Omnipop was formed in 1983 as a personal appearance agency for
bands and comics when Bruce Smith teamed up with Ralph Asquino and
Tom Ingegno. The company quickly established itself as Long Island's
premier booking agency and became synonymous with the burgeoning
cover band market of the 80's. In 1990, under the direction of Bruce
Smith, they opened an office in Los Angeles and steadily built a
roster of theatrical talent that saw Omnipop emerge as a 'player'
in both Hollywood and New York.
||Barbara E. Klein
Barbara's previous work related experience includes broadcast
media buying at Wunderman, Ricotta & Kline (Y&R subsidiary),
a direct response agency, with clients including Time Inc.,
Sports Illustrated and Money Magazine. Her responsibilities
were negotiating & buying commercial time at television
stations across the country. She was the lead vocalist in various
New York bands & orchestras for decades (clubs, weddings,corporate
dates and sessions) while simultaneously working at Omnipop
for 19 years (started 1988) as a talent agent and loving every
moment of it! Barbara's overall philosophy: Never lose the excitment
of discovering and witnessing a truly talented individual.