Fire Up Showcase Series ft. Rev TJ McGlinchey, The WhiskeyHickon Boys, Richie Allen

Apr 18, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Fire Up showcase series is back at a new home, Legendary Dobbs on South Street. April's topic: Proper Networking -- a panel of industry professionals discuss networking techniques outside of social media and take questions, followed by Philadelphia Music Co-op artists, Reverend TJ McGlinchey, The WhiskeyHickon Boys and Richie Allen. Music starts at 9:00.


About the Panel:

Frederick Calalang, a producer with a corporate event marketing background, has produced national experiential events and campaigns for the better part of 15 years. He is currently working on a large outdoor concert with 12 bands, turning Philly’s   Love   Park   into a huge concert venue - Locals Live Philly. Also a commercial actor, Frederick finds he has the artistic outlet he needs to balance all the event production. “It’s nice to be able to switch between the two roles, it gives me a lot of empathy for the [artist] as well,” he says. Frederick  knows   Philadelphia well. “The creative community is very committed, and our city is the perfect backdrop to embrace this passion,” he says, “I’m looking forward to bringing some continuity to our community. I believe this will be a great catalyst in bringing our artists together and allowing them to actualize their crafts into more than just a performance or show here and there. It’ll be great to hear people say: ‘See you at the next one!’”

Louis Middleton is currently working as Keyboardist/Backing Vocalist for Interscope Recording Artist, Zander Bleck, Produced by Redone and Mutt Lange. He has been with Zander since he began his solo career with Interscope. Management is David Loeffler and Randy Phillips (AEG), A&R Martin Kierszenbaum (Cherry Tree). Before working with Zander he was a student at Berlee College of Music, a studio musician for Jimmero Studio and has worked with; Man On Earth, The Upwelling & Bloody Social to name a few. Keytar player for The Ride, Inc. (NYC) and was the social media/assistant admin for Berklee College of Music and various of other musicians. 

Jim Thorpe, is the panel coordinator and talent scout for the Dewey Beach Music Conference and festival. In addition he is on the board of govenors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy, the booking agent to The Legendary Dobbs, band/artist manager, former owner/partner of The Grape Street Pub and a musician himself. He is multifaceted in what he knows.

Come out to network and hear some local talent! A stimulating topic and three great acts for just $5 cover!


Brought to you by Philadelphia Music Co-op and Mirror Image.