Founded in 2013, The Soundcheck Agency strives to offer personal management that sculpts and guides individual, exciting and long-lasting careers. The Soundcheck Agency represents actors and creative clients working throughout all areas of theatre, television and film.

We pride ourselves in going that extra mile which is needed to ensure success in this competitive and ever-changing industry and aim to open as many opportunities as possible for each of our clients. Working with clients in all areas of the industry, including a strong list of creative clients, we work hard to spread opportunities and keep as much work ‘in house’ as we can.



Daniel Hinchliffe: Managing Director

Originally from Yorkshire, Daniel moved to London to study at the Royal Ballet School. He then worked extensively as a performer, in Theatre, TV and Film.

Daniel then read History at the University of London, gaining a First Class Honours Degree. He then began a career in the music industry at Sony Music.

In 2011 he set up Soundcheck PR, representing artists including Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion. The Soundcheck Agency was launched in 2013 with John Rogerson.

In 2016 Soundcheck produced its first West End production, Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre, which was nominated for both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the What’s on Stage Awards.


Ben McDougall: Agent

Originally from High Wycombe, Ben completed a Ba(Hons) in Performing Arts in East Anglia and worked as an actor for a couple of years, on stage and screen.

After getting married in 2000 he realised he wanted to move his attention to working in agencies and that is what he has done since, working at a variety of places.

Ben is a father of three, a festival organiser and football coach. He joined the Soundcheck Agency in April 2019.


Simon Pontin: Agent

Simon is from Southampton and studied Performing Arts at University College Winchester before training in Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music.

He worked as an actor, singer and actor musician for 15 years before deciding he preferred getting other people jobs and crossed over to being an agent.

Father of twins, Southampton fan and lover of beer.


Melanie Brown: Junior Agent

Originally from Liverpool, Melanie trained at Laine Theatre Arts and worked as an actress globally and in the West End before pursuing a career in management and completing a Ba(Hons) in Artist Management at Middlesex University.

Ahead of joining the team at The Soundcheck Agency in January 2017 Melanie worked with the team at MR Management.

Melanie Brown. Photo by Paul Woodcock