About Us

Chris Taplin

Chris Taplin

An arts graduate with professional experience as a musician, he was signed to 4AD, Virgin and Heavenly Records, before becoming MD for Ruby (Creation Records). He has subsequently progressed into tour, production and artist management, working with a roster of artists, including Tricky, Fun Lovin Criminals, Judas Priest, Muse, Morcheeba and New Order before starting Shooting Star Productions.

Polly Taplin

Polly Marshall Taplin

Oxford graduate, Sussex postgraduate. Now voyaging with Chris. Award-winning founder of beat literature salon Do Tongues, she’s Kathy Acker’s Pirate Pol, as a baby sat on Jimi Hendrix’s knee, and produced Patti Smith’s 2003 residency at Charleston, Sussex. Author of produced plays Phoebe, Little Gipsy Girl, and Allegra, official biographer of Arthur Brown the God of Hellfire. Fires glitter cannons.

Selected Clients

Tours and concerts

Leftfield
Simply Red
Antony & the Johnsons
Björk
Mick Hucknall
The Pogues
The Darkness
The Faces
Placebo
Grace Jones
Sigur Rós
Muse
Mercury Rev
Ladytron Satellite Tour,
with Eliza and the Bear, Sons & Lovers, and Fred Page

Suede
Super Furry Animals
Morcheeba

Festivals

Glastonbury
Green Man
Good Times in the Park
Desert Rock
Womad

Consulting

Universal Music Touring Department
Cato Music

Arts Events

Andri Snær Magnason
Patti Smith

Books

The God of Hellfire: The Crazy Life and Times of Arthur Brown
Hollywood Heat

Advancing

Alphabeat
Amy MacDonald
Bat for Lashes