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Roly Oliver: Harman

How did you initially get into entertainment technology? "By actually using it. The tour industry was evolving around me as I progressed through my career,...

Jody Diaz Francis: Automation Engineer

How did you initially get into touring production? "When I was 20-years-old. I had just come out of Manchester City College having completed my National...


Patrick O’Mahony: NEWSUBSTANCE

How did you initially get interested in live event technology?
 "My interest first began in the live side. We ran club nights at university and...

Michael Althaus: Ayrton

How did you first become involved in the industry? Were you immediately drawn to lighting? "While most of the industry fellows seem to have a...

John Dixon: Scott Dixon Inc.

Like many company owners, you started out as a musician. How did you venture into the flight case manufacturing business?  "I played in weekend bands...

Martin Connolly: Capital Sound

The Senior Project Manager at Capital Sound is celebrating 25 years with the company. How did you first get into professional audio? "It all started with...

Paul Robson: Medialease

How did you initially get into the industry? "I was selling capital equipment in London in the early ‘90s as a green, 22-year-old northerner. The...

Scott Dunlop: Pyrotek

What first sparked your interest in live events? "Since I was a teenager, music has been one of the defining passions of my life. This...

David ‘Webby’ Webster: CODA Audio

How did you initially get into pro sound? "I blame my mother. In her estimation, the majority of long-haired singer / guitarists (like me) were...

Will Hoult: Focusrite

Why did you initially enter into a career in pro audio? "Growing up playing in various bands, I was always ‘that guy’ who recorded the...


Emma Reynolds: TPi Awards

How did you initially get into the industry? "I’ve wanted to do this ever since I went to my first festival, Monsters of Rock, at...

Matthew Whitehead: Airworks Inflatables

Yourself and your business partner Bart Maes began in the arts world. How did you translate this background into creating art for the live...

Luke Jenks: CODA Audio

What first interested you in the live events industry? "I was lucky to grow up around a vibrant underground music scene, while having the opportunity...

Sean Hackett: KISS

When did you first get involved with KISS? "I was the Crew Chief in Australia on a few tours for Bytecraft when got to know...


Gill Tee: entee

How did you initially become involved in the live event production industry? Did you take an academic route or a more practical one? "My route...

Jessica Allan: Knight of Illumination

How did you initially join the industry? "By accident whilst doing babysitting when I was a teenager! I was working for the then MD of Martin...

Sam O’Riordan: Freelance LD

Tell us how your touring career began… "My career began when a good friend of mine started a lighting rental company. It was a very...

Mark Haney: Upstage Video

How did you initially get into the entertainment technology industry? "Pure nepotism. I had an older brother, David ‘Hud’ Haney, who played Hammond organ in...