It’s a very tough beginning in the world of sound work, and generally working in an industry in which most people would give their left nut to be involved at any level. As a sound guy, the rise in quality of the equipment available at cheap prices for the ‘bedroom’ studio is unbelievable. In fact, […]Read more "Why you should never work for free"
Today I found out that the first company that I worked for has gone into administration. They’ve taken many different forms since I was there, quite a few years ago, but the thing that matters is that this was a company formed on the love and the passion of music. Let’s forget the touring fun, […]Read more "Business and Passion…"
Whatever you do, DON’T RAGE QUIT THE BOARDGAME A lot of touring with a close knit band who don’t shove you in a separate bus has been about banter and having a laugh. To be fair, when you’ve driven accross Germany for the 8th time that month with short sleeping shifts – it’s pretty important […]Read more "DON’T RAGE QUIT THE BOARDGAME"
WARNING: Some of this content is really quite disgusting… One of the surprisingly enjoyable and welcome surprises when I first started touring was van life. When I was first contacted about touring with a band prior to a German tour, I was told ‘We’ll have a lot of nights in hotels, but there’ll be quite […]Read more "Van Life"
I’m currently writing to you from Germany, on tour. Exciting, eh? Well – it’ll be published at a different time as I’m now stuck in a forest for a van sleep as we’ve had a day off. Days off are funny. Essentially, imagine a shit school trip where you’re stuck with people, like you are […]Read more "Days Off On Tour"
It’s strange. Gig to gig can be difficult whether you’re selling out crowds night on night, or no one bothers to turn up, but nothing can make you quite come crashing back down to earth more than when you get to experience both extremes alongside the other. I recently toured the UK for a month […]Read more "Touring – From The Top, To The Very Bottom"
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