Frank “Fantom” Caruso
Producer/Composer and Musician Frank “Fantom” Caruso graduated from the College for Recording Arts in 1990 where he studied Music Production, Sound Engineering and Music Business Law. He recorded and/or produced over 30 albums for some of the Bay Area’s most talented bands. After winning two California Music Awards with reggae group Inka Inka as their producer and live engineer, he established Dub Nation in 1994 with musicians from all over the San Francisco Bay Area, where he won a 3rd California Music Award. It’s where his nickname “Fantom” was given, as the man behind the curtain creating the sound.
In 1999 he would go on to handle production and manage some of Motown’s top artists still touring and performing the music they made famous. Some of them were The Temptations, The Supremes and The Four Tops. This is where he would meet Motown vocalist and songwriter GC Cameron, one of the original Spinners and also lead singer for The Temptations from 2002-2007. Their collaboration would be the building blocks of the company they would form called Nationrizn Entertainment. A coalition of artists banded together to create and produce music.
As president of Nationrizn Entertainment, he restored and released his 12 album music catalog, and his continued interest in expanding into film and stage musicals pave the way for the future of the company. In 2007 he began producing The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival alongside founders Warren Smith and Gretchen Franz. The 3 day music festival in mountains of Northern California has been a crucial part to the division of the company, Sierra Nevada Festival Services which helps artists and festivals with touring and production logistics.