy E., N.W.A., J.J. Fad, and the LA Dream Team. At artist Heller Agency, he worked with founding manager Atron Gregory, and worked with Digital Underground. Within a short period of time their efforts paid off with Digital Undergrounds, “Humpty Dance” project that earned him yet another platinum album award. But it wasn’t until 1988 when Biscuit moved to New York to work for Maurice Starr, and Dick Scott Entertainment. At Dick Scott Entertainment he developed his managerial skills. At Dick Scott Entertainment he worked on the ground floor with many entertainment legends including New Kids On The Block, a super group that went on to gross over a Billion Dollars in less than five years, and Steve was there, every step of the way. Superstar artists also signed to Dick Scott Entertainment included Snap, Patti Austin, Tiffany, and James Ingram. In 1990, he Founded Biscuit Productions and was signed to Columbia Records as an artist. He released a second CD on AVC/Ichibon Records in 1992. Both albums had resounding world-wide success. Within a few years he formed Rhythmic Temple Entertainment, a management and consulting company that offers services to independent, and start-up management and/or production companies. In 1993, he was approached by long time friend Johnny Wright (Wright also worked at Dick Scott Entertainment). Wright had just formed the Backstreet Boys with Lou Pearlman and Steve was hired as a consultant of Transcontinental Records, WIRE, WEG, and Spectra Management companies who handled superstar acts like: Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Nick Carter (of Backstreet Boys), and Nick’s then nine year old brother & kid pop star Aaron Carter.
Steve has also managed Shawn Rivera of “AZ Yet”, and currently under his new entertainment company Freestyle, LLC., Steve consults several Los Angeles & New York based management companies, among many entertainment entities, recording artists, actors, and athlete clientele.
Barry Cohen(Advertising Director) co-founder and Managing Partner of Adlab Media Communications, LLC, began his advertising career 23 years ago at t a1,000 watt AM radio station. He has worked on both the media side and the ad agency side of the business. Mr. Cohen operated his own ad agency for three years, and served as a General Manager of a commercial radio station for a year. Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English cum laude from Kean University (1975), has addressed numerous Chambers of Commerce and civic groups, as well as business expo's and trade associations on the subject of effective advertising, and holds six creative awards. These include the Dynamic Graphics Foundation, the New Jersey Ad Club and the prestigious national Silver Microphone Awards. Listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, as well as Outstanding Young Americans and Lexington's Whose Who in Business, he has been employed at the flagship stations of both Park Communications and the Buckley Broadcasting Corporation. Focused on results, Mr. Cohen has numerous promotional successes to his credit, including a campaign for an auto dealer that sold 187 cars in 5 days; a one-week restaurant promotion that attracted 856 documented responses; a concert sell-out in two weeks; generation of 500 leads for a major cruise line, a two month campaign that achieved a 50% sales increase for a home improvement products manufacturer; garnering 1,458 leads for a nutritional supplement in one month; and takes credit for creating a horrendous rush-hour traffic jam at a highway furniture store. Mr. Cohen is the author of the acclaimed book, 10 Ways to Screw Up an Ad Campaign, (a Guide To Planning And Creating Advertising That Works). He has been profiled in Entrepreneur Magazine, "Radio Business Report," Radio Ink, and Radio and Records. His work has received high praises from Joe Connolly, Business Reporter, WCBS News Radio/New York and Wall Street Journal Radio Network, Ken and Daria Dolan, WOR Radio Network, Ray Hoffman, Business Week magazine, Rieva Lesonsky, Editorial Director, Entrepreneur magazine and legendary TV personality, Joe Franklin. In 2003, Mr. Cohen was awarded the radio industries coveted Silver Microphone Award for his advertising campaign for James Brown in Asbury Park, NJ. In February 2004, Mr. Cohen was selected by the concert industry consortium, Pollstar, to present his workshop at the annual Pollstar Industry convention in Hollywood, California.