Chris Berardo Signs with TKO Booking

Roots rock veteran CHRIS BERARDO has signed with international booking agency TKO for live performance and concert appearances worldwide. TKO agent/partner Steve Schenck will serve as the lead agent for Berardo, who recently returned stronger than ever with his successful 2020 single “Somewhere Blue" and a 2021 cover of Badfinger’s classic hit “Baby Blue” on its 50th Anniversary. Berardo is readying an imminent fourth album Wilder All The Time (produced by David Abeyta of Reckless Kelly) which will be released in 2022.

“I am really excited to be working with Steve Schenke and to be a part of the amazing stable of TKO artists," says Berardo about being included in an impressive roster of artists that includes Bachman Turner, The Robin Zander Band, Billy Squire, Blue Oyster Cult and Uriah Heap amongst others. "Their reputation and track record make me proud to be affiliated, and I can’t wait to get out there and spread some joy around!”

"We first encountered Chris when we had him on as support for Dickey Betts. We’re excited to now be a part of Team CB!" added Schenck.

Known for his innate showmanship and skilled performances fronting his 6 piece band (as well as his three-piece acoustic shows), Berardo’s compositions continue to channel the iconic AM radio Southern rock and country influences of his youth in Westchester County, NY – the likes of Neil Young, The Eagles, the Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Poco, and The Doobie Brothers. Honing his craft alongside the legendary Four Seasons tunesmith Bob Crewe and a thousand beer-stained stages, rock clubs, and theaters the Connecticut-based singer-songwriter offers refreshingly unfiltered timeless performances.


“I knew the crowd was always ready for us whenever Chris Berardo opened for us," said Dickey Betts (founding member and primary songwriter for The Allman Brothers/Dickey Betts & Great Southern) when speaking about Chris’ live show.

David Spero, Principal of David Spero Management and Partner at Management Plus, enthuses, "Every time I hear something new from Chris Berardo, I’m amazed at the timeless production and the sincerity of his music. And that only begins to describe his live performances. You will all find out what a national treasure he is!"

“We are so excited to be working with Steve Schenck and TKO on Chris’ touring, having worked with Steve on many of our Management Plus artists like Patty Smyth, Jesse Colin Young, and Dickey Betts, who Chris opened for countless times,” added Ann Henningsen, Principal/Owner of 3Sixty, Inc. and Partner at Management Plus.

TKO is one of the music industry’s premier boutique booking agencies. Boasting a diverse roster of more than 75 artists, the agency is home to some of the biggest names and best-emerging talent in music, including acts in rock, metal, and alternative. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and London, TKO has a worldwide reputation for identifying and developing talent, working hands-on with artists, management, and labels, and carving career paths that are unique to the individual.


Sept 21  The Warehouse (Amityville, NY)
               w/ Savoy Brown
Sept. 29 - Crossroads (Fredericksburg, TX)
Sept. 30 - The Saxon Pub (Austin, TX)
Oct. 1 - Sam’s Burger Joint (San Antonio, TX)
w/ Reckless Kelly
Oct. 2 - Devil’s Backbone (Fischer, TX)
October 3 -  Southside Preservation Hall (Fort Worth, TX)
October 20 - The Cutting Room (New York, NY)All dates subject to change due to Covid-19, please check website for updates