Lance Shellman is a Fox Valley native who resides in Appleton, WI. He got his start in the music industry as a writer for the Madison-based music paper Sites and Sounds. Through his growing relationships as a journalist, Lance opened his booking agency, Anvil Productions, in 1996, which dealt mainly with Blues and Roots acts. Since then, he has added original and Cover Rock bands to his roster shortly thereafter. In 2002, he merged with Randy Bowles of Fortune Talent Live to form Bananas Entertainment, a Fox Valley-based agency that books and manages bands as well as buys for various clubs and festivals on a local, regional and national level.
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Gerald Henley graduated from Dunbar Vocational High School in Chicago and holds two degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (music and pre-law). He has lived in Wisconsin since 1972 and has been involved in one way or another in the music business for 40 years. Gerald has worked as Director of Marketing Services at KI from 1999-2004. Gerald is currently the Director of Theatrical Productions at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and has been Stage Manager at Milwaukee World Festivals – Summerfest since 1990.
Paul Carter has been a WAMI member for 3 years and is currently Bass Guitarist for Saved by Grace, an all original Christian Roots Rock group. A true music lover, Paul also plays in an additional band, Miller Rhythm and Brews Revue; an all employee Classic Rock and R&B band from MillerCoors. Currently, Paul is serving his first term as a WAMI Board member. But, he’s served on several WAMI committees including Awards Show and Youth Showcase committees. Paul enjoys working with the youth and seeing them develop into great musicians. When Paul isn’t doing something music-related, he’s relishing in his other love… Harley Motorcycles. As he puts it, “My blood runs orange and black. Freedom for expression really unites when you are going down the open road on a motorcycle and listening to great music, whatever the genre.”
Randy is the Executive Director of the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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