Fun Palace Entertainment, Inc. was established in New York City in 1997 by tour managers / managers / industry consultants Gene Bowen and Jack Bookbinder who both learned their trade from the street and New York University in the 1980's. By working closely together for years with such legendary acts as Gregg Allman and Jeff Buckley, Bowen and Bookbinder formed Fun Palace Entertainment and created a consulting company in the field of artist management, tour and special event coordination. The company has an eye towards public service by additionally forming the non-profit organization the Road Recovery Foundation (promoting the benefits of healthy living to young people through the power of music via industry professionals whose lives have been affected by substance abuse). Fun Palace Entertainment works with clients to set goals and achieve artistic vision, building careers based on substance, longevity and integrity. Fun Palace prides itself on providing personal attention to all aspects of career and project development and strategy. Fun Palace is the principal day-to-day liaison between artists and their record companies, booking agencies, business managers, legal firms, various internet outlets, independent promoters (radio, publicity & tour), talent buyers, merchandisers, fans, and vendors on a worldwide basis. Fun Palace provides individuals and organizations with an independent constituent to assist with tour coordination, promotion, and special events.
Contact Information
Staff Background

Mailing Address:
Fun Palace Entertainment
P.O. Box 20806
Columbus Circle Station
New York, NY 10023
Please call ahead for office suite address.

Jack Bookbinder, Gene Bowen, Anthony Nater

Voice Mail: (212) 714-8234
Phone: (212) 489-2425

General Questions or Interest in Services:

Formerly with Columbia Artists Management tour department (CAMI) & independent tour manager.
Education: NYU, Bachelor of Science.
Tour Logistics: Seattle Symphony, NYC Ballet, Katell Keineg, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre,
Boston Pops, Marcel Marceau, Bolshoi Ballet, Grammy Showcase.
Tour Manager: Variety of artists including: Jeff Buckley, Papa John Creach, Heather Nova, Voivod, Gregg Allman

Formerly with Worldwide Entertainment Group, DE-EL Entertainment, Warner/Chappell Music, Overland Productions (with Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club, Ramones, & others) and New Music Seminar
Education: NYU, Bachelor of Music, in Music, Business & Technology (MBT) Program, Music Managers Forum-US  (Exec Board Member, 1996 – present)
Artists:Jeff Buckley (Columbia), Katell Keineg (Elektra), Gregg Allman (Epic), Ronnie Spector, Bobby Boo World, Jimmy Gnecco (Ours), Matt Johnson, Black Beetle, The A.M., Tiggers
Greg Garing (Revolution/Giant-Warner Bros.), Bandit Queen (Mammoth), New Potato Caboose (Rykodisc).
Clients: NARAS (Grammy Showcase), Pacific Circle Music Convention, New Music Seminar (panels & symposia asst.)

THE A.M./ Tiggers (Storm-UK/Universal Distribution., present) SYMPOSIUM (Red Ant Ent/Polygram) US Tour - 1998
OURS (Interscope-DreamWorks Records SKG, to 2001) PITCHSHIFTER (Geffen Records) / N.American Tour - 1998
THE STROKES (RCA, for fan-related services, present) TOM FREUND (Red Ant Ent./Polygram) / US Tour - 1998
BLACKBEETLE (from Jeff Buckley Band & Dambuilders) KATELL KEINEG (Elektra Ent.) / World Tour - 1997
JEFF BUCKLEY MUSIC (Columbia, 1998 - present) SOPHIE ZELMANI (Columbia) / World Tour - 1996
SANDY BELL (Storm-UK/Universal Distribution, 2000-2005) HEATHER NOVA (Sony/Work/Big Cat) / US/Canada - 1996
BETH ORTON (Arista/Deconstruction) / World Tour - 1999 CRAZY JAMES (Road Recovery, 2003 – present)
JIMMY GNECCO (Bright Antenna Records, 2010 – present) MATT JOHNSON (self-release, 2010 – present)
Artists We've Worked With
SONY MUSIC / LEGACY / COLUMBIA RECORDS (New York) - 2008-2009 GEORGE JAVORI (drummer-Natalie Merchant Tour)- 1999-2005
DREAMWORKS RECORDS (New York, NY ) - 1998-2001 SHANA YOUNG / BASSIS MGMT (Hamptons, NY )- 1999-01
V2 RECORDS ( New York, NY ) - 1998 SANDY BELL / GSI RECORDS ( Cresskill, NJ ) - 2000-2005
ARTEMIS RECORDS (crew-Kittie)( New York, NY ) - 2000 JUILIARD SCHOOL OF MUSIC-INT'L FEST (NYC) - 1998-00
RED ANT ENT / POLYGRAM ( Beverly Hills, CA ) - 1998-99 CD 101.9-SMOOTH JAZZ (Cruise & Beacon Theatre)-2002-04
SECURE MEDIA DELIVERY ( Denver, CO ) - 2003-2005, 2009 BEDLAM MANAGEMENT LTD ( London, UK ) - 1996-97
GIANT / REVOLUTION RECORDS ( Beverly Hills, CA ) - 1997 NYC Parks Dept-Central Park / Healthy Halloween (NYC) - 2004
JEFF BUCKLEY MUSIC - 1998 to present NYC Mayor's New Year's Eve / First Night (Queens, NY) - 2000
  SXSW MUSIC CONFERENCE / Meet the U.S. Managers ISDS (Austin, TX) - 2010
Logistical Tour/ Event Coordination/ Corporate Clients