Blue Raven Entertainment is an all-encompassing entertainment agency, handling every aspect of an artist’s career to include artist management, booking, marketing, and promotion. We also provide booking services for theatres, festivals, and outdoor events, utilizing our industry relationships and overall knowledge of the business to secure the best entertainment at fair and reasonable pricing. Often times, we are able to find that “needle in the haystack” booking that is sure to create a magical night.
We specialize in finding quality entertainment and venues alike, using our knowledge and expertise to marry the two into a profitable situation for everyone involved. We work to not only do what is best for the artist but for the overall show itself, which is truly important in developing a successful career in this business.
Our goal is to create long-term relationships with all of our clients, both artists, and buyers, maintaining a level of professionalism the whole way through and hopefully creating friendships along the way.
Sean D. Gilday
Sean D. Gilday has been an entrepreneur for close to 25 years starting his first company in 1994. That company was one of the most successful merchandising companies in New Jersey providing custom printed merchandise to many of the biggest companies in the world. In 2003, He started Blue Raven Entertainment to combine his love of sales and music, creating a company that works with National Acts, Tribute Acts as well as local and regional original acts. In 2017, Sean, along with Partners Jonathan Peirce and Tony Pallagrosi, started Fly On The Wall Concerts, a company dedicated to promoting great shows all over the east coast.
Sean is a veteran of the Armed Services serving 4 years in the U.S. Army as a Crew Chief on fixed winged aircraft. He is a graduate of William Paterson University, was the Senior Class President and a highlight of his college career was giving the commencement speech for the graduating class of 1992. For the last 14 years Sean and his staff have worked hard to build one of the fastest growing music agencies in the United States.
Quote: “I am extremely proud to help bring to the stage some of the most talented musical acts to stages all over the United States and beyond.”
Fun Facts: I have eaten Jelly fish and have travelled to Thailand, Hong Kong and China many times.
Rachel L. Hill
Rachel L. Hill is a graduate of William Paterson University year 2011. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music Management. She is a classically trained pianist who began taking lessons at the age of 5. A Pennsylvania country girl native, she aspired for life in the big city. She started in the business as a PR intern for Road Runner Records followed by a Promotions Intern at Jive Records / Sony Music Entertainment in NYC. Out of her Music Management graduating class, she was chosen for an opportunity in WP’s career shadowing program where former alumni’s and current students are partnered together for business opportunities. There she met Sean and was introduced to his company Blue Raven Entertainment. She began as an intern, eventually was hired to a part-time position, built that into a full-time position, and since 2017 has become part owner.
After over a decade in the music industry, Shaun Hague has carved quite a path on all sides. Hague has played the part of Touring Sideman (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Waite), Writer (Acoustic Guitar, Fretboard Journal), Talent Buyer (Saint Rocke) and the agency world (Monterey International, Supreme Entertainment Artists). Hague is the RA for such legendary acts as John Waite, Stephen Bishop and Mike Campbell.
Michael comes to Blue Raven from a 20 year sales and management career in Telecommunications. That being said, he is no stranger to the music industry and live music. Prior to entering the telecommunications industry, Michael spent the better part of the 90s working in music. He was on the road with God Street Wine for a number of years and in various roles ranging from Tour and Production Manager to Lighting Director. After leaving the road, Michael worked in production in and around New York City. His home base gig was as the Lighting Director at Irving Plaza. Michael has always kept his foot in the door in the music industry, and has worked one-offs throughout the years as a tour manager, production manager, etc. When God Street Wine reunited in 2010, Michael resumed his work with the band as co-manager, and continues to work with them in that role. At home, Michael is a devoted husband to his wife, Sarah, father to his children, Dylan and Emma, and step-father to Armen and Jamie. Michael loves to attend concerts with his son, Broadway shows with his daughter, and he coaches his step kids’ recreation basketball teams. When he’s not seeing live music or juggling the family activities, Michael is an active participant in many National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Multiple Sclerosis Association of America activities and events.
Connor E. Binko
Connor E. Binko is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey, 2012. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music Industry, and bounced around between various fields for the next few years. On one random day in 2016, Connor decided enough was enough and wrote Sean an email and put it all on the line. Shortly after, he started as an intern, which turned into a part-time position and then eventually a full time position. Connor lives in West Milford with his wife, and loves The Front Bottoms & Coheed and Cambria.