FOUNDER-CEOFavourite Album – The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’
I was born in 1961. I grew up with all the albums we perform. I care deeply about all the musicians who work with me. I run my company with compassion. I put my musicians first. I love classic rock. I built CAL from the ground up. Closing in on 20 years – we’re just getting started
GENERAL MANAGERFavourite Album – Kiss ‘Alive!’
Nick brings a veteran’s vision to CAL. He’s always been a full time musician and he’s always been acutely aware of what it takes to keep a band working together. As General Manager of CAL, Nick will help steer us towards where we need to grow. He’ll do all of this while continuing to front a great many shows. It takes a musician to run CAL. Nick Walsh is the right man for the job.
OPERATIONSFavourite Album – Led Zeppelin ‘Led Zeppelin 1’
Cindy keeps the company in good working order. Moving musicians in and out of venues is a lot of work and Cindy does it all with grace and cool. She also bakes goodies for the backstage dressing rooms and thrift shops for funky scarfs, jackets and wraps. There is nothing that Cindy can’t do!
MUSIC DIRECTORFavourite Album – Pink Floyd ‘ The Wall’
Bobby is our rock. He brings the nuance. He’s a kind man. But he doesn’t tolerate foolishness. If you’re on a show with Rob, show up with your shit together. He’s very funny and is able to replicate sounds and entire comedy bits on cue. He’s calm. He loves his family. He is the face of CAL. He sold the most T shirts of any other alumni.
FRONT OF HOUSE SOUNDFavourite Album – Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’
Ryan mixes the shows when I’m not around. He does a great job. The secret ingredient in his sound is that he cares. He listens to the albums – attends rehearsals and makes notes on what he wants to hear representing CAL in the mix. I’ve taught him how to yell “Turn down, Bobby!” or “Where’s Mark?” or “Des wake up!” He’s a good man who’s just beginning his journey with us. And as we wind on down the road.
TOUR MANAGERFavourite Album – Bad Company’s Bad Company
Eric came to CAL through his son, Shain. He’s one of those people who can put you at ease with a smile. Eric is a native of Cocoa Beach, Florida, so having him run all things Florida for CAL was a natural fit. He mixes the show as well!
Braxton Raymond has been with CAL since it's onset 20 years ago. He brings a Masters attention to detail to every performance which led to him ultimately conducting orchestras. His charts are works of art. A devoted father and the musicians musician. Braxton is CALs conductor.