Joel is a Florida-based freelance, multidisciplinary designer and
professional photographer. He has been involved in the design and visual
projects with Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Flying Colors, Spock’s Beard,
Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly, Haken, Nick D’Virgilio, Flotsam and Jetsam,
Änglagård, Eric Gillette, In Continuum, Karmamoi, Mile Marker Zero and
“… Despite studying software development, I’ve been a self-taught
designer and photographer for most of my life; dabbling with code and
digital manipulation software has become my natural element”, says Joel.
“Photography and digital art allow me to express what I’m thinking and
feeling in ways that no words could ever do. Memories, moments and moods
can be captured and compiled in an image, which makes them unrepeatable
and unique. My work seeks to be a window open to the imagination and the
sensations of those who want to enjoy it…”
Having wrapped up his 36-year career as a battalion chief/firefighter in the western states, Asad has now embarked upon a new chapter delving into the many facets of the music industry.
After volunteering at Progstock and touring with Randy McStine when he opened for The Pineapple Thief on their first US tour, Asad has developed a deep desire to continue touring with artists, bringing with him his undeniable work ethic and providing the best customer service to both fans and the artists with whom he works.
In his spare time, Asad loves to rescue dogs and also founded a Non-Profit called, “Project Enlighten” that creates educational opportunities for children in developing countries.
In a nutshell: Philanthropist. Firefighter. Adventure traveler. Bringing order to chaos through compassionate leadership.
Jeff has been an avid music fan the majority of his life. His first introductions to music were through his parents and included the works of Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Dixieland Jazz bands. He learned to “crank up” the stereo when his parents brought home their first console stereo and played Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture (Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra) at 11! Is it any wonder that his love of music is so varied? He has been a season ticket holder to the Santa Fe Opera, has attended more Grateful Dead shows than he can count, travels long distances for shows (yup even crossing the pond a time or two) and has been a regular on the Prog festival circuit. He and his signature “gig hat” have been attending RoSfest since 2013 where he found a family, he didn’t know existed…
Typically (when not attending a show somewhere) you can find Jeff at home with The Lovely Miss Barbara (TLMB) and Val and Princie, The Studio n Dogs, working on his passions. He and TLMB operate Farming Artists; their homestead where they are continually working on projects related to food and sustainability. They mix old world techniques with modern technologies and train others to take care of themselves in these ways. He has also been an artist his whole life operating Pisces Moon Studios since 1998.
Jeff is excited to be an official part of the RoSfest crew. Keeping the dream of great live music alive in what ever small way he can and helping to bring more sonic joy into your ears.
Lovely Rita (yes, she really was named after the song) has been a music lover since birth. She is the very definition of a music tourist, having attended or worked at concerts or festivals in 15 countries across 4 continents with plans for more. She has been a fixture at RoSfest since 2014 when she first came to the festival with Lisa Wetton.
When she is not a cape-wearing, bad-music-fighting member of the Crewsome Twosome with Octavia Brown, Rita is busy in many aspects of the music world. With her partner in musical crime, Sven Henriksen, she operates The Band Wagon USA, a merchandising website and fulfillment center for a growing number of artists, as well as a logistical and merch support provider for bands on tour. She manages The Cyberiam, a heavy prog band from Chicago, and assists with a few others. She owns Random Disturbance Records, home of Edison’s Children and Rick Armstrong. She is a member of both the ProgStock crew and NJ Proghouse staff.
In her spare time… Who are we kidding, she doesn’t have any spare time…
Shelby Logan Warne, better-known as the founding member, keyboard player and lead singer of UK-based band, KYROS, will primarily be responsible for creating social media content in the form of videos throughout the year. At the festival itself she’ll be putting all her technical skills to good use, providing additional support for our stage crew and generally helping out, both backstage and front of house.
Robert will be seen and heard at RoSFest in 2022 as our resident Beer Garden Music Director, so make sure you stop by and say hello. Robert currently resides in NC, and known as a keyboard player for groups like the States, Mayson, Blue Angel, Ruth Copeland, Ronnie Spector, Rhett Tyler, his Studio work includes Johnny Nash, Star Cruiser, Rian Adkinson, and more… Award-Winning Documentary Soundtrack “The Fiery Narrows – Following The Path Of John Charles Fremont”…
Current projects and releases
Robert Schindler – Robeone – Piano Stories 2021
Robeone – My World – 2020
Robeone – Circles – 2020
Robeone – Robeone 2018
Joe Mac’s American Garage Bullet Train 2021
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