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Artist Management & Entertainment Consultants

Whether it is a corporate sales meeting of 3,000 employees across 24 different time zones or an intimate party with 50 guests, TEI can deliver entertainment for any grand vision a client may desire. We know you have an agenda to keep with so many event factors on your plate. That is where TEI comes in to help lighten the load and take care of consulting / contract / rider negotiations / event advancement and all other entertainment related tasks so you can save time / money without compromise to excellent customer service.

TEI’s 45+ years of entertainment consulting experience has expanded to artist management and development. With offices in Southern California, Northern California and Las Vegas, President John D. McEntee has established TEI as a reputable resource for its client base / exclusive artists.



Management and Consulting

TEI specializes in artist management / entertainment consulting and has produced over 4,000 shows with hundreds of celebrity entertainers

Talent Procurement

TEI continuously produces / secures national headline artists and ancillary talent for Fortune 500 companies, charities, gaming resorts, fairs, festivals and private estates worldwide. A partial list of celebrities TEI has produced for events include:

Rock: Aerosmith, Journey, Lenny Kravitz, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Eagles

R&B: Earth Wind & Fire, Lionel Richie, Naughty By Nature, Flo Rida

Country: Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban

Comedy: Sebastian Maniscalco, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno 

Negotiation and Coordination

TEI is well versed in the negotiation of all aspects of artist contracts / riders as well as extensive advancement with clients to ensure proper coordination of all talent related event aspects

Onsite Support

One or more TEI staff members are always onsite for celebrity appearances to manage talent

Artist Management

In 2007, ventriloquist / impersonator Terry Fator blew America away on season 2 of America’s got talent. John McEntee, president of TEI, noticed terry’s talent and went on to produce Terry’s show where John negotiated the $100 million 5-year deal with a 5-year option with the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. At the time, it was the largest contract in Las Vegas history and terry still performs at the Mirage to this day.

Since 2017, John and the TEI management team  have signed season 12 AGT finalists Light Balance. Since being on the show, Light Balance has been touring for both public / private events worldwide and has expanded to a multimedia phenomenon.  

Management Roster

Kodi Lee

Winner of America’s Got Talent Season 14

Light Balance

Finalists of America’s Got Talent Season 12

Matt Mauser

Singer / Songwriter / Musician


Featuring Celebrity singers of Pop, Rock and R&B, with the Live 61 band

This show is nothing but the hits lead by multiple celebrity singers backed by ONE band, Live 61, for up to a 3-hour non-stop dance party. Celebrity lineups are customized by TEI based on a client’s entertainment budget and audience demographics.

Celebrity singers include, but are not limited to:

  • Art Alexakis, lead singer of Everclear
  • Chuck Negron, founding member and former lead singer of Three Dog Night
  • Coolio
  • Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean
  • Ed Roland, lead singer of Collective Soul
  • En Vogue
  • Eric Troyer, lead singer of ELO II
  • Grammy Award Winner Skip Martin of the Dazz Band & Veteran Lead Singer of Kool & The Gang
  • Jakob Dylan
  • John Elefante, former lead singer of Kansas
  • John Rzeznik, lead singer of Goo Goo Dolls
  • Mark McGrath, lead singer of Sugar Ray
  • Mickey Thomas & Stephanie Calvert of Starship
  • Mike Reno, lead singer of Loverboy
  • Natasha Bedingfield
  • Naughty By Nature
  • Pointer Sisters
  • Rick Derringer
  • Sugarhill Gang
  • Taylor Dayne
  • Terri Nunn, lead singer of Berlin
  • The Rembrandts
  • Thelma Houston
  • Tommy Tutone
  • Tone-Loc
  • Tony Orlando
  • Uncle Kracker
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Wally Palmar, lead singer of The Romantics

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John D. McEntee

John D. McEntee

President / Founder

TEI Entertainment President and Founder John D. McEntee has been on the vanguard of all music business trends since 1974. He has an innate sense of what's to come and has kept ahead of the curve throughout his 45+ year career. John produced Terry Fator and negotiated a 5-year, $100 million contract (with a 5-year option) for the America´s Got Talent season 2 winner who headlined in Las Vegas at the Mirage Resort and Casino performing 45 weeks a year from 2009 to 2020 in the Terry Fator theatre. True to his word in all matters, John McEntee strongly believes that his success comes from following simple principles. Do right, follow through and give back. A staunch supporter of local children's and human services organizations and neighborhood clerical institutions. McEntee and his wife Monica of over 40 years are respected members of their community. They have three children and are proud grandparents to their eight grandchildren.

TEI Headquarters

Thomas Kinmartin
Vice President
Julie Mele
Chief Financial Officer
Gary Thayer
Business Development
Lauren Mele

TEI North

Scott Thomas
TEI North President
Kelly Bundy
TEI North Account Executive

TEI Nashville

Scott Mason
TEI Nashville President

TEI Las Vegas

Steve Beyer
TEI Las Vegas President
Bruce Sampson
TEI Las Vegas Vice President
Shelley Neal

In The Community

The John D. McEntee Family & TEI Entertainment have produced and donated the celebrity and ancillary talent for the Saint Angela Merici Summerfest in Brea, CA for over 30 years.

We welcome you to visit the SummerFest Brea website at www.summerfestbrea.org

For over 30 years the McEntee Family has been providing Southern California homeless shelters with thousands of Halloween costumes for the children's trick or treating experience.

John D. McEntee has served as an advisor for the Special Olympics Orange County and closely works with St. Judes Hospital, CHOC, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Christ Cathedral.

The McEntee Family has sponsored students from Servite High School, Rosary Academy and St. Angela Merici schools as well as helped raised over $3,000,000 for tuition assistance.

Click Here to Read John's OC Register Article