Executive MUSIC ENABLER
Lyz Luke carved out a name as an “Executive Music Enabler” over her 7 year career in the Arts. Residing in the heart of Oakland, Lyz has presented shows with over 150 bands from all over the Bay Area. Luke has learned to appreciate the truly undeniable strength of community among the Bay Area arts. She serves many roles within the Bay Area: UnderCover Presents (Executive Producer & Founder), Oakland Symphony (Special Projects Manager), and Second Line Vinyl (Chief Community Officer & Founder). Lyz’s performance management, production, and development background is bolstered by extensive experience nonprofit event fundraising, event sponsorship, & PR. She has also worked with the Red Poppy Art House, ArtSpan (SF Open Studios), AIDS Walk, The San Francisco Marathon, and others. Lyz Luke founded UnderCover in 2010 and has since released 14 albums/showcases as part of the series.
Awards & Affiliations: Governor on the SF Board of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), 2017’s YBCA 100 List, SF Weekly's “Best of” (twice), Grants Panelist for Oakland Cultural Funding Program, 2 Mayoral Proclamations presented at UnderCover shows to Sly & The Family Stone as well as Green Day, B.S. in Economics from St. John’s University, NCAA Championship ring in fencing.
Art Direction and Design
ART DIRECTOR AND LEAD STAGE DESIGN
Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, Rachel Znerold knew early on that she was different—she saw beauty in decomposing logs and scrawled wild designs on her sneakers. Now, as a painter, fashion designer, performance artist, creative consultant, and production designer, Rachel has crafted a life steeped in the arts. A member of San Francisco’s vibrant art scene, Rachel’s work has shown at 111 MInna, Wonderland Gallery, Secession, Femina Potens, SF MOMA New Media Lounge at Yerba Buena Nite Out, and Fort Mason Center; she has created stage designs for The Fox Theater, The Fillmore, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, The Independent, and JCC. Rachel is passionate about using art to build strong community and a culture of social activism, and she has partnered with ArtSpan SF, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, Project HOPE Art, UnderCover Presents, and Creativity Explored to ignite and support artists. For over a decade, Rachel has also served as Zenzi Creative Director, specializing in visual strategies and campaign ideation. Rachel’s artwork is inspired by the universality of form in the organic world, the rituals of humanity, and a commitment to availabilism in the creative use of repurposed materials. www.rachelzart.com
HEAD OF LIVE SOUND
About: Ryan John is a musician-turned-engineer who currently works as Product Manager for Avid Live Sound. His work as a mix and front of house engineer has taken him around the world with local artists as well as legends such as Black Sabbath, Sir Paul McCartney, and more. When asked to be part of the UnderCover Team with the full disclosure of "You'll probably have the most difficult job in the Bay Area that night..." Ryan responded "I'm in!" A man who likes a good challenge, Ryan has degrees from University of Massachusetts, Ex'pression College and has a rescue dog named Sherlock.
Notable Clients: Sir Paul McCartney, Black Sabbath, Chrisette Michele (Def Jam), Cody Simpson (Atlantic), Escape the Fate (Interscope), Jessie Ware (Island), Mayer Hawthorne (Universal), Phillip Phillips (Interscope), Robin Thicke (Interscope), Solange Knowles (Geffen)
DESIGNER & copywriter
Micah is a writer, podcaster, graphic designer, and musician living in Oakland, California.
He has been published in KQED, San Francisco Classical Voice, SF Weekly, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian (RIP). As a music journalist, he has been thrilled to interview a wide range of luminaries, including Roscoe Mitchell, Myra Melford, José James, Jason Marsalis, and founding members of Sly & The Family Stone.
A native Vermonter with an affinity for making noise and pondering, Micah satisfied the first with a lifelong pursuit of music, and the later by earning a B.A. in philosophy from Wesleyan University in 2007. It was here that he began his love affair with radio, hosting a jazz program for the college station - WESU Middletown. Dubreuil is the producer of Running The Voodoo Down, the music interview podcast featuring Bay Area artists and venues.
In 2009 he co-founded the soul group Con Brio, which he wrote for, performed in, and helped grow into an international touring act before leaving in early 2016. During those years he sharpened his skills as a graphic designer, beginning with show posters and eventually expanding his repertoire to include album design, logos, advertisements, and any other visuals that might be needed by musical or non-profit organizations. MicahDubreuil.com
ASSISTANT SOUND ENGINEER
Brendan Dreaper is a musician and sound engineer. Starting his music career as a drummer in Oakland band Not Sure Not Yet, he continues to play with San Francisco indie-rock group Diamond Heights. After studying music production at Diablo Valley College and an internship at Fantasy Studios, he launched his career as a freelance audio engineer and has worked with UnderCover Presents, Eastlake Music Festival and various bands in the Bay Area. He finds running live sound particularly fulfilling and is always looking for opportunities to work with musicians on getting the best audio at their performances. BrendanDreaper.wordpress.com
lead studio album engineer
Alberto Hernandez is a San Francisco Bay Area based audio engineer, mixer and music producer. Alberto also has years of post production experience as an ADR mixer, Loop Group mixer, Foley mixer, soundtrack recordist and mixer, dialogue and music editor. Furthermore, Alberto is experienced in voice over recording for radio, audiobooks and podcasts.
Born in Mexico City, and coming from a multinational (Mexican and German) family, Alberto has had the opportunity to be immersed in many different cultures and has been directly exposed to various unconventional musical genres. He is a fluent native Spanish and English speaker and has basic German language skills.
At the age of seven, Alberto began to study the saxophone, beginning with alto, progressing to tenor and then baritone saxophone. Alberto was academically involved in music from elementary school through college and has a deep understanding of music theory and is fully musically literate.
Alberto has had the opportunity to work on projects and with artists from all over the world and from very different genres making him well rounded and versatile. AlbertoHernandezAudio.com