Who We Are
Glenn Riepl -- Owner
Glenn went to undergraduate school at the University of Pennsylvania and graduate school for his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Since his graduate studies, Glenn has worked on Wall Street for over twenty years. In his capacity on Wall Street, Glenn has built several successful trading endeavors. He is looking forward to putting those skills and his passion for building businesses, combined with his love for music, to making Wall of Sound the best-run business in the area.
Joe Romeo -- Owner/Manager
Joe Romeo has been writing and playing music for over 20 years. He has recorded and toured as a member of Fake Swedish and Spiderbags and with his own solo endeavors, Joe Romeo & The Orange County Volunteers and currently, Joe Romeo & The Juliets.
His music has garnered press both locally and nationally in publications like The Indy, No Depression and Pitchfork and he has shared a stage with acts such as Cat Power, Crooked Fingers, Guided By Voices, Tim Easton, Roman Candle and more at such famous venues as The Mercury Lounge in Manhattan, The Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill, Union Hall in Brooklyn, The Khyber in Philadelphia, Hi-Tone in Memphis, and a variety of other well-known halls across the eastern United States.
Joe teaches Guitar and provides band instruction at the school.
Scott Bradford -- Owner
Scott, a Durham native, has over 20 years experience in the music industry. After graduating from Duke University, Scott worked for a number of record labels in Los Angeles, before entering law school to study entertainment law. He also fronted an alternative rock band called Crumbox (vocals and guitar), that released two albums on Time Bomb/Arista Records and toured the U.S. with The Presidents of the United States, Jimmy Eat World and Social Distortion.
After law school, Scott joined a renowned Beverly Hills entertainment law firm focusing on music law. There he represented dozens of major artists, including The White Stripes, Linkin Park, Panic At The Disco, Morrissey and The Shins. In 2009 Scott, now affiliated with a New York-based law firm, decided to return home to North Carolina and bring his music-law practice with him, where he continues to represent over 50 major artists, record labels, merchandise and ecommerce companies.
Scott’s vision is to develop a musical community in the heart of the Triangle area where kids, musicians, parents and music lovers can learn, teach, grow and collaborate. Scott brings a wealth of music business background, knowledge and contacts to the area’s coolest rock school. Don’t be surprised if he brings some real rock stars to visit now and then!