Raleigh, NC (May 11, 2017): The two largest entertainment companies in the greater Raleigh area, Deep South Entertainment and ECE (formerly EastCoast Entertainment) have joined forces to create a strategic partnership to handle the areas band booking, event management, and audio and lighting. This will create a singular one-stop shop for all things live music in the Triangle and beyond. Whether it’s wedding bands or audio and lights, this partnership will give the community the best of the best.
Whereas Deep South’s strength has always been event management, audio and lighting, ECE is known as the largest regional talent agency in the country and is the leading provider of wedding, corporate, and variety bands. Now, with one contact, you can get everything you need for your wedding or corporate event.
“When I was starting Deep South, I played in a cover band and ECE was my booking agency. I’ve always had the utmost respect for the company, but particularly Raleigh’s leader, Barry Herndon. He is truly one of the most honest and hardworking guys in the music business. We’ve always been dear friends so it’s exciting to finally be in business together,” said Dave Rose, President of Deep South Entertainment.
“It’s been a dream of mine to be able to work with Dave Rose. Having known each other since the early 90’s – I’ve always thought of him as one of the most hard working and honest people in our business. Our company is honored to align ourselves with a person of Dave’s character and reputation. He and his team have made Deep South Entertainment one of the most reputable entertainment agencies in the country and I couldn’t be more excited to join forces with them,” said Barry Herndon, Senior Managing Partner with ECE.
Deep South Entertainment produces some of the largest events in the region, including the North Carolina State Fair, Durham’s Art of Cool, Fayetteville’s Dogwood Festival, and Raleigh’s Y’all at Dix Park. ECE is the area’s largest booking agency representing over 125 exclusive bands and approximately 3,000 additional acts ranging from jazz to reggae, from pop to funk and everything in between. Their roster includes such Triangle favorites as Punch, Liquid Pleasure, Bantum Rooster, and many more.
About Deep South Entertainment
Deep South Entertainment is an artist and business management firm, concert production company, talent agency and live music venue with offices in Raleigh, NC and Nashville, TN. Founded in 1995 by college friends Dave Rose, Andy Martin, and Amy Cox, the company began as a record label, Deep South Records, with releases that included Five For Fighting, Butch Walker, Sister Hazel, SR-71, Far Too Jones, Athenaeum, and Marcy Playground with their #1 hit “Sex and Candy.” As an artist and business management firm Deep South has worked with Grammy-winning and Billboard-charting artists such as Bruce Hornsby, Little Feat, Parmalee, Vienna Teng, Stryper, Jason Michael Carroll, Marcy Playground, SR-71, Tres Chicas, LANco, Allison Moorer, The Warren Brothers, and more.
The company’s concert production division, based in Raleigh, is recognized for having produced or bought talent for some of North Carolina’s most notable events, including the NC State Fair, Oak City 7, Pickin’ in the Plaza, Raleigh Wide Open, The NC Governor’s Inaugural Ball, Out! Raleigh, Farm Fest, Downtown Live, Cuegrass, The Got To Be NC Ag Jam, Fayetteville After 5, Chapel Hill’s Live & Local, The Capital City Bike Fest, and many more. Deep South also owns and operates Deep South The Bar, a live music bar located in downtown Raleigh.
Deep South Entertainment
1115 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Forty years ago, two guys in Richmond, VA took a chance and started a company that promised to bring the very best entertainment to every client event. Specializing in college, club and private party bookings, Dennis Huber and Steve Thomas used their musical backgrounds to ensure that every client was matched with a band that would leave their guests raving.
Fast-forward forty years. ECE has grown into the largest, full-service entertainment agency in the country. Booking entertainment and producing custom events from not only coast-to-coast but around the globe, our company has flourished as a go-to source for creative entertainment.
We love what we do. Our passion for entertainment drives us to be the best in the industry. We can’t wait to share this passion with you.
8364 Six Forks Rd, suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27615