The “Spontaneous Speakeasy” is an exclusive space located right above the madness of 6th street during SXSW. This is THE place where VIP’s and professionals can come together for business and entertainment and not have to wait in long lines for drinks or fight massive crowds. The speakeasy is an intimate comfortable environment where only invited guests are given access.

The Team:


Curse Mackey

Curse Mackey –
Co-Founder Spontaneous Speakeasy
As a content marketing consultant and speaker, art curator with museum exhibition credits and book publishings; video/webcast/event producer; Curse Mackey fuses the creative and entrepreneurial worlds with a street-cred savvy that has elevated him to an influential position with top-tier instrument manufacturers and music lifestyle brands while consistently applying a creative content and social media philosophy to successful business and fundraising practices.

Mackey has been integrating video marketing and webcast technology since 2007. He is the producer of the annual “NAMM JAM” event held at the grove of Anaheim and for the last five years produced “Dean Guitars: Live from NAMM“, the first ever live internet broadcast to take place from the NAMM Show (the 2013 broadcast generated over 100,000 viewers from 123 countries and six-figure sales in online sales for dean guitars in one weekend).

He hosted the “2012 SXSW TV” show for NewTek TriCaster, the leader in internet webcast technology. Curse is also a DJ, musician, has two published art books and has raised over $300,000 for music based educational programs such as Little Kids Rock through his art exhibits and live events.



Philip Nelson at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Philip Nelson –
Co-Founder Spontaneous Speakeasy
Philip oversees the cultivation of strategic customer relationships across all markets and is the champion for NewTek corporate culture.  Nelson also leads NewTek’s social media efforts. Beginning as a sales rep in 1998, Nelson has been promoted several times; first as central sales manager, then east coast sales manager, director of worldwide sales, vice president of sales and video marketing, SVP of Artist & Media Relations and finally Chief Relationship Officer, where he is a driving force in increasing sales and market share. Nelson has overseen numerous product launches, including  TriCaster™,  VT[4]™ (Video Toaster) and SpeedEDIT™. At NewTek, Nelson has forged successful relationships with the NBA, NFL, Disney, ESPN, Fox Sports, and MTV. Prior to joining NewTek, Nelson was an entrepreneur, focusing in video production, post production and ISP. Previous clients included Phil Robertson’s Duck Commander, Tim McGraw, San Antonio Spurs, The Smithereens, MTV, Coca-Cola and Georgia Pacific.

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David Vincent – Delve Texas


David Vincent – Talent

Entrepreneur, artist, songwriter and producer, David Vincent is best known as the charismatic vocalist and bassist of death metal pioneers, MORBID ANGEL, and is regarded as the “quintessential death metal frontman” by legions of diehard fans and true connoisseurs of the extreme metal genre.






Suzanne Penley - Delve Texas

Suzanne Penley – Delve Texas

Suzanne Penley – PR

With a 30+ year background in customer & public relations, Suzanne is the founder & CEO of two, privately-held companies; Customer Focused Systems and PENLEY Management Group and the CEO & co-founder of Delve Texas. Clients include company’s, organizations, associations and individuals from various business sectors and in the music and film industry.

Recognized in 2007 as having the “#1 Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Business”, Suzanne has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her career and has appeared on local, national & international television and radio and in worldwide print publications.