Anger Management celebrates 17 successful years in business this November. Founded and managed by George Allen, Anger Management has gone from strength to strength
over a relatively short period of time, amassing an enviable client list and reputation for excellence in all areas of artist and tour management.
George started his journey as studio engineer and then manager of Koh–san Studios from 1995 -1997, based in Bath, UK. 1998 – 2000 saw George manage the opening of Arc, a £1m state-of-the-art recording studio housing a Neve V3 with residential facilities. Among others, George worked as assistant engineer on the Mercury nominated, ‘Holes in the Wall’ album by The Electric Soft Parade as well as Tom McRae’s debut album with acclaimed producer Chris Hughes. Other high profile clients included Depeche Mode, Paul Oakenfold,
The Stranglers and You Am I.
"I can unreservedly recommend George for his thorough professionalism and expertise. George handles his job with vigor and an attention to detail that has thoroughly impressed me, and compares extremely favourably to his competitors.” Stephen Budd – SBM Management.
George left Arc Studios in 2001 to launch his own company , touring with Van Morrison as a keyboard tech throughout 2001/2: “I learnt the grass roots of teching first before stepping up to TM work, and started doing small UK and European tours with bands I knew from the studio days.’’ In 2004, George began managing The Mission, re-building the brand so successfully that in 2008 The Mission played four consecutive nights at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London to sell-out crowds. The band have since grown exponentially and had thier first top forty album in 2016 on George's label he set up with Wayne Hussey.
"I don't just trust George with my business I trust him with my life. No problem is really ever a problem with George around. As well as ensuring a smooth
running operation and dealing with sometimes sticky promoters, George is also the resident court jester who keeps spirits high amongst highly strung musicians and bickering crews. Love
him.’’ Wayne Hussey - The Mission
Over the last seven years, Anger Management has tour-managed hugely successful acts such as Clean Bandit, Jessie Ware, The Mission, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Magic Numbers, Marina and the Diamonds, and Jimmy Webb, to name but a few.
Grammy award winning songwriter Jimmy Webb, Chairman and CEO of the National Songwriters Hall Of Fame, sums up George’s dedication to excellence, the ethos
behind Anger Managements' continuing success story:
"I have worked with George Allen for years. He is well known to me and my five sons the Webb Brothers. He is a seasoned tour manager with a deferential and easy going manner. This hides a steely determination in dealing with venues, promoters and other industry trouble spots. On the road he is a hard-driver and puts the show first. He will not hesitate to inconvenience himself for the show or whatever other business is at hand." Jimmy L. Webb