It is a source of pride that Tunewelders is 100% owned by its staff (business partners Jeremy Gilbertson, Ben Holst, Jason Shannon and Vic Stafford). While we are musicians first and foremost, we embrace the challenge and excitement of blazing our own trail as business owners and entrepreneurs.
Ben is a graduate of the The Grady College at the University of Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism - Advertising. His introduction to the Atlanta music industry began at Southern Tracks Recording Studio where he worked with international recording artists, including Grammy Award® winning producer Brendan O’Brien. Since that time, he has established himself as an industry leader in commercial music, sound design, and has written and produced campaign music for JFG Coffee, Locos Grill and Pub, AGCO Tractors, Full Throttle Energy Drinks, The Medical University of South Carolina, Baskin-Robbins, and the Atlanta Braves . In 2012 he won both Gold and Silver ADDY® awards for Sound Design and Original Music for the National Children's Study-Queens, and was recently sound designer for the top Nielsen-rated Doritos “Goat4Sale” commercial which aired during Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013. Ben is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, has been a featured performer with violinist Bobby Yang and the Atlanta Pops Symphony and performs with International recording artist Michelle Malone. He also actively records and performs in fundraising efforts for the Georgia Innocence Project. http://www.lifesentencealbum.com
A graduate of Kennesaw State University's Business Administration program, Jeremy is a proven and successful entrepreneur. As co-founder of Tunewelders, he has turned his business focus towards music, his first passion. His advertising production credits include Full Throttle Energy Drinks, Coke Zero, CBS Final Four Pre-Game, Medical University of South Carolina and Baskin-Robbins. He co-wrote "Energy at Work", a 2012 Bronze ADDY® award winning campaign music for Full Throttle Energy Drinks. A talented composer and multi-instrumentalist, his work has been featured in the feature-length documentary Outcast Forever and the independent short-film The Boyscout. He is on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Ad Club and is active with the Georgia Music Partners and the Technology Association of Georgia.
Jason graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Master Certificate in Arranging and Orchestration, and studied at the Ali Akbar College of Music under Grammy Award®-winning composer Ali Akbar Khan. He also studied musical performance under virtuoso mandolinist Evan Marshall. Jason has arranged, composed and performed original music for advertising, television, short films, documentaries and video games. His credits include the Atlanta Hawks, Coca-Cola, CNN, Fox Sports, PGA, Super Bowl XLVIII, the film “Hits” (an official 2013 Sundance selection) and a wide range of independent short films and documentaries. Jason is a life-long technologist, an expert in radio frequency and fiber optics, and active in the development of next-generation audio and entertainment related technologies. For more information, please visit his website at www.jasontoddshannon.com.
Vic, a fellow graduate of the Berklee College of Music, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Performance, and has studied with drummers Alan Dawson, Joy Gentile, Byron Hedgepeth, Jim Chapin, Jeff Sipe and Bernard Purdie. He has toured as a Drummer with Donna The Buffalo, Toubab Krewe, Phil Driscoll, Bobby Yang, and Blueground Undergrass. He is a well-known and respected studio engineer, having engineered countless records working in the studio scene in and around the Atlanta metro area and his hometown of Asheville, NC.