Bill Bell is a self-taught guitarist, music producer, and mixer. Starting at the age of 9 and growing up in Sudbury Ontario he became a full time, in-demand musician traveling the world. He’s performed and produced with such artists as Grammy Award winner, Jason Mraz, multiple Juno winner, Order of Canada and Hall of Fame artist, Tom Cochrane as well as Jimmy Rankin, Danko Jones, Amanda Marshall, Shaye, Justin Nozuka and many more.
ELI WENER (ARTIST MANAGER)
Eli has been working in the music business since he signed his first client, Gypsy Bird (aka Bear Mountain), over a decade ago. What started as a hobby slowly morphed into a full-
time lifestyle. He’s worked in all corners of the business including as a promoter with events like
Brother Ali, Apostle of Hustle, An Evening with Spike Lee and Portugal the Man’s first ever show in Vancouver to 10 people. Eli’s passion is working directly with artists managing their careers.
He’s developed an array of different styles including HUMANS, No Sinner, Desi Sub Culture, and Delhi 2 Dublin. Eli also loves licensing where he’s worked directly with supervisors landing
many placements including EA Sports, CSI, HBO, MTV, Vice and most recently the theme music for Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America?”. For the last number of years, Eli worked at
the Paquin Agency in a rare role as both manager & agent handling bookings for artists including K’Naan, Serena Ryder and The Dead South and managing his personal client roster.
Today, Eli runs his own management shop out of Toronto handling the careers of DJ Shub, Five Alarm Funk, Merkules, Ollie, LIINKS and Wannabe. He’s also the talent buyer for the Red Truck Concert Series in Vancouver which is going into its 4th year. Past headliners include Cut Copy, Lee Fields, and Drake White.
KATIE LONERGAN: (MUSICIAN / THE MAHONES)
A certified addictions worker who’s been involved in the music industry since 1996, Ace Piva knows the ins and outs of the road and its associated pressures and struggles. He’s been there as a musician, tour manager, stage manager, sound engineer, production manager, and addictions recovery coach. Today, Piva is a founding partner, of Over The Bridge. His goals are to help break the stigmas associated with addiction and mental illness through education, awareness, and support and provide resources to musicians, crew and entertainment professional