Profile


Personal artiste management and theatre tour promotion go hand in hand at PERSONALITY ARTISTES LTD

PERSONALITY PROFILE

This company was originally initiated by legendry American producer, artiste manager and composer ‘Buck Ram’ in 1954 with artistes signed in the United States, including “The Platters”.
Jean Parkes an already very successful venue manager, promoter and show producer, along with Mal Ford the artiste manager and promoter with the Head Office in Blackpool UK and Associate Offices in Las Vegas USA (Personality Group Inc.) carry the heritage of Personality Artistes Ltd forward, giving worldwide personal representation to known artistes accompanied by worldwide tour promotions.

Jean Parkes
Our venue manager, promoter and show producer

Jean Parkes originates from Bradford, Yorkshire, UK and has contributed too many great theatre/stage offerings and venue

Management and Promotion. As a venue manager Jean was renown for turning the fortunes of the famous ‘St. Georges Halls/Theatre’s’ in Bradford to profit margins of £1 millions. Working with and booking artistes like Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Chuck Berry, Shirley Bassey, etc; etc: Jean joined major British theatre talent company ‘International Artistes Ltd’ in London/Manchester and this was followed by her involvement in production of such shows as ‘Oh What a Night’, ‘Buddy’ and personal management/booking of such artistes as Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown, Cannon and Ball and Joe Longthorne of whom she later along with Mal Ford were requested to personally manage. Jean Parkes along with Mal Ford established ‘Personality Artistes Ltd’ and toured artistes from the USA and visa versa including The Platters, Joe Longthorne MBE and others. Jean travelled world wide to ensure her artistes and tours were successful and that included Australia, South America, Germany plus the USA and of course UK. It was whilst having to be in Las Vegas for six weeks with the Joe Longthorne that Mal and Jean decided to get married in Vegas. As featured in his biography Joe Longthorne gave the bride away and the wedding was witnessed by about 400 British fans that flew over from the UK and all of the wonderful American friends/staff who helped organise the lot. Jean Parkes is also renowned for her work for charities. Having Parkinson’s herself she has initiated/produced many shows for her charities including Parkinson’s etc; raising thousands for these causes at various venues including the famous Blackpool Opera House. Jean is a committee member of the Queendeans Association Charity and The Variety Club of Great Britain Children’s Charity of who both donate goods and services to worthy causes.

Mal Ford
Artistes on three continents

Mal Ford originates from Birmingham, UK and is renowned for his initiative driven career in Show Business.  Initially a musician and entertainer in various bands (including his own) touring ( with Rolling Stones, Shirley Bassey, etc; etc;) in both UK & USA appearing on various TV shows (Thank Your Lucky Stars, Ready Steady Go, Palladium etc;) and leading on to Artiste Management, TV Production, Music Festival Organiser, Theatre/Tour Promoter and Entrepreneur. His companies in the UK, USA and Russia (Mal Ford Manex), Ireland have been staging shows and tours in UK, USA (including Las Vegas), Australia, South America and of course Europe for over 40 years.  Mal Ford’s reputation in Show Business is known for his ability to ensure artistes development, and being able to lead talented people into successful venturing of new levels in their careers including recording, direction, stage craft etc: Mal Ford and Jean Parkes established Personality Artistes Ltd/PAL Shows after meetings in Las Vegas with originator of Personality Artistes Group (USA) and associate of famous American Record Producer/Music Composer/Artiste Manager Buck Ram (see The Platters) Jean Bennett. Mal Ford is still known as a successful entertainer/musician extraordinaire by his peers and has raised thousands of pounds/dollars for charities including causes i.e. Parkinson’s, Men’s Cancer Causes etc; in his favourite seaside town ‘Blackpool’.

 

PERSONALITY ARTISTES LTD
Worldwide Headquarters
PO Box 1
Blackpool
Lancashire FY6 7WS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)1253 899988
Fax: +44(0)1253 899333
E-Mail: info@personalityartistes.com 

PERSONALITY ARTISTES LTD
USA Offices
1450 Comstock Drive
LAS VEGAS
Nevada 89106
USA.