President / CEO, Sharpe Entertainment Services, Inc.
Director, Seven.Design.Works. LLC
Wil Sharpe has been making a mark in the music business since the former guitarist / lead singer landed his first record deal on Capitol Records with his band Ethos. The entrepreneurial-minded Sharpe also attended college and founded his first business, Theatre Arts Concerts, Inc., a concert promotion company partnered with fellow Indiana native and global industry vet Kevin Wall.
Sharpe eventually parlayed his experience in concert promotion into a successful career as President / CEO of Showco Inc. Under his team leadership, the company became the largest pro-audio and general contracting company for live music in the world, working with superstar clients, including Peter Gabriel, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Prince, and many more. During Sharpe’s tenure, Showco expanded by launching sister company Vari-Lite.
Sharpe transitioned into artist management forming Carr/Sharpe Entertainment Services Inc., mentored by veteran management partner Budd Carr: representing established and emerging artists including Kansas, Fishbone, Asia, Slaughter, Steel Pulse, Masters of Reality, Imperial Drag, Jason Faulkner, along with numerous music supervision projects. Current SES clients include K’s Choice, international vocal star Sarah Bettens, and the amazing bilingual popstar for kids, Twinkle Time and Friends. He is also the Director for Seven Design Works LLC, a production and lighting design boutique founded by design icon LeRoy Bennett. Clients include Lady Gaga, Keith Urban, Sir Paul McCartney, Beyonce, Mayday, Rammstein, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Nine Inch Nails, the Weeknd and many, many more.