Barbara M Wahli
Barb Rocks | Nemesis Media Inc.
VP of A&R
San Francisco Bay Area
Barbara Wahli, known by her moniker Barb Rocks, is recognized for managing some of San Jose's most successful independent rock bands, as well as for putting on highly-organized and well-attended shows at reputable venues in the San Jose Bay Area for over 10 years. Under Barbara's management, her bands have reached some huge goals and local successes, including radio airplay (Live 105, 107.7 The Bone), music festival placements (BottleRock Napa, San Francisco Pride, SubZERO Festival, SoFA Street Fair), licensing/publishing deals, and strategic show bookings with well-known touring acts. She's also organized and been a core team member for two local music festivals, Left Coast Live and West Valley College's West Fest, and is involved in various capacities in the Santa Cruz Music Festival. Currently Barbara leads the South Bay chapter of Balanced Breakfast, a group of music industry professionals that meet regularly for breakfast and talk about actions they can employ that will help grow the arts community. With her band management roster expanding, Barbara was on a mission to find a like-minded company to help support the growing needs of her artists, so it seemed only natural for her join the Nemesis Media team in 2015, a move that benefits both sides tremendously, becoming an unstoppable force together.