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Tom Chauncy

Partisan Arts

Senior Agent / CEO / Founder

With a career spanning nearly 40 years, Tom Chauncey had been a musician, producer, promoter, and manager before eventually finding his calling as an agent. In the mid-80s he booked tours and helped develop the careers of legendary artists including John Lee Hooker, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, JJ Cale, The Neville Brothers and Ben Harper.  In 2001 he founded his own agency, Partisan Arts, focused on representing a limited number of career-oriented artists, booking many on a worldwide basis. Today the agency continues to thrive and has grown to become one of the most successful independent boutique agencies representing Jack Johnson, Ben Howard, Angelique Kidjo, Manu Chao, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Femi Kuti, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Grace Potter, Greensky Bluegrass, Galactic, Bombino, The Disco Biscuits, Connan Mockasin, Big Head Todd And The Monsters, Donavon Frankenreiter, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, to name a few…

For the past 18 years, Tom has represented Jack Johnson worldwide and served as the industry entry point to implement his many environmental initiatives. Beginning in 2003 greening measures were focused on offsetting the tour’s carbon footprint.  Later tours expanded efforts to reduce and recycle waste and plastics, and encourage venue greening backstage. On subsequent tours, front-of-house fan and concessions integration were added to develop and implement advanced recycling measures with a current focus to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics.

On Jack’s most recent 2017 to 2018 tour, single-use plastic straws were eliminated 100% at all headline shows. The tour eliminated the use of over 36,000 single-use plastic water bottles through the use of free filtered drinking water stations for fans at every show, 100,000 single-use plastic cups through the use of reusable pint programs across the tour and fans took over 100,000 actions to reduce their own environmental footprint and connect with local non-profit partners.