Evert Wilbrink

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Evert Wilbrink started in the entertainment industry at the age of 16 as free-lance music-writer.  He quit Amsterdam University to become press-officer at Columbia Records.
Early 1967, Wilbrink was hired away by EMI Records as Promotion & Special Projects Manager to work the Stax, Warner/Reprise and Elektra Record labels and became involved with the Kinks, Frank Zappa, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, The Doors and Van Morrison.
February 1971, Wilbrink joined BMG Music Benelux as publisher, later as product and marketing manager, managing Island, Virgin and Chrysalis Records; signing local act Herman Brood & His Wild Romance and signing Joan Jett & the Blackhearts; initiating the acquisition of Arista Records and scoring platinum records with Roxy Music; the Kinks; Blondie; Mike Oldfield; Cat Stevens and Bob Marley & The Wailers as well as to their first major international deal.
In the 80’s Wilbrink was involved with the music label of automobile manufacturers Lamborghini; co-ordinated the Jersey Artists For Mankind charity-project of the Bruce Springsteen; re-organised Poppa Willie Music publishing for producer Willie Mitchell; was involved in the recording of Wet Wet Wet’s first album; and was instrumental getting “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” by Joan Jett to #1.
Early 1988 Wilbrink became Managing Director of NY’s Tomato Records. 1991 he started SilenZ Records, which was rebaptized in 2000 to Corazong Records and 1994, added the Presidency of King Biscuit Flower Hour to his responsibilities.
1997, Wilbrink left New York and was appointed Managing Director of Immediate Records Ltd. in London.
Wilbrink recently relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, where he started the Gypsy Guitar Corporation with Teye, who builds high-profile ‘Electric Gypsy’ guitars. In 2010 he was asked by bluegrass band Cadillac Sky to become their manager.
Additionally Evert writes for Folkwax, Het Platenblad, Veronica.nl and serves as board-member of Smokefree Innotec (smokeless cigarette) corporation.
Evert Wilbrink contact information:
 (615) 866 0846
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