Wake Up Productions is an event production and talent buying firm based in Seattle, WA. We have offered consulting, talent booking, promotions, sponsorships and production in the Pacific Northwest since 2004. Both as an independent promoter and for clients (including Vitamin Water, Toyota, The Stranger, and numerous alcohol and beer companies), we have proven experience in virtually every music genre, with audiences of all ages, with festivals and public events, and with corporate sponsors and public agencies.
Wake Up knows what people want and how to make you and your event hit the right notes and feel -- whatever it is you’re trying to do or whoever you’re trying to reach.
How we do it:
- Deep music industry knowledge and experience. Our team has booked and produced over 5,000 concerts at just about every venue in the city. Everything from 100 person rooms to 16K person amphitheaters. We know how to use our budgets wisely to benefit both the arts and artists and the client.
- Efficiency and connections. Through both Neumos and Wake Up Productions shows, our team is constantly talking with artists, tour agents, and managers, hearing about who is touring and who the next star is going to be. We pride ourselves on having our finger on the pulse of what most people will be looking for next.
- Diverse booking roster and understanding of audiences. We can bring fresh ideas, musical diversity, and seek out some new audiences for your clients.
- Experience with corporate sponsorships, public agencies, and festivals. We have experience with doing events with clients like the City of Seattle, Fremont Zombie Walk, Xbox, and KEXP to name a few.
Rainmaker AKA Talent Buyer, Booking, and President
Steven has been promoting shows as Wake Up Productions for 14 years. He’s put shows in just about every room in Seattle from The Triple Door to the Crocodile to Showbox Market to Paramount to Benaroya Hall. He promotes 25-40 shows a year in various locations around Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham, and Portland.
Steven also co-owns Neumos, Barboza, and Moe Bar. He was the Talent Buyer for all three until the end of 2015. Previously, he was the Artistic Director of City Arts Fest and booked 100+ artists a year in all different venues around the city. He was the Talent Buyer at Chop Suey for about 4 years, and spent about 3 years booking and running I Spy. He got his first official paying gig at RKCNDY as the owner’s assistant from 1998 until it closed.
A small selection of artists Steven has had the pleasure of booking includes: Adele, David Byrne, Vampire Weekend, Macklemore, Wu-Tang Clan, Damian and Stephen Marley, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Iron and Wine, Diplo/Major Lazer, Cat Power, Justice, Hot Chip, The Roots, Fu-Gees and Lauryn Hill, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, DJ Kaskade, Decemberists, The Killers, Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Blackstar, Lilly Allen, Animal Collective, Avett Brothers, Eric Church, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Trombone Shorty, Ryan Adams, MGMT, Sia, Dropkick Murphys, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and many more.
Cat Herder AKA Production Manager
Before Wake Up, Roy helped re-open The Crocodile and was General Manager at Chop Suey. He has also worked with concert promoters Monqui Presents and MCA Concerts (now LiveNation), and with many record labels/distributors such as Warner Bros, MCA, Priority, Rawkus, Capitol and BMG. He has personally had a hand in the development of such artists as No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Beastie Boys, Ice Cube, Master P, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Matt Costa, The Strokes, Brand New, Ben Kweller, Avril Lavigne, Mary J. Blige, Zee Avi and several local Seattle bands.
Buzz Booster AKA Marketing Manager
In addition to his duties at Wake Up, DeVon owns and operates the Sportn’ Life Music Group, a boutique music management agency. He is a huge advocate for music from the Pacific Northwest and particularly the Seattle area. He currently serves on the Seattle Music Commission, the Bumbershoot Advisory Board, and is the VP of Make Music Seattle.