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RWE productions are designed to match its talent

Road Warrior Entertainment (RWE)

Road Warrior Entertainment (RWE) is a full-service production company that specializes in finding, developing, and breaking the finest new musical and entertainment talent from all over the world. RWE features this talent in concerts, tours, television shows, webcasts, print, radio, and other media. RWE productions are designed to match its talent with corporate sponsors to form partnerships that can provide a significant boost for new artists. An international entity with offices in New York,

London, Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Hong Kong gives RWE the opportunity to have its pulse on the most important music scenes in the world and allows it to mount productions virtually anywhere.

 

RWE is a partnership headed by experienced industry leaders with an international track record for success. RWE’s partners have discovered and developed some of the most important talent in modern music and have produced highly successful albums, concerts, television shows, and films. From spotting talent, to building a business, to producing a major album, concert, television show, or feature film, each member of RWE’s Executive Team is an accomplished veteran. RWE owns and manages the acclaimed and historic music venue, My Father’s Place, in New York.

EXECUTIVES

 

Alex Ewen

Was the co-founder and president of Renegade Nation, a production company that inspired the new Garage Rock revival that has brought Rock and Roll back to the mainstream. He has produced hundreds of concerts, including a major festival at Randall’s Island, a live New Year’s Eve television broadcast from Times Square for ESPN and MSN, a battle of the bands that was broadcast on MTV, national concert tours, more than 100 club shows, and two music channels on Sirius Satellite Radio. Alex has produced shows in almost every genre, featuring artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Public Enemy, Nancy Sinatra, Bo Diddley, James Taylor, Iggy Pop, Jackson Browne, The Strokes, as well as countless others, and helped many new bands start their careers.

 

Known for creating new concepts and promotional programs that brand products and increase sales, Ewen has worked closely with major international companies such as Chrysler, Anheuser Busch, Pepsi, ATT, Dunkin’ Donuts, Inbev, Unilever, Chang Beer, and The Hard Rock Café to develop their music programs and make their brands hipper and more current to today’s generation of music lovers. He has also partnered with top advertising companies, such as BBDO and Hill Holiday, to create programs to develop new brands or revive brands that have lost their luster. An accomplished writer, he is the author of the newly released The Encyclopedia of American Indians in the 20th Century (University of New Mexico Press).

David Kenneth Eng

Has a music business career that spans over two decades and three continents. His experience includes being a musician, songwriter, producer, mixing engineer, and label and studio owner. He is responsible for selling over 20 million records worldwide and has earned 13 gold and platinum RIAA awards. In 1980, Eng founded Bayside Sound Recording Studios, one of the most sought after studios in NYC’s hip-hop scene. In 1984, Eng first cracked the Billboard charts as producer and co-songwriter of the Paula Anderson’s (Atlantic Records) dance hit, “Four Year Battle.” The following year, Eng established himself as a hip-hop pioneer as co-producer of “Inspector Gadget” by the Bad Boys.

 

In 1993, Eng managed and produced the rapper Snow, who soared to the top of the charts with the album, “12 Inches of Snow” and whose single, “Informer” held the prestigious #1 spot on Billboard’s American pop charts for a staggering seven weeks. In 1996 Eng established Dimsum Entertainment in Bangkok, Thailand, where his first venture, “Fun Fun Fun” with the Thai hip-hop artist, Joey Boy, was a million album seller

Michael “Eppy” Epstein

Is a legendary club owner, having owned the seminal rock club, My Father’s Place in Long Island. At My Father’s Place, Epstein nurtured some of Rock’s most important bands including Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Billy Joel, The Police, The Go-Gos, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Blondie, and The Talking Heads, as well as then unknown comics such as Eddie Murphy, Andy Kaufman, and Billy Crystal. Epstein was the only major club owner in America to regularly incorporate reggae and booked virtually every important reggae act, helping to make it a mainstream phenomena.


After My Father’s Place closed, Epstein continued to book shows, working with Little Steven Van Zandt to help find new Garage Rock bands and put them on tour. In 2017 Eppy reopened My Father’s Place as a supper club in Long Island and is again discovering new performers and giving them a chance to develop.

Denis McNamara

Began in the early days of FM radio at New York’s WNYU-FM and WNEW-FM. In the late ’70s, Denis became Program Director at WLIR, and turned it into the premiere Modern Rock station of the 1980’s. Denis is unanimously credited with almost single-handedly creating the New Wave and alternative radio formats that defined a generation and swept the nation, introducing major new acts such as Depeche Mode, the Police, Midnight Oil, The Cure, U2, and many, many, others.

 

Denis later became an International Vice-President at Universal Music, heading their Polygram/Polydor labels. from there he helped to reignite Broadway’s sagging fortunes by signing such hits as “Mama Mia” and “Wicked.” A documentary highlighting Denis’s contributions to the music industry, “Dare to Be Different,” was released in 2017.

Jimmy Wee

Directs Road Warrior Entertainment’s Singapore Office. Currently the President of the Springroll Entertainment Agency, Wee is a legendary music executive who played a leading role in the development of the Asian entertainment industry. In 1974 Wee became the marketing director for the EMI Record group that included Capitol, Apple, Motown, A&M and others, as well as its retail chain, The Music Centre in Singapore. Wee then became the Managing Director of WEA Record Singapore (Warner/Elektra/Atlantic–now known as Warner Music) and its group of labels, including MCI,Impulse, Island, Sire,Geffen,EastWest, Rhino, and others. Jimmy was the first Director of Warner Music Publishing Singapore (Warner Chappell) and initiated the formation of the Singapore Music Publishing Association in Singapore in the early 80’s. In addition to marketing some of the leading figures in the Western music, Jimmy Wee was also responsible for signing and marketing some of the best Asian artists from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

 

In 1991, Jimmy Wee partnered with Japan’s largest media group, Fujisankei, to help them expand to other countries in Asia. As Managing Director of Pony Canyon Singapore, Wee worked to develop top Japanese artists as well as Mandarin and, Cantonese artists from Taiwan and Hong Kong and Malay artists from Malaysia and intoduced the successful, original pop “Idol”  singing contest in Asia, called Asia Bagus. Through Springroll Entertainment, Wee stages major international acts such as No Doubt and Garbage, Retro artists such as Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noone, Gerry Marsden with the Pacemakers, and Jazz atrtists Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, and Spyro Gyra.

Lorraine Cullin

Senior executive and film producer with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of film, video, music, television, and radio production.

 

Lorraine has extensive knowledge of  film, television and music production and develops the creative concept, soliciting of sponsorship, the recruiting of artists, production staff and studio leasing, in addition to supervising the promotion, artwork, press, and every other aspect of productions.  She has worked as executive assistant to some of music’s biggest stars and has helped to develop and coordinate music festivals, international concert tours, and records,  and has produced music videos for new and emerging bands.

 

Currently working on major film projects, including the first original Rock Opera developed for the big screen in more than 20 years.

2020

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