NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 12, 2018) - Crossover hit-makers Exile have signed with High Performance Entertainment started by long-time agent David Kiswiney. Kiswiney spent nearly 24 years with the recently disolved Buddy Lee Attractions booking agency. He can be reached HERE or 615.812.1972
Exile member Marlon Hargis shares, "We're extremely happy to be able to continue our relationship with David and his new company High Performance Entertainment. He's one of the most respected and well-liked agents in the business. He did a great job for us at BLA and we also consider him a good personal friend. Here's to many more years of working together!"
About DAVID KISWINEY:
Born in Detroit, Michigan, David Kiswiney picked up his first instrument at age 6 and with a passion and love for music found himself gravitating towards the bass guitar. In 1979, a life changing opportunity presented itself and he began playing bass and touring world-wide for The Ted Nugent Band. After more than a decade of being on the road with Nugent, Kiswiney left the band and began booking acts out of Nashville with World Class Talent. Some of his primary clients were country icons and TV darlings Barbara Mandrell and sisters Louise and Irlene. In 1995, Buddy Lee Attractions absorbed World Class Talent and Kiswiney quickly started working with country's hottest stars including The Dixie Chicks, Lee Ann Womack, Terry Clark, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and many, many others for over two decades. Since BLA recently closed after 54 years, David Kiswiney opened High Performance Entertainment, a full-service booking agency, taking Exile, Gunnar and The Grizzly Boys and Alexis Gomez. Also on his ecclectic roster are The Okies and Ricochet.
David Kiswiney / High Performance Entertainment can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.812.1972
2018 marks Exile’s 55th year as America’s longest running band. On September 30, 1978, the award-winning band who had initially set out to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky back in 1963, skyrocketed to world-wide fame with their multi-week chart-topper “Kiss You All Over.” In fact, it made Billboard’s Year End Hot 100 Singles of 1978 (Top 5) and later placed in Billboard’s The 50 Sexiest Songs of All Time (Top 10) category. The iconic song has been showcased in feature films such as “Happy Gilmore,” “Employee of the Month,” “Zookeeper, “Wildhogs,” and is played in it’s entirety at the end of the 7th episode of “Mindhunter” currently available as a Netflix original.
In the early 1980’s, Exile began to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts, Exile had 10 number one singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory,” “Give Me One More Chance” and “She’s A Miracle.” The band wrote their own songs, played on all their recordings and also proved to be prolific songwriters composing hits for other artists such as Alabama, Restless Heart, Engelbert Humperdinck, Huey Lewis, Diamond Rio, Janie Fricke and many more. During this country phase of their career, Exile received 11 nominations including Vocal Group of The Year and Best Instrumental Performance for the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards.
The 5 original Exile members re-formed in 2008 with J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame members continue to perform for legions of fans on the 2018 No Limit Tour and have appeared over 100 times on the Grand Ole Opry. Exile recently released their latest project Hits and the album contains 11 number one hits spanning three decades, along with four additional top ten's. The ultimate, cross-over band has sold over 8 million records worldwide with three Gold albums. Hargis says, "Exile has lasted longer than most marriages."