I have been involved in the music industry for 25 years as live audio engineer, concert tour manager, lecturer, and author.
Concert Tour Management and Live Audio Engineering
As concert tour manager and live audio engineer (FOH and monitors) I have worked for numerous international touring acts, including Maribou State, Maverick Sabre, The Pierces, All American Rejects, House of Pain, Machine Head, Nightmares On Wax, Pavement, Roots Manuva, Super Furry Animals, Skunk Anansie, and Squarepusher, to name but a few. My touring experience encompasses stadiums, arenas, theatres, pubs, bars, clubs, outdoor festivals, rooftops, subway stations, cruise ships, mountain sides and very, very muddy fields.
I have two books published, ‘The Tour Book – How To Get Your Music On The Road’, which is required reading on many music management institutions including Berklee College of Music, and ‘Roadie, Inc. How To Gain & Keep A Career In The Live Music Business’. I have also written for several magazines and have been interviewed about the live music business for print and radio articles
I have taught live sound engineering and concert tour management for University of West London/London College of Music, Access to Music, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, and Buckinghamshire New University I have also run sessions and workshops about the live music business for other organizations including the Audio Engineering Society..