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Phoenix Bussing: Paul Hattin

How did you first get into the touring industry? "Like most people, it was by complete accident. I didn’t go to university until I was...

Beat The Street: Jörg Philipp

How long has Beat The Street’s US office been in the works for? "We have been planning this adventure for two years, opening the office...

Sterling Event Group: Richard Bowden

What sparked your interest in the events sector? "I grew up with events. From as long as I can remember, I was roadie for my...

Lights Control Rigging: Mike Oates

What first sparked your interest in the world of live events? "It all started as the best way to skip double German at school. Once...

Fabio Sorabella: PROLIGHTS

What sparked your interest in the live events industry? I was born into this industry – it runs in my blood. My father, Francesco Sorabella,...

Michael Walker: Harman Professional Solutions

Why did you pursue a career in the events industry? "A lot of my earliest childhood memories relate to music. Playing guitar in a band...

Mike Woodhouse

What first sparked your interest in live events? "Ever since I was a child, I was always interested in music. My parents saw that and...

Richard Turner

How did you enter the live events industry? I remember spending summers in a tent at the local hippy festivals helping with site, lights and...

Gary Rosen

When did your interest in the live events industry first begin? I started on the recording side of audio -- building studios, engineering, producing, and...

TMB: Paul Hartley

When did your passion for the live events industry first begin? "Ever since woodwork classes at secondary school, I made a guitar with yellow with...

Maureen Hayes: Martin Audio

You’ve been with Martin Audio for 22 years now. How did you make your entrance into pro audio? "You could say that I just fell into...

Mick Shepherd: TXRX Sound Solutions

How did you initially get into wireless audio? "Touring with various bands (The Stranglers, Average White Band, Eric Clapton, Meat Loaf) as Monitor Engineer...

Greg Price: Diablo Digital

How did you initially get into pro audio? "My brother and I had a local garage band. My brother Steve Price went on to become...

Brian Dowdle: ADJ Lighting

What initially sparked your interest in lighting? "As a teenager, I used to go to under 21 dance clubs... I loved the atmosphere of the people...

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...