Will Covington - CEO
Biography and partial history of Will Covington
Inferno Music Group is headed by Will Covington and also is a company of full-service music promotions/production specializing in concerts/variety shows, special events coordination, stage management, talent bookings, music publishing, and sound recording productions.
Some of the musical projects Will did was production of a song called, "Wizzdom/Freebase" for TK Productions (1980), "After Loving You" - a project picked up by MCA International's Recent Future Music (1984), production of Randy Cotton's hit CD, "Call on Jesus", and countless others. To date, Will has produced dozens of recording projects. Seven of these projects were released on his label, EGI Records, including "A COMMEMORATIVE TRIBUTE TO FLORIDA MEMORIAL COLLEGE" (now Florida Memorial University). This production is a mix of contemporary gospel and inspirational music celebrating the college's 117-year history; proceeds were earmarked for scholarships. The other fundraising recording, "WE CARE", boosted financial support of relief efforts for the starving refugees of Ethiopia. Will's company has promoted over 110 concerts/shows which resulted in job development for hundreds of professional entertainers and cultural performing artists. Also, his company provided entertainment for the 1995 Super Bowl (Miami) and Summer Olympics (Miami) which followed. EGI has promoted concerts with The O'Jays, Billy Paul, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Bill Summers and Summer's Heat, Shirley Caesar, Richard Smallwood and the Smallwood Singers, Dorothy Norwood, Chi'lites, Betty Wright, Timmy Thomas, and many many more.
Will was also commissioned by the City of Miami's Convention and Visitors Bureau to take professional music groups out to different pow wows throughout the South. He is a recipient of numerous awards including the "WE CARE" gold record award (1985), Metro-Dade County Vanguard Award (1993), and the 1995 Certificate of Appreciation from Metro-Dade County, just to name a few.
Will is a an accomplished professional drummer and record producer. During the past 33 years, he performed with many major music recording artists like Gladys Knight & The Pips, James Brown, Al Green, Betty Wright, The Ink Spots, The Commodores, Chi-Lites, Roy Ayers, Minister Randy Cotton, and his own R&B band known as Omari. Will recorded with B.B. King during the making of King's 50th Anniversary album; the single on that project, "MY GUITAR SINGS THE BLUES", earned a GRAMMY IN 1985.
Frank Taylor - Vice President
Frank Taylor is Vice President of Inferno Music Group and IMG Records. He has performed with Ray Charles, Philip Smith (Principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic), the Dallas Brass, the Chicago Lyric Brass and has been a participant in master classes by Bud Herseth and Vincent Cichowicz of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Marie Speziale of the Cincinnati Symphony. He has also performed with the Jacksonville Symphony, Brevard Symphony, Space Coast Symphony Wind Ensemble and the Central Florida Community Arts Symphony Orchestra.
Frank is also CEO of Building Leaders for Success, Inc. Their goal is to educate and provide people with the tools needed to lead more productive, successful lives. Building Leaders for Success is also the former owner of Kid City USA - Lake Mary and the current owner of the hit brass group - Forza.
Frank is also Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit charity, Music To My Mind. The mission of Music To My Mind is to promote music education, preservation and promotion of the wind band and its subcomponents, connecting people to people in the music industry and continuing education for teachers and students.
Frank Taylor is also a professional conductor having worked with professional musicians all across the country in studio recording sessions as well as professional musicians in the local community. He also works with schools across the country as a clinician.
Wagner Fulco - A&R / Director
Production requires hard work and passion. Wagner Fulco brings a vision to renew the world of music.
Wagner began his career like most Brazilian musicians playing in night clubs, particularly Lua Nua in Guarulhos, where he performed alongside Brazilian phenomenon Mamonas Assassinas. After moving to the United States and working with artists like Steve Vai, he became actor Antonio Banderas' private engineer, guitarist, arranger, and friend. Through Banderas, more opportunities opened, allowing him to work with Alejandro Sanz, Sting, Vicente Amigo, Penelope Cruz, Elton John and others. Wagner eventually opened WavaFlow Studios in Los Angeles, California where his first customers were the rap group Black Eyed Peas and Sergio Mendes.
Wagner has also worked on various projects with Snoop Dogg, Motown Records, and Tribo de Jah lead singer Fauzi. He also recorded a version of Livin 'La Vida Loca, sung by the Puss-in-Boots (played by Banderas) in Shrek 2. In 2010, he introduced Brazilian legend Pepeu Gomes to the American market by playing as his guitarist on a recent tour to the USA. Through his connections, Wavaflow Studios become a "headquarters" to the most important productions made in Los Angeles.
Wagner has also made appearances in the Cypress Hill music video "Amanda America" with Pit Bull and Marc Anthony. Outside the studio, Wagner headed the DARE contest for numerous schools in California, and the winner (Brandon Archer) recorded a CD at the Wava Flow studios.