MEET JEFF & TOMMY
A lifetime in this business of music and entertainment… It is in our bones, it is what we do, it is what we have always done and it is probably what we will stop doing when we win the lottery. Or maybe not!
SYMPHONIES, PERFORMING ART CENTERS & SPECIAL EVENTS PRODUCTION
Talk loud because he’s been drumming for 40 some-odd years! Jeff has a B.A. in Organizational Management and Communications with a minor in Music. He is a performer, producer and has been a teacher both at the college level and at the “School of Rock” program for kids in his local community. He has worked for over 25 years with both special event clients and artists, nationally and internationally, to facilitate shows that bring joy-filled experiences into communities. He drives a Ford F-150. Ask Jeff to play his mandolin for you – now THAT is a special event.
TALENT BUYER – EVENT MANAGEMENT - BOOKING
Step right up ladies and gentlemen, he walks, he talks, he crawls on his belly like a reptile! Tommy began his career as a touring musician ultimately spending over 20 years on the road both as a performer and tour manager for his father Bobby Vee and The Original Stars of American Bandstand. As tour manager he has worked closely with both venues and Artists to ensure a successful event. This led to Tommy’s role as head of talent buying and event management for Rockhouse Productions. Additionally in 2014 Tommy co-founded the “School Of Rock” program for kids in his local community. Oh, and did we mention he plays bass? … All four strings!
EVENT/PRODUCTION MANAGER - BOOKING ASSISTANT
Thomas also drives a pickup truck but it is a Toyota… He has a BA in Music and is Pro Tools certified. He joined the Rockhouse team 10 years ago and pretty much wears all hats, office manager, audio and video engineer, tour manager, “School of Rock” instructor, booking assistant, BBQ griller, beer taster, and “greeter” for anyone who happens to walk in our front door! Thomas occasionally wears a shirt with buttons and shoes where you can’t see his toes. He likes long walks on the beach in the moonlight.
PERFORMING ART CENTERS - COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Elizabeth Gales joins Rockhouse Productions with over 20 successful years as Executive Director of a Midwest performing arts center. She started the Series with a five show season and built it into a 25 show season along with a successful lecture series. Booking shows from Broadway to rock, Liz understands the presenter’s needs from community engagement to diverse programming. Liz will assist you in booking an event that fits your series and help you maximize the artist’s visit to your community. Let Liz help you find the right event for your budget while delighting and engaging your audience. Liz often delights and engages us here in the office because she is just plain fun! Tommy plans to teach her how to play bass.
MEDIA & DESIGN SPECIALIST
After graduating from St. John's University, McGowan founded, and performed in, a successful vocal group that toured the country for over two decades. Mark is the magic behind the media; graphic design, brand creation, video production, and website design and development. Mark is a bass singer, not to be confused with a bass player. Aside from that none of us really know Mark, but we needed to fill up this part of the bio.