Micah Dalton is the Collective's co-founder and Executive Creative Director. Born and raised in Atlanta is half of the new band, Dwayne Shivers. His favorite show thus far has been Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On. Micah enjoys a good pair of sneakers, early 20th century Catholic fiction writing (who doesn't?), Sinbad stand up, and passive sports watching. He recommends JR Crickets (where chicken is chicken, but the wing is the thing) for anyone looking to fall in love with Atlanta in the realest of ways.
Favorite Album: The Beatles | Rubber Soul
Singer-songwriter-author David Berkeley now lives in the wilds of New Mexico. But he used to call Candler Park home. And while his wife was pregnant with their second son, Berkeley and Dalton were dreaming up this here Collective. In the early days, he did whatever was required to pull the shows off, from emceeing to performing to cooking flavorless refried beans (i.e. prison food) for the Folsom Prison show. David is the Collective's wordsmith and copy writer. His favorite show was Graceland.
Favorite Album: Neil Young | Comes A Time
Rhiannon (aka Rhi) Clark joined the Collective family as the Operations & Booking Director in September of 2012. Of course she knew well of the Collective long before that as she saw their presentations regularly at the Attic. When Rhi isn't running the day to day, she is the Talent Buyer and Marketing Director for Eddie Owen Presents, based out of Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, Georgia. Her very favorite Collective show was Paul McCartney's RAM and any album featuring Adron and/or The Shadowboxers.
Favorite Album: Pretenders | Self Titled
David and his branding agency 3 Owl Media, are largely to thank for why what we do looks so good. First and foremost he's a seasoned guitarist and music lover, but David brings his background in marketing and design to the Collective table, helping to build the brand and create amazing visuals. Since joining the family in 2009, David has been art-directing video shoots, engaging with the artists to produce the most visceral content, developing the most user-friendly site experience, and basically just giving his artistic all 24-7. His favorite show was The Beatles' Abbey Road.
Favorite Album: Radiohead | OK Computer
Robby Handley, of the band Sleepy Guest, is our musical director. Let’s take it back to the fall of 2010. Robby was loitering outside of Twain’s in Decatur when he ran into co-founder Micah Dalton. 'Micah,' Robby said, 'how about you let me play your Abbey Road show?' Micah knew of Robby's chops and didn't blink before saying yes. That was the hook, and Robby hasn't looked back, tallying up at least 30 shows over the next several years. He's played a lot of gems, but he says one of my most eye-opening collective shows had to be Springsteen’s Nebraska.
Favorite Album: Songs of Leonard Cohen
Joel Seibel is the ATL Collective's favorite button-pusher. He asked for a real title, so he's been dubbed the Technical Director. In his spare moments, he is a producer, engineer and generally useful fellow. His favorite show so far has been Purple Rain, and he'll tell you so himself. He is a shameless lover of old technology, plants and dancing. He is the biggest nerd on the team by a long shot.
Favorite Album: Paul Simon | Graceland
Thomas designs all of ATL Collective's collateral. He and David Feldman work together at their branding agency, 3 Owl Media, to make our posters and our website look pretty. He’s played violin, guitar and pedalboard noises at a few collective shows in the past. The first time he played the Collective’s annual Thriller Halloween show, he dressed up as a wizard. The second time, he dressed as seaweed. His favorite alternate personalities are the robot and the lizard. His favorite show so far was Speaking in Tongues.
Favorite Album: Shuggie Otis | Inspiration Information