The greatest gratification I have achieved as a musician beyond the creative impulse has been when I have been able to work with other musicians in support of “good works.”
That has ranged from fundraisers for a local music program to a "diner tour" that raised awareness and money for New Jersey Food Banks.
As a marketing guy, I have also been able to provide publicity, advertising and posters, social media, and production support to make these events happen. I decided to put together my “all star” band of musicians I have worked with over the years dedicated to more “good works.”
One of those musicians is our keyboard player Paul Ungar who as an entertainment attorney has put together fundraising events on a much larger scale.
Our goal is to work with worthy charities and nonprofits to produce events. Initially we plan to start with smaller scale events with local organizations with the goal of producing larger events with more impact in conjunction with sponsors.
Kindred Souls Diner Tour
OUR NONPROFIT EXPERIENCE
Paul Ungar is a former full-time professional touring and recording artist. Paul is an entertainment & intellectual property lawyer and has represented major celebrities including U2, Salt 'N Pepa, Grace Jones, and major entertainment companies including Roadrunner Records whose artists include Nickelback and Slipknot.
As the former in-house counsel and business affairs executive for Radio City Music Hall, he helped put together many charitable including "Living The Dream - A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." featuring Bill Cosby, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle & Neil Diamond. He was also instrumental in putting together benefits for tsunami victims in Japan and victims of Hurricane Irene.
Several of his clients have also produced charitable events including concerts by Elton John and Billy Joel for the benefit of the Johns Hopkins Children's Cancer Center and a concert by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes for several North Jersey Catholic High Schools.
I have been the principal of the marketing communications firm PL Communications for 25+ years. I have has worked with Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized businesses. A former English teacher, I started my career as the PR Director for The Inner City Ensemble, a performing arts company and school for teenagers. I have worked with many nonprofits over the years including hospitals, colleges, and foundations. I have created corporate scholarship programs and done pro bono for nonprofits including Summit Speech School.