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 excitement of discovering and witnessing a truly talented individual.
Upon graduating from Buffalo State College with a degree in Art Education, Ralph landed a teaching position with the Westbury, New York School District where he taught for a year. Realizing that music was his true passion, Ralph resigned his position to follow his heart and pursue a career in the music business.
Ralph’s real interest was in writing, recording and performing music. Ralph performed as a lead vocalist/guitarist in many bands, the most successful of which was a Beatles tribute band called The Mystery Tour, which performed extensively throughout the Northeast corridor in the early 80’s. At the same time, Ralph landed a position as an agent with a local talent agency. It is there that he met Bruce Smith, who was working there as an agent. Bruce actually managed The Mystery Tour and was instrumental in the band’s success. Ralph and Bruce both left the employ of that agency, eventually teamed up, and Omnipop was formed. Their partner Tom Ingegno joined them shortly thereafter. The three have been together ever since.