In an industry that relies almost solely on 'word of mouth', this may seem like a waste of electrons, but here goes;
My first forays into live sound were at school, born out of the necessity of hearing the singer in the band. I studied Electronics & Music Tech at the University of York and began working for the Students Union doing PA, lights and event organising. More than 10 years later I have extensive experience in many aspects of audio engineering and touring & event production. I am of the firm belief that technical expertise is half 'the gig', the other half being attitude. I take pride in my ability to work in different environments, with different people, and produce consistent results everytime.
Along with mixing FOH or Monitors for just about any sort of live event you can imagine, I can also be found doing Production & Stage Management, or in a studio engineering live or recording sessions. I'm also adept at coordinating rehearsals/pre-production including the design, hiring, purchasing, building and flightcasing of production & backline equipment, particularly dual-redundant multi-channel playback systems. In addition; I am an accomplished RF technician with experience in managing the multiple wireless microphone, IEM and instrument systems that form a key part of many productions.
Sandwiched between gigs in 2011 I've managed to lend a hand with Sennheiser UK's education program - passing on lessons learnt and one or two stories to fresh-faced University students.
In lieu of a list of meaningless technical jargon to prove I know which buttons to press and knobs to turn, here is a selected work history:
Birdy - FOH Engineer : 2013
House Festival - Main Stage Production Manager : 2013
Iggy Azalea - Monitor Engineer : 2013
Tulisa - Monitor Engineer : spring 2013
Kimberley Walsh - Monitor Engineer : 2013
Conor Maynard - Monitor Engineer : autumn 2012 thru spring 2013
Martha Wainwright - Monitor Engineer : winter 2012
Peter Gabriel : Back To Front Tour 2012 – RF Technician
Peter Gabriel : The New Blood Tour 2010/2011/2012 – Monitor/Orchestra Technician
Jessie J - Monitor Engineer : summer 2011 thru spring 2012
Devlin - FOH Engineer : 2011
The Ting Tings - Monitor Engineer : summer 2010 thru spring 2011
Chipmunk - Production Manager : summer touring & festivals 2010, Monitor Engineer : spring 2010
Mr Hudson - Monitor Engineer & Stage Management : 2010
Calvin Harris - FOH Engineer/Monitor Engineer & Production Manager : 2007 thru 2009
On behalf of Britannia Row Productions - selected shows & tours include;
Womad Festival - 2013 Audio Crew Chief, 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2008 FOH/Monitor Engineer
Brit Awards 2013 - Monitor Technician
Florence & The Machine - Audio Technician : festivals 2012, festivals 2010
Jamiroquai - FOH Technician : festivals 2012, festivals and corporate events 2008 thru 2009
MOBO Awards - 2011 & 2010 Audio Crew Chief, 2009 & 2008 FOH Engineer
Ben & Jerry's Sundae On The Common 2011 and 2010 - Audio Crew Chief/FOH Engineer
I am a member of the Production Services Association, I have comprehensive international public liability, travel and all-risks equipment insurance, and hold 2 valid UK Passports.