• Tuesday , 25 April 2017

Business Directory

Boyd Stough – SCMG Advisory Board Member

Boyd Stough is co-founder of, Kinetic Aid, LLC, Kinetic HiFi and The Fix FM, graduate of the Charleston School of Law, and owner at Espy Revenue. Espy Revenue works with businesses and non-profits to generate predictable, recurring streams of revenue.

David Berger – SCMG Advisory Board Member
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A veteran of the military with twenty years proven success with the US Army, Business Owner, Accenture, Unisys and EDS.  Mr. Berger has shown himself the complete professional meeting challenges across professional services, technology and outsourcing.

Mr. Berger’s curiosity and core competency stand as pillars in a varied and successful career.

As a lifelong constant learner, his passion for continuous improvement and curiosity led him to achieve two Masters Degrees in Management Information Systems Technology and Adult & Community College Education as well as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, 2004.

Following his successful career in the military Mr. Berger stepped into private industry working with some of the most significant brands in the world; Accenture, Unisys and EDS.  Most recently he is owner of How Art Thou Jazz Club & Restaurant and Craft Conundrum in Charleston, SC.

As a Partner at Accenture Mr. Berger aligned to a Fortune 500 company with responsibility for all business operations and P&L.

At Unisys Mr. Berger was able to leverage his extensive international experience in dealing with a complex overseas contract with clients in as many as ten countries that included the war zone in South West Asia, working and assisting Black Belts to complete Lean Six Sigma projects and as Client Relationship Manager.

While at EDS his intelligence and capacity led to his success across operations management, and as a Sector Manager, Program Manager and Client Executive.

A leader, teacher and problem solver who has consistently seen a problem, designed a solution, built the structure to support that design and then ran it.

Mr. Berger received his BS from Penn State University, 1974 and Masters in Education from North Carolina State University, 1978 and Master Information Systems at George Washington University, 2001.

Fox Music House – Joseph Fox – SCMG Advisory Board Member
Fox Music has been a trusted part of the musical community in Charleston, SC since 1928. Today not only do we serve the Greater Charleston Area, but also Columbia, South of Savannah, and North of Myrtle Beach.

Fox Music has been a trusted part of the musical community in Charleston, SC since 1928. Today not only do we serve the Greater Charleston Area, but also Columbia, South of Savannah, and North of Myrtle Beach.

From the individual to the largest churches, the beginning student to entire school systems, and every musician in between, FOX MUSIC HOUSE provides equipment and service for every venue.

We specialize in Pianos (acoustic and digital), Organs, Keyboards, Audio and Video installation, Audio video production and backline rentals, band and orchestra accessories, and Sheet Music. Fox Music is staffed with some of the finest musicians in the area who understand your needs, and are prepared to do whatever it takes to get you going as economically as possible.

Fox Music House
Julius Siler (Jaybird) – 105.5FM, Palmetto Brewery Scout, SCMG Writer – SCMG Advisory Board Member

Scout, writer & radio guy. Owner - Jaybird Entertainment.

http://www.palmettobrewery.com/
Mark Bryan – SCMG Advisory Board Member

Mark received his Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1989. He is a founding member, songwriter and the guitar player for multi-platinum Hootie & the Blowfish and has spent the last 30 years recording and touring. He also has three solo albums to his credit.

Since moving to Charleston in 1999, Bryan has produced 7 full-length albums, as well as co-written, and produced countless songs, for other artists. He was also instrumental in founding the College of Charleston Radio Station, and is the Artist in Residence for the Music Industry Concentration in the College’s School of the Arts.

Recently, Bryan’s company Chucktown Music Group has started production on season one of a live-concert television series for ETV called LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL.

Mark manages the band Stop Light Observations (SLO) , and is also the Chairman of the Board for Carolina Studios, a non-profit after school music recording and technology program for kids 8-18.AWARDS
MTV video award – 1995
two grammys – 1996
Ascap songwriter of the year – 1996
Billboard award – 1997
USC Alumnus of the year – 1997
Order of the Palmetto – 1999
vernor award - 2016

Discography
Mark Bryan, “End of the Front”
produced by Fred LeBlanc/Nick Brophy/Mark Bryan
2008
Mark Bryan, “30 on the Rail”
produced by Don Dixon
2000

Producing Credits
Doug Jones, "Doug Jones Everybody, Doug Jones"
produced by Mark Bryan
2007

Danielle Howle, "Thank You Mark"
produced by Mark Bryan
2006

The Django Walker Band, "Six Trips Around the World"
produced by Mark Bryan
2005

Five Way Friday, "Wrecked"
produced by Mark Bryan
2003
Patrick Davis, "Chances Are"
produced by Mark Bryan
2003

With Hootie & the Blowfish
LIVE In Charleston:
The Homegrown Concert Event
2006
Looking For Lucky
2005 | Vanguard Records
The Best of Hootie & The Blowfish : 1993-2003
2004 | Rhino / Atlantic Records

Hootie & The Blowfish
2003 | Atlantic Records

Scattered, Smothered and Covered
2000 | Atlantic Records
Musical Chairs
1998 | Atlantic Records
Fairweather Johnson
1996 | Atlantic Records
Cracked Rear View
1994 | Atlantic Records

https://www.facebook.com/markbryanctmg/
Matthew Potter – 105.5, 98.1 FM Radio – SCMG Advisory Board

Matthew "Potter" is the Operations Manager/Program Director and on air personality for 105.5 The Bridge and 98 ROCK. Came to the stations 11 years ago because he liked the music, and the local spin on everything from tunes to promotions to charitable work. Worked his way up the radio business ladder from evenings on Friday nights to programming all the music, discovering new artists and sharing them with all of Charleston.

http://www.1055thebridge.com/
Pro Tone Pedals – SCMG Advisory Board Member – Dennis Mollan
Custom Guitar Pedals

One of the questions we get regularly is ‘why make a signature pedal for people known for using digital amp simulations that have built in overdrives’.

To answer this question we shot this quick and dirty video showing the tonal advantages of using a pedal over using the built in ‘overdrives’ in the digital solutions.

Yes… there are a million tweaks under the hood of the AxeFX and the Kemper that can get you CLOSE to what you can get with an external pedal- but we’re fans of simply getting shit done Vs getting nothing done because you tweaked every available setting and your day, and more importantly, your creativity is now gone.

Analysis paralysis is real- simple outboard gear can get you great tone in a fraction of the time without losing massive amounts of time, energy, and your mojo dicking with settings.

Pro Tone Pedals
Stephanie Smith – Director – SCMG – SCMG Advisory Board Member

Stephanie Smith is a freelance writer and photographer who has worked with various destination spots around the Lowcountry. She has been published in a multitude of magazines, newspapers, and online blogs around the country. For the past 3 years, she has also been focused on SC music and has worked with bands to organize and develop their EPKs, online presence, and create their brand.

As Director, she is focused on enhancing SC music and industry professionals' careers by developing a team of writers, photographers, and staff throughout the state to provide quality content for musicians as well as their fans.

SC Music Guide
925 Music Entertainment

925 Music Entertainment. is a premier recording label, studio and entertainment enterprise headquartered in North Augusta. Established in 2005, it is 925's mission to deliver the best in East Coast Music.

Founded by Steven Jefferson, 925 Music Entertainment is seeking to expand it’s roster by comprising it with emerging talent with a fresh new sound.

https://www.facebook.com/925MusicEnt/
A Fragile Tomorrow
A Fragile Tomorrow

NEARLY THREE YEARS SINCE THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED 'BE NICE BE CAREFUL', A FRAGILE TOMORROW RETURNS WITH THEIR AMBITIOUS LABEL DEBUT
Though only still in their 20's, Charleston, SC four piece A Fragile Tomorrow was formed in 2003 by Sean and Dominic Kelly (both of whom live with cerebral palsy) with their brother Brendan, in their parents' basement. The band was named in honor of Sean and Dominic’s triplet brother who passed away some six years earlier; Shaun Rhoades joined in 2006. That same year, they released their debut album, Wishful Thinking.

Early 2008 saw the release of the group’s second album Beautiful Noise, produced by Grammy® award-winner Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Patti Smith, among many others). In 2009, they recorded their third record Tripping Over Nothing, with singer-songwriter Danielle Howle producing and Amy Ray, songstress Susan Cowsill, and smart-pop legend Peter Holsapple contributing. Sean and Dominic also made an appearance on Indigo Girls’ live Staring Down the Brilliant Dream album as well as Amy Ray’s 2012 solo release, Lung of Love.

From late 2010 through early 2011, A Fragile Tomorrow joined Indigo Girls on tour, then later that year were invited to tour with The Bangles, the band’s West Coast debut. More high-profile gigs followed throughout 2012, as they shared bills with Antigone Rising, Garrison Starr, Drivin’ N Cryin’, and Matthew Sweet. One Massachusetts critic who caught them opening for Sweet proclaimed AFT as “everything that is right with music.”

In the midst of this hectic touring schedule, A Fragile Tomorrow nonetheless found time to record their fourth record, Be Nice Be Careful, with pop-auteur Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Pavement, etc.) and Ted Comerford co-producing. This batch of songs showed considerable growth not only as songwriters, but as musicians.

Audiophile Reviews said "Be Nice Be Careful redefines power-pop for the 21st Century", while SomethingElse Reviews boasts that “their smart sense of purpose, and a determination well beyond their years, ensures that A Fragile Tomorrow holds its own, even among much more famous contributors. This album ought to be the one that gets them there, too”

Following this album’s release, the band toured the United States and Europe extensively with Belgian rock group K's Choice as well as some Southeast US dates with Toad the Wet Sprocket. They also released a live album from the European leg of their touring "Belgique: Live at AB in Brussels" in 2014.

The group will be releasing Make Me Over their fifth studio album and label debut from MPress Records Fall of 2015. The album was self-produced and self-engineered, recorded at Low Watt Recording studios in Savannah, GA the studio run by band members Sean and Dominic. They mixed it with Grammy® winning producer Malcolm Burn.

Make Me Over is saturated with the transformative/transgressive air of rock n' roll androgyny inhabiting songs that are complex yet immediately infectious. The album explores new sonic territory for the band inspired by the bold aesthetic explorations of David Bowie, T. Rex, and Brian Wilson as well as the frantic energy of Cheap Trick and The Who. Their performances are thick and swirling with dense layers of multiple guitars and heady vocal harmonizing. Special guests include folk legend Joan Baez, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls, Mark Hart of Crowded House, Vicki Peterson of The Bangles, and John Cowsill of The Beach Boys

Since their inception A Fragile Tomorrow has won the respect of fans and fellow musicians alike through their venerable work ethic, stellar musicianship... and fans in high places!