In that release the band's musical director Carlysle "Juiceman" Roberts stated, "Mr. Pantin's appointment is a continuation of the rebranding process for the band (formally known as Roy Cape All Stars), following the retirement of Dr. Roy Cape. We are extremely ecstatic to have Ian on board with us, and we're all looking forward to working with him."
Ian Pantin served as Bunji Garlin and the Asylum Band's manager up to 2013.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Pantin said, "I'm a grateful and humble beneficiary of the numerous legacies of the band's founder, Dr. Roy Cape, who has given so much of his talent and expertise to all of us over the last 57 years. The cultural achievements forged by Pappy, coupled with the commitment from the long-standing members of the band, are invaluable."