Grammy award-winning music producer Cliff Brown has become a “go-to” name in Central Florida for the entertainment industry. As a music producer, he has cut platinum and gold selling records for artists such as Usher, 112, Keyshia Cole, G-Unit, Buddy Guy, and more. The signing of a publishing deal with Warner Chappell led him to win a Grammy for R&B Album of the year on Mary J. Blige’s “The Breakthrough” album. Cliff has also been blessed to have directed and worked with many bands such as FAMU Marching Band, reggae legends such as Yellowman, and to have produced for the Christian powerhouse label “Reach Records.”
As a world-class DJ and artist Cliff has shared the bill with Usher, Maroon 5, and the Black Keys, as well as fronting numerous bands performing with Kenny Chesney, Dustin Lynch, Luke Bryan and many more.
Cliff and his hometown sweetheart Crystal have three children. Together they own and operate “Crown Entertainment”, Central Florida’s premier wedding and corporate event entertainment service where they provide top-notch coordinators, performers, and DJs to fortune 500 companies and music festivals in the Southeast.
From an early age, Aaron LeSage’s field of endeavor has been Music and Creative Arts. Aaron began his entrepreneurial career in his hometown of Ocala, Florida as a DJ. After significant success, Aaron chose to expand his talents and knowledge by pursuing a degree in Record Engineering at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. After obtaining his degree, Aaron was chosen for a competitive internship with Disney World’s Music Department followed by an internship in New York with MTV as a production assistant. He also interned at the famed Goldcrest Studios and shortly after landed a full-time position as an audio assistant at Napolean Sound. Where he also gained experience in Commercial/Advertising audio production.
Fully embracing the entrepreneurial lifestyle, Aaron continued to expand his network amongst New York’s finest for 3 years. Aaron developed many life long relationships and professional connections through his work in New York. After several grueling winters, he decided to get back to his roots in Florida. In 2007, Aaron obtained his real estate license in the midst of the market crash. Shortly after meeting Joey Krash (DJ X-cell NYC Future Flavors) and forming Tha Mixfits Dj/Production duo led him back to familiarity and his passion for music and brand marketing. His reputation as a highly desirable top DJ/music business professional and self-taught entrepreneur has led to noteworthy success in his professional career. Aaron was the official Tampa Bay Lightning DJ for 3 seasons, Help several residencies at some of Tampa’s most note-worthy nightclubs and lounges including Blue Martini, AJA, Drynk, Hard Rock Casino, and The Lodge. He is also the Co-Founder of Ol’ Dirty Sunday’s at Crowbar in Ybor, and is a partner of a show production and culture curation company called FWDthinkers.
Aaron sought out to expand his portfolio and skillset in the Marketing Industry. After a short tenure with a local marketing firm as a Brand Developer/Designer and Creative Consultant, in 2016 co-founded Within Marketing . As with all of his professional ventures, Aaron has become a master of his craft. Within’s vision to help “build your brand from the inside out” has served as Within Marketing’s tagline. Now with the Five5 Ent., Aaron looks to help connect talented musicians and clients with his experience and passion in music, marketing, and business development.
Taylor K Flom
Taylor has had a very diverse career path as an entrepreneur since beginning his journey. His tremendous commitment for helping people makes him an amazing leader through his service to others. He has a deep passion for music, specifically the power and ability music has to bring joy to people. Taylor believes, “Even if it’s on a small level, the right song can change anyone’s experience. The right songs can have a lasting effect on someone’s spirit.”
Taylor experienced rapid success in sales early on in his career in being a part of an award winning sales team for Crescent Heights (international real estate developer), responsible for rehabbing and selling over 900 units in a 3 year period. At the age of 21, Taylor Co-Founded a national parking company, ‘Premier Parking’. Taylor was named to the “Top People on the Move” in an article from Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Even with all his amazing success in sales and business, his passion and excitement for music and counterculture led him down another path to opening a brick and mortar streetwear boutique called ‘Flight School’. After the sale of the shop, he began working in the Tampa music scene and was later named was Operating Director of the growing Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida. His undeniable passion to immerse himself in the music industry even further led him to an A&R position at TRW Records (The Right Way Records) in Los Angeles, California. There he was tasked with sorting through new talent and helping create the record label’s roster. He focused on day to day interactions with the artists making sure they were in a comfortable & creative space and in the most stress free environment that would be conducive to them making quality music. At TRW he also coordinated live show bookings, tour schedules, budgets and distribution. In the past couple of years Taylor started to freelance with a specific writing focus on the local music scene in Tampa for online publication operating out of Amalie Arena, ‘The Identity TB’. He created a rising local music collective called “FWDthinkers” which focuses on exposing music of all genres to influential people in the music industry and is helping to break new artists through the platform.
Taylor’s rising hunger to serve and help others called him to create a non-profit called “Saving Spokes” that procures bikes from the TPD police impound. The organization privately picks up the bikes and repairs them. Then offers those bikes (along with a gift certificate for repairs on the back end) to put bicycles in the hands of at risk youth in Tampa Bay.
No mater what Taylor is involved in he puts his entire heart and spirit into it and we are beyond excited and honored to have him join the Five 5 family.
“I am a firm believer in serendipity and kismet. I know that this plan is coming from powers greater than myself and I know that there is a divine plan for me.”
– Taylor K. Flom
Director of Artist & Client Relations
From Midwest, To Obsessed…
St. Louis born, Florida based, Ken Apperson is a musician on a journey. From his beginnings as a teenaged songwriter and frontman seeing first successes on pop and rock radio in his home town, to his first tours and venue residences in Missouri and the surrounding region, to emerging as a constantly in demand solo artist and performer upon his arrival in the Southeast, Ken has walked through genres, guitar in hand.
In 2011, Ken Apperson released his first solo EP, entitled “Puzzle Pieces” and with a song writer based sound and groove oriented backing group, began a performance run that included prominent venues in the Bay Area such as the Ritz, Jannus Live, Curtis Hixon Park‘s music series, Williams Park Festival, the Orpheum, Crowbar Live, singer songwriter haven the Hideaway Cafe and many more.
Soon opening slots for touring acts followed, and Ken performed as support for Sister Hazel, Rob Thomas, and others, before making his way to Nashville for songwriting collaboration and performances at Tootsie’s, Wanted Saloon and the Losers Bar.
Fast-forward to 2020. When the pandemic ravaged the music industry, like so many others, Apperson was forced to reassess his career. He decided to team up with Lunarvue to create Coda Project, the Tampa Bay areas first live-streamed music talk show. As the Show’s host and producer, Apperson used the platform to showcase the regions best musical artists and help the Tampa Bay area fall in love with its homegrown music.
Coda Projects success attracted the attention of WMNF 88.5fm, who made the decision to offer Ken Apperson the opportunity to Host and produce Live Music Showcase, a drive time on-air show. Apperson accepted the position and continues to introduce the Tampa Bay area to its most talented and prolific musicians.
How It’s Going…
In addition to being a Radio host and Tampa music advocate, currently Ken Apperson has resumed performing all over the Tampa Bay area and is finalizing his long-anticipated EP. Release is set for later this year (2021).
Wearing his influences on his guitar, sounds ring out of Eric Clapton, John Mayer, James Taylor, Tom Petty, and more. Now with a fresh set of songs, and a more refined sound, Ken Apperson is in the middle of new travels; ones that will bring him to venues across the 50 United States and beyond.
We are now only accepting demos in digital form. Please email Booking@BookMusicBureau.com with links to MP3 files (but NO MP3 email attachments please!), SoundCloud pages, or websites. Please remember to include contact details within the email body and keep your submission short and sweet, best tracks first.
Please don’t chase us for a response. If we like it we will get in touch with you.