About us

To Be Heard Booking is an independent booking agency based in the Triangle region of NC, specializing in DIY touring and hometown market growth.

To Be Heard Booking was founded in late 2016 by friends and touring Triangle musicians Justin Ellis and Mark Connor after realizing that there was a unnerving lack of bands from their musically fertile area actively touring. With joint years of experience working at such local music venues as The Cat's Cradle, The Cave, Local 506, Slim's, Motorco Music Hall, and Ruby Deluxe, and touring the country in bands such as Happy Abandon, The Tomahawks, Clockwork Kids, SOON AD, The Color Exchange, Grohg, and many more, Justin and Mark have seen the Triangle independent music scene from all sides. Their mission? To get your music heard, and to help represent some of the best talent the Triangle has to offer all over NC and beyond.

Mark Connor

Mark Connor

Justin Ellis

Justin Ellis

 

What we do

  • Book tours all over the United States and parts of Canada.  So far, we have experience booking the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest.  We will begin booking tours of the West Coast and hopefully Europe by the end of 2017.
  • Facilitate performance opportunities at such networking events and festivals as SXSW, Hopscotch Music Festival, The NC State Fair, and many more.
  • Assist our artists with support opportunities for national touring acts.  Some artists our roster have supported included Future Islands, The Love Language, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Ben Sollee, Saintseneca, Rubblebucket, and many more.
  • Assisting regional touring bands with finding the most appropriate venue and local bands whenever they tour through North Carolina.