From Hallelujah to Last Goodbye: An Evening with Jeff Buckley’s Manager, Dave Lory – Tickets – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA – July 22nd, 2018

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From Hallelujah to Last Goodbye: An Evening with Jeff Buckley's Manager, Dave Lory

Goldenvoice Presents

From Hallelujah to Last Goodbye: An Evening with Jeff Buckley's Manager, Dave Lory

Sunday July 22

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is all ages

From Hallelujah to Last Goodbye: An Evening with Jeff Buckley's Manager, Dave Lory
From Hallelujah to Last Goodbye: An Evening with Jeff Buckley's Manager, Dave Lory
Dave Lory has quite a diverse background, mainly in the arts and entertainment areas for over 30 years working internationally with artists, record companies, ad agencies and media. He also is the owner and operator of several businesses that work together to assist the entertainment business and others in meeting their goals and objectives in the fields of live production, security and consulting.
Lory has worked with every genre of music including rock, pop, country, rap, R&B and EDM. He has run global record companies, both major and independent, managed numerous artists worldwide, produced some of the largest events in the US, ran an entertainment division for JWT ad agency and has been involved with some of the biggest hits globally in his career.
In 2016 Lory was approach by CAA to represent him in both writing a book and being the Executive Producer on a film on legendary performer Jeff Buckley, who drowned in the Mississippi River in May 1996. Lory was Buckley’s manager from the beginning of his career until his tragic death.
Beginning is 2011, Lory implemented security details and as supervisor, mainly for CSS Security Services, working with the City of New York, oversees security for all the parks and their concerts and events that take place including, but not limited to, the Electric Zoo Festival with 50,000 participants daily and Governors Ball for 40,000, to shows with musical artists like the Killers, the Foo Fighters, Neil Young and the Black Keys with over 80,000 people attending at Central Park in New York City for “Global Poverty” which airs on NBC annually to name a few. In addition, Lory has handled security details for politicians including French President Francois Hollande and numerous events for former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton with the US Secret Service.
In September 2009 and with the changes happening in the music industry, Dave started DJL Live Music Productions LLC as a company which does production of live shows and events, as he returned to the roots of the entertainment industry he loves the most. Lory’s first client was his partnership with original co-founder of the New Music Seminar (NMS), Tom Silverman, in bringing back the largest music conference in the world from the 80’s and 90’s to create the NEW music business and to help artists break through with its “Artist on the Verge” platform. Since the rebirth of NMS in 2009, it has now grown to be an annual event in June in New York City and has spawned “Music Week” with the City of New York and the NMS New York Music Festival. At the same time in 2009, Lory tour managed Perez Hilton’s North American tour and coordinated Kid Cudi’s tour while tour managing Semi Precious Weapons tour of North America with Lady Gaga on her first theater tour. In the 1980’s into the early 90’s, Lory tour managed arena tours for a host of heavy metal bands for over a decade. Lory’s last two productions were tech events with live talent performing; Propeller Fest in Hoboken, NJ in May 2016 and HawkeFest which will take place in Los Angeles in October 2017.
In 2010, Lory produced “Escape to New York” based on the Secret Garden Party UK, the largest independent music festival in the world with its curator and owner Fred Fellowes. This 3 day Hamptons based festival included attendees from all over the world, had multiple
locations that included art projects, glamour camping, dance and music stages and other interactive activities on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation among other locations in Southampton, New York. This was the first time Suffolk County allowed a festival since 2003. Other events over the years Lory produced annually included the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Dinner, Heroes Dinner for NARAS (The Grammys) as well as the opening event for the Grammy’s return to New York City among others.
Dave Lory’s early experience had him managing artists like The Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Buckley and Courtney Love, to running international record companies working with over 300 artists overseeing their marketing and promotion outside the domestic US including Bon Jovi, KISS, Shania Twain, Hanson, Elvis Costello among others as Sr. Vice President at Polygram Records. The label was the number one international label in the world every year Lory was there.
When Polygram was bought by Universal, Lory help to start Artemis Records with music veteran Danny Goldberg which was named Billboard’s Independent Label of the Year its first two years in 2000 and 2001, spawning numerous Grammy nominations for their artists and the largest selling record at the time, Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out”. During this same two year time period, Lory was named as a finalist for “Artist Development Executive of the Year” by Pollstar Magazine.
Lory teaches at William Patterson and New York University and was also a founding member for the Manager’s Forum in the US, a watchdog group protecting artists and their rights in the industry and with governmental agencies.
Lory lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey with his wife Samantha who have been married for 20 years and their daughters Charlotte and Lily.