Shillington, PA native Erich Cawalla makes a very busy living as a full-time musician, agent, and private music teacher. As founder and leader of The Uptown Band, his talents on lead vocals, saxophone, flute, and clarinet have taken him to venues throughout the country including Reno, Las Vegas, Carnegie Hall, and Disney World to name a few. As a full-time musician, he brings a wealth of experience to all aspects of the booking process from beginning to end. He is a BMI-affiliated songwriter, a Voting Member of the National Recording Academy, and a Member of IEBA. Besides his musical background, Erich also holds a BSBA in Accounting from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
Katie Robinette hails from York PA and is the co-owner and lead vocalist of the Lancaster-based, Central City Orchestra. Katie enjoys all aspects of the music business and has worked on the stage and behind the scenes with entertainment entities from Philadelphia to Dallas to Chicago. She provides strong working knowledge and experience of event planning and production in the private party, corporate and festival sectors of the business. Katie holds a BS in Music Industry & Recording Technology from York College of Pennsylvania as well as a Certification in Commercial Recording Arts from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. She is also an ASCAP affiliated Singer-Songwriter.
Donald Bercaw has been active in the PA fair business for over 28 years. His experience includes being a Board member and President of 3 fairs which has given him a wide picture of the entertainment industry. His extensive knowledge has led him to focus his time and energy on the booking and agency side of the entertainment industry.
Terry Gehman started playing professionally at age 14. After high school, he continued performing on weekends and summers while attending Lebanon Valley College, where he received a B.S. degree in Music Education in 1969. With degree in hand, he became Band Director at Conestoga Valley School District in Lancaster, PA. After completing Graduate work at West Chester University, he toured the summer fair circuit as a performer, also acting as booking agent, road manager, and publicity agent. In 1993, he retired from performing after 32 years but continued teaching until 2002 when he retired from a rewarding career of 33 years. This allowed him to devote all of his time to Anjoli Productions, the company he founded in 1983. His knowledge of the entertainment industry from the touring performer's perspective has given him an edge over many talent producers in that he knows what a performer needs.