Artist Management

The California Honeydrops

We are the management team for The California Honeydrops. The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, and New Orleans second-line, The California Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. They’ve taken the party all over the world from Europe to Australia to Burning Man and beyond. Whether in those high-profile performances or in intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, The California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.

California Honeydrops Contacts:
Management – Heather Newman – Feather Ventures
Booking – Jerry Lima – Monterey International
Publicity – Chris Schimpf –  Sacks & Co.
Licensing – Michael Nieves – Sugaroo!

Management Consulting

We provide management consulting for several independent artists without management representation.  Contact Ben for more information:

Heather Newman

President, General Manager

Heather Newman has been the general manager of The California Honeydrops since 2012 after discovering them at a small pizza joint in the Bay Area. Her unique and innovative philosophy on artist management places the artist’s needs in the center, building the team outward from there. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Biophysics, and also holds a Masters in Biophysics from UCSF. After graduate school, Heather worked as a trip leader for Backroads, leading cycling adventures around the world. Heather lectures on the topics of Music & The Brain, artist management and the sciences. She is an avid scuba diver and loves to travel and attend music festivals. Heather is from Miami, FL and currently resides in Oakland, CA.

Jonathan Delman

Executive Assistant

Jonathan Delman is the executive assistant to Heather Newman and The California Honeydrops. He’s set to graduate from the University of Southern California in 2016 with degrees in Communication and Digital Entrepreneurship. He’s interned with Live Nation Entertainment and Superfly (Bonnaroo & Outside Lands), traveled to 25 countries, has seen the band Phish 27 times, and one day hopes to set sail on Jam Cruise. His favorite Honeydrops memory is seeing the band for the first time at Harlow’s in Sacramento after being at the BottleRock festival in Napa during the day. Outside of music, Jonathan enjoys the outdoors, reading, craft beer, and puppies.

Gaby DiChiro

Assistant Manager

Gaby DiChiro is the Assistant Manager for The California Honeydrops and administrative assistant to Heather Newman. She graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 2015 with an interdisciplinary studies degree focused in society and technology. She worked as a production assistant for Another Planet Entertainment at the Greek Theater during her senior year of college. She also volunteered at KALX, a radio station in Berkeley. In that role, Gaby worked in the music library, promotions, and administrative departments. Her favorite Honeydrops memory is the second line parade on the Burning Man playa. In her free time, Gaby dabbles with guitar and attends concerts (she’s been to over 150 of them). Gaby’s love for music is derived from her time as a competitive dancer.

Ben Glasser

Administrative Assistant

Ben Glasser is an administrative assistant to Heather Newman, as well as sponsorship coordinator and in-house graphic designer.  Ben is in his final year at the University of Southern California where he will graduate with a degree in Cognitive Science and a minor in Marketing. In his spare time, Ben enjoys playing guitar for his own band.


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