Our integrated team that makes up the PRG Music Group consists of industry veterans that have decades of real world experience on the road with live music production anywhere around the globe. Our Music Group team fully understands the attention to detail it takes to bring your creative ideas to life.
The Music Group team has established themselves as leaders in the live entertainment industry and continue to set the standard as providers of innovative products and services for concert tours, broadcast productions, events, corporate activations; any form of live entertainment.
- John Wiseman
- Nicholas Jackson
- Eamonn McCullagh
- Curry Grant
- Bobby Allen
- Paul Becher
Senior Vice President, PRG Music Group
John began his career in live event production in 1979 as the Concert chairman at California State University, Sacramento. He also managed local bands in the area and owned a small production company. RCA Records signed Steel Breeze to a recording contract with John as their manager and executive producer of the self-titled debut album which launched two top 10 singles. This was the big break that opened the door to the concert touring industry for John as Steel Breeze supported national tours for Kansas, Hall & Oates, and The Who.
When the band broke up in 1985, John began renting sound and lighting gear to local and national shows. During this time, John was drawn to the technology sector of the production world and joined Vari-Lite as Vice President. John stayed in the manufacturing and sales of automated lighting and control products. He helped usher in Coemar automated lighting products to the US. In 1996, he joined High End Systems and Flying Pig Systems as executive vice president, running their worldwide sales force and was also a member of their Board of Directors until 2006.
During this time, John saw lighting and video merge becoming one. He was instrumental in launching Catalyst, the first computer based media server and a forerunner of many to come. Although it was a valuable learning experience, the manufacturing and sales end of the business was not on the front lines of delivering the actual shows. John began to look for an avenue back to where he began his career.
This passion brought John to XL Touring Video in Los Angeles. After four years of unprecedented success there, he felt the need to create his own team and Chaos Visual Productions was conceived in December of 2008. Chaos was acquired by PRG in January 2015 becoming a part of PRG Nocturne.
Senior Vice President, PRG Music Group
Nick Jackson started his storied career in Birmingham, UK, as co-founder of the legendary production rental house Light and Sound Design (LSD). He was instrumental in the company's growth from the late 70’s to early 90’s. In this time, LSD became the premier concert touring company with a focus on lighting systems and lighting innovations including the first aluminum PAR cans, a proprietary color mixing system, and eventually, the ground breaking ICON automated system, and the Medusa and M Box products.
Nick spent his early years in the business building the LSD brand in locations that included Birmingham and London in the UK, as well as Nashville and Los Angeles in the United States. LSD was purchased by Production Resource Group in 1998 where Nick remained in charge of Concert Touring and special projects for another ten years.
Nick joined Chaos Visual Productions in January 2009, as Chief Operating Officer and partner. After a solid five years of building up the video rental powerhouse, Nick returned to PRG with the formation of the new Music Group.
Director of Operations, PRG Music Group
Eamonn’s interest in live events started during his early years in Toronto Canada, where he studied Technical Theatre at Humber College and began working in the industry. He worked his way from the local Driver for Westsun Lighting to become a touring Lighting Technician, touring with bands like Oasis, Bryan Adams, and Jay Z. Eamonn joined PRG full time to focus more on the production side of the industry in the Toronto location. He started as Staffing Coordinator and held the position of Project Coordinator for PRG Services before being moved up to Project Manager for Concert Touring.
Eamonn has recently been promoted into the role Director of Operations for the newly created Music Group. He spends his time in both the Las Vegas and Los Angeles locations working closely with the Account Managers.
During his free time, Eamonn enjoys being with his wife Sarah and their two beautiful daughters, usually at a softball diamond cheering them on.
Vice President, PRG Nocturne
Based out of PRG in Los Angeles, Curry Grant develops lighting solutions for concert tours, music videos, corporate events, and television & film productions.
Curry began his career in 1974 working as a Lighting Technician for Wild West Productions in Houston. During the latter half of the 1970s and much of the 1980s, Curry worked as a freelance Lighting Designer for such well known acts as Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp, and Hall & Oates. He also helped Marty Callner, the esteemed music video producer, create some of the world’s first long-form music videos. Curry’s lighting designs can be seen on MTV videos produced for many different performers, including Aerosmith, Whitesnake, Stevie Nicks, and Chaka Khan.
Since joining Vari*Lite in 1988, Curry had the opportunity to support some of the industry’s best known lighting designers, including Steve Cohen, Paul Guthrie, Bryan Leitch, Peter Morse, and Simon Miles. Before answering the call of the road, Curry completed over four years of studies at the University of Houston.
He has been nominated for numerous VPA Monitor lighting awards, including Best Lighting Director, and in 2014 received a Primetime Emmy Award for his support to “Dancing With the Stars.”
Curry joined PRG in 2004 as a result of the merger between PRG and Vari*Lite Production Services (VLPS).
Vice President, Special Projects
Robert "Bobby" Allen has had an extensive career that has covered many aspects of the live event/live entertainment world. He started his career at an early age, starting out as a rigger and carpenter at the New York Metropolitan Opera.
From there, Bobby worked the circuit of theatres and stages of New York City and honed specialized skills working on television shows like Saturday Night Live, All My Children, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and ABC and NBC News shows, all the while still working performances and theatres like New York City Center Theatre's dance companies including Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, and Paul Taylor and Broadway shows including Lion King, Aida, and Phantom of the Opera.
The next rung on the career ladder landed Bobby at the mecca of live entertainment, Madison Square Garden. He started there in 1994, and worked regularly at MSG until 2009, making lasting friendships and many relationships that stand to this day. During his tenure in NYC, Bobby became a member of IATSE Local One and still holds his card to this day.
In 1995, Bobby took his first touring position with Luther Vandross as Head Rigger. This experience inspired him to open two of his own companies, RDA Entertainment Rigging Inc. and JAX Logistics Inc. In a very short time, Bobby moved up and assumed the roles of Staging Supervisor and Production Manager on international record-setting tours featuring artists like Andrea Bocelli, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Usher, Maroon 5, Beck, and many more.
In the past 10 years, Bobby has successfully transitioned between the worlds of touring, live events, festivals, sporting events, multi-act and multi-camera variety television shows, promotional marketing, large scale corporate activations and has even stepped into the political arena, as Staging Supervisor of Barack Obama’s Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech in Denver.
Bobby joined PRG in June of 2011 as an Account Executive for the concert touring division, and now operates out of the PRG San Fernando, CA office.
In his spare time, Bobby enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and four children; cooking for friends and family using his secret BBQ recipes; a round of golf; or a refreshing hike in the Agoura foothills. Bobby is a trusted and seasoned entertainment professional.
Executive Vice President, PRG Nocturne
Paul is a 30+ year veteran of the concert touring industry. Co-founding San Francisco-based Nocturne Productions, he pioneered the use of large screen image magnification for the rock arena and stadium environments. In the 80’s he started as touring video director with acts such as Journey, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Guns ‘n Roses, and Elton John, to name a very few. He was nominated for a Grammy for a video produced for Prince. Paul still tours as video director to Paul McCartney, a position he has held since 1989.
Paul’s touring history gives him a unique perspective of the multiple facets of providing a video package to the tours where he acts as account executive, noting that, “It’s not just providing the latest in equipment, we make sure the crews are competent and compatible with road life as well as insuring the equipment is packaged to fit in the minimal amount of cargo space”.
Taking Nocturne from the analog days to the digital multi-screen, high tech productions in use by so many today, Paul still is in close contact with many of the production managers and show designers he has gone through the ranks with.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Paul now lives in the San Francisco bay area with his wife Lisa. He has one daughter in college and one about to become a nurse.