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The Manual London: Eric Allen and Rich King

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How has the past 12 months been for The Manual London? "When COVID-19 struck, we were stopped in our tracks. Our core business centres...

C3 Productions and Be Square Media CEO: John Castrillon

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What does Be Square bring to the live events market? "Be Square is an interactive livestreaming platform which joins performers with their audience remotely,...

Video Director: Phil Woodhead

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What sparked your interest in live events? "I was already in the live industry as a cameraman for extreme sports shows which, for the...

Cirque Bijou Senior Producer: Kate Lanciault

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What sparked your interest in the events sector? "I have always been interested in behind the scenes of live events – how things are...

#WeMakeEvents: The Survival Tour

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“It was my daft idea,” laughed Steve Reynolds, Director of Loud Sound, as The Survival Tour rolled into Manchester’s AO Arena as part of...

Pearce Hire Managing Director: Shaun Pearce

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What did it mean to win Favourite Power Supply Company at the TPi Awards? "We’d been in the top five since the TPi Awards...

TPi Awards 2020 Backline Technician of the Year: Bob Munro

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How did you break into the live events industry? "I’d been working with local bands for a wee while in Aberdeen before taking on some...

TPi Awards 2020 Stage Manager of the Year: Emma Reynolds-Taylor

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My whole experience during this time has been pretty full-on. I suffered a personal tragedy just days before Glastonbury had to cancel. As with...

TPi Awards 2020 Tour Manager of the Year: Trevor Williams

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How did you come to form Tour Music Live? “I’m from a church background and managed a gospel choir that put on live concerts. I...

TPi Awards 2020 Des Fallon Video Visionary: More Eyes

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How did you start working with each other? "We knew each other growing up, but each went our seperate ways. Years later, we bumped into...

TPi Awards 2020 Monitor Engineer of the Year: Ben Kingman

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When did you first become interested in live events? "I played in a few dodgy bands in my youth but I found myself more interested...

ER Productions: Lawrence Wright

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What sparked your interest in the events sector? "I have always had an interest in the technical side of live entertainment – the school disco...

Phoenix Bussing: Paul Hattin

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...