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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...


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...