Barbara Wahli

Vice President of Artists & Repertoire of Nemesis Media Inc.

Campbell, CA

Barbara Wahli

Barbara Wahli, known by her moniker Barb Rocks, is recognized for managing some of San Jose's most successful independent rock bands, as well as for putting on highly-organized and well-attended shows at reputable venues in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 10 years. Under Barbara's management, her bands have reached some huge goals and local successes, including radio airplay (Live 105, 107.7 The Bone), music festival placements (BottleRock Napa, San Francisco Pride, SubZERO Festival, SoFA Street Fair), licensing/publishing deals, and strategic show bookings with well-known touring acts.

In addition, Barbara leads the South Bay chapter of the music community Balanced Breakfast, hosts a Bay Area music showcase named Ugly Whale in Austin during SXSW, and produces Rock-N-Cook with her talented brother Chef Baudi, a new variation on the popular pop-up dining concept, combining live music with the art of cooking. Barbara also organized and been a core team member for two local music festivals, Left Coast Live and West Valley College's West Fest, and is involved in various capacities in the Santa Cruz Music Festival.

In 2017, Barbara is traveling throughout North America in her RV with her tuxedo cat Maverick, working from the road and blogging about the experiences.

I joined Music Biz Besties because women should be supporting and empowering each other in this male dominated industry! It’s all about nurturing connections, building community, and helping each grow.