Road Diaries

Ben Hammond: FOH Engineer

Instanbul, Turkey. Another day, another festival… At this particular festival, we were main support and had a nice, early load-in. As the headliners set up...

Rob Heilig: Tour Manager & Sound Engineer

When I got a call asking if I was available to mix a band for a one-off show at the Havana Jazz Festival and...


Bryony October: Audio Engineer for Keaton Henson

Today is the culmination of a run of shows for rarely seen singer-songwriter, poet, artist and composer, Keaton Henson. Keaton - and Ren who...

Jake Vernum: Lighting Director for Passenger

I joined the Passenger crew as Lighting Director in September 2016 after coming the attention of Okulus, the lighting and show designers, while working...

Bruno Poet: Lighting Director for Sigur Ros

Being back in production rehearsals for Sigur Ros, in Abbotsford, near Vancouver, has been a really memorable time. The same amazing team from the...

Cally Harris, Production Manager for Amy Macdonald

Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg After an hour’s drive from our hotel we arrive at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg to set up our show...

Tom Campbell, Production And Lighting Designer for Bullet For My Valentine

Starting with a new artist and figuring out which creative direction to go in can be a long, and sometimes arduous process. When you...

Matt Pengelly, Sound Engineer

Suffice to say, my first show had not been a great one. It’s 15 minutes into a 30-minute festival set and one-by-one, the in-ear mixes...

Steve Lagudi, FOH Engineer for Machine Head

"An Evening With Machine Head" My typical day begins around 9am, climbing out from the bunk on the tour bus. I sit with a cup...

Ed Warren, Lighting Designer for Mumford & Sons

“I’M AN ALLIGATOR...” Woken at 5:30am sharp by David Bowie’s Moonage Daydream. He’s the only man on earth who could startle me at such a...


Jim Webb, Production/Stage Manager

With the great and the good of the record industry looking on, Stage Manager Jim Webb was charged with making sure Missy Elliott’s performance...

Rob Sadler, FOH Engineer

While on the road, everything doesn’t always go to plan. TPi Awards 2016 nominee Rob Sadler talks us through a particularly stressful time during...

Gabriel Coutu-Dumont from Silent Partners

Three time zones in 36 hours. Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, 100 dancers, too many extras, some multi-media Shakespeare. A broken iPhone, a black eye,...

Susan ‘Soozie’ Coll from Eat To The Beat

I always talk about how I have the best of both worlds, being able to split my working life between North America and Europe....


Chris Griffiths from City and Moon Backline

I - pictured centre - cut my teeth in the music industry with a 10 year stint at John Henry’s backline hire in London,...

Backline Tech Michael Whalley

Michael Whalley is Echo & The Bunnymen’s go-to band tech. Plus on a recent trip to the West Coast he revealed his talent for...