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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...

Scott Appleton: Clair Global

How did you initially get into the industry - did you take the educational route? “I did not; I started at Clair in May 1987,...


Colin Kavanagh: CEO for Philips Entertainment Lighting

How did you get your start in the entertainment technology industry, and what has kept you within it to this day? “I had a summer...

Ola Melzig – Technical Director, Eurovision Song Contest

How did you initially become involved in the industry? “It all started in early 1990 when I moved from Malmö to Stockholm with my...

Ceri Wade

TPi speaks to 2016's Production Manager of the Year, Arcadia's Ceri Wade. How did you get your start in the live events industry? I grew...

Neil Trenell

How did you first get your start in the industry? I was always involved with amateur production from an early age as my mother used...