<p>Carlos Keyes First Taste of Music Pyramid Entertainment Group
arlos Keyes has been spending the past two years working as the sole international agent for the
Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) and running his own New York based Red Entertainment
Group. Now he is directing all of his energies as president of Red.
Carlos keyes Born and raised in New York
City, Carlos Keyes has always followed his
musical dreams, first as an artist in the
late '80's, then as part of the successful
pop/dance Latin freestyle duo Babie &
Keyes. "We were big in the dance music
scene of the late 80's," Carlos says. "At
that time I was working for the great
producer Arthur Baker under his label. I
was the lead singer and songwriter of the
group. Followed by stints behind the
scenes as producer, mixer and hitmaker
for several major labels, Carlos became a
got his first taste of the
music industry while working at Pyramid
Entertainment Group in New York.
Armed with a degree in computer
science, he started out in 1993 as Sal
Michaels' assistant, working his way up to a full
time agent. Within two years, he was booking all the international gigs for Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan,
Kool and the Gang, Men At Work, KC & The Sunshine Band, Manhattan Transfer, Sister Sledge, The
Commodores, Jeffrey Osborne, MC Lyte, Take 6, Peabo Bryson, and Jeffrey Osborne.
In 2000, needing room to grow, and wanting to book other artists and develop his own tours, Carlos
Keyes moved on and became a partner at the Artists & Audience agency, booking rock-oriented acts
along with R&B. After a year there "with things in flux, a standstill," he says, Carlos formed American
Talent Agency with an associate, Peter Seitz from his Pyramid days.
After several years of honing his booking skills, Carlos Keyes left ATA to go solo and founded Red
Entertainment Group in March 2002. "I was driven by a clear vision and specific goals and felt it was time
to branch out and run my own