About the Producer
Whether he’s producing a tour, assembling an All-Starr band with Ringo Starr, or writing a best-selling book, there’s one thing David Fishof is always doing: dreaming. Hailed as one of the most creative and innovative entertainment producers in the world, David has been responsible for some of the most original, successful, and exciting live shows ever brought to the stage. But of all the shows he’s put on over his 40-plus year career, there’s one production that stands out from all the rest: Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.
After years of good fortune working with veteran rockers like Roger Daltrey, Ringo Starr, The Monkees, Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Jack Bruce and Peter Frampton, David decided it was time to share his experiences with rock fans around the world. And so, in 1997, he debuted the rock camp—a place where regular people can reconnect with their passion for music alongside the most famous names in the business.
Nearly a quarter century of later, the camp has given more than 6,000 folks from around the world a chance to live the rock star dream. Campers get to meet and jam with their musical idols—including Joe Perry, Vince Neil, Jack Bruce, and Jeff Beck—in some of the most legendary venues on Earth, from Abbey Road Studios in London, to the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, to the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.
In July 2010, David teamed up with TV producer Mark Burnett to co-produce a TV reality series on VH1 Classic entitled “Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp,” which ran for two seasons. And in January 2021, Giant Films will release Rock Camp, a documentary from Academy Award winner Doug Blush, covering the history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, featuring interviews from campers and rock stars alike.
After COVID-19 struck, David pivoted from live camps to successfully launch the Rock Camp Master Class program on Zoom. Much like the Fantasy Camp, the Master Class allows participants to meet and speak with rock legends like Alice Cooper, Steve Gadd, Sebastian Bach, and over one hundred of today’s top touring musicians. It has been selling out nightly (check out www.rockcamp.com for a list of featured artists).
David plans to resume the live Fantasy Camp in 2021, featuring Rudolf Schenker and Mathius Jabs (Scorpions), along with many more camps in Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, and all around the globe.
In addition to founding Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, David’s career highlights include reuniting The Monkees for their blowout reunion tour in 1986, and producing Dirty Dancing: The Concert Tour, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Tour, the Happy Together Tours, Classic Superfest, American Gladiators Live Tour, Mortal Kombat Live Tour, and the British Rock Symphony (which featured Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, and Jon Anderson). David also worked with Ringo Starr to create the All Starr Band, and over its fifteen-year existence, David has produced eight All Star Band tours.
David’s career has also spanned the sports world. He has represented legends such as NFL greats Phil Simms, Mark Bavaro, Vince Ferragamo, and Jack Reynolds, as well as baseball stars Lou Piniella, Dave Magadan, and Randy Myers.
David also authored the best-selling book Putting It On The Line about sports and entertainment, and his second book Rock Your Business was an Amazon best seller. He was a featured speaker at the National Speakers Association.
David resides in los Angeles and is the proud father of five, grandfather of seven and husband of Karen Finkel.