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Bill Coleman

Influential multi-faceted artist manager, DJ, producer, remixer, music supervisor, performer, recording artist and writer Bill Coleman is renowned for his eclectic taste, acute ear and diverse musical expertise. His multi-hyphenate company celebrates its 30th Year Anniversary this 2020. The tireless “renaissance” son has enjoyed success as a revered music journalist (Singles Reviews and Dance Music Editor for Billboard Magazine), has written a music column for NYC style rag PAPER, sat on the initial editorial board for OUT Magazine and freelanced as a commentator for numerous international media outlets such as the BBC and BET. As the owner of Peace Bisquit, Coleman celebrates 30 years heading up the popular Brooklyn-based entertainment company representing an array of genre-defying artists and producers that have included Ultra Naté, Amanda Lepore, The Beloved, Cazwell, Brooklyn Funk Essentials and French Horn Rebellion. Peace Bisquit are often recognized for their part in discovering and developing the influential, platinum-selling trio Deee-lite ("Groove Is In The Heart”) and their acclaimed debut, World Clique. Throughout the years, the much in-demand maestro has DJ’d or music supervised for various films ("Party Girl," "Beyond The Steps: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater", "Inside Deep Throat", "Party Monster"), fashion shows (Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Marc Bouwer, DIFFA), Broadway premieres (Tootsie, Evita, The Color Purple), art installations (Deitch),

nightclubs (Cielo, CBGB's, Limelight, APT, Santos Party House, Ministry of Sound, SOB's, Sound Factory, The Tunnel, Save The Robots, Pyramid, The Shelter) and special events (Lady Gaga's Inaugural Fame Ball, amFAR's Inspiration Gala, Bowie Ball, Radiohead’s 'OK Computer ‘ album launch party, Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center, Balmain’s H&M Launch & Met Gala After Party, and New York Empire Tennis). Bill has lent he and his company's talents, A&R and consultancy services to such esteemed clients as Bette Midler, Sia, Tom Tom Club, Beyoncé, Madonna, Radiohead, Sinead O'Connor, Neneh Cherry, Swing Out Sister, Christina Aguilera, A&E Network, New Fest, The Kennedy Center, PETA, World of Wonder and Afropunk Festival. Today - Coleman continues to assert himself as clubland’s most dedicated music provocateur. You can often find him DJ’ing or sound designing various events and venues throughout New York City – including his residencies at The Ritz, The Roseland and Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco. Most recently, Peace Bisquit produced the sold out DiscoVogue program for Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center and helped Lenny Kravitz secure his first #1 on Billboard’s dance charts with his single, “Low” and co-produced Amanda Lepore’s acclaimed recent coffee table memoir with Regan Arts. Most recently, Coleman has joined the revered Red Hot Organization as an Executive Producer / A&R to create global; anthems and releases for various humanitarian charities.

Bill danced on stage with Cyndi Lauper for her World Pride opening ceremony last year at Barclays Center and programmed over 5 hours of continuous music for DJ Andy Cohen and Bravo for the popular channel’s inaugural float debut in last year’s Pride parade.True NY scenesters also know Bill found morsels of time back in the day to spearhead late night performances with his electrocrunk dance renegade troupe, Daisy Spurs;  has been a member of NY club art denizens, The Dazzle Dancers; was inducted into Next Magazine's Nightlife Hall Of Fame (Class of 2013) and has been an occasional member of Grammy Award winner Jody Watley’s touring band!

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