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Memoirs From The Road To Everywhere: The Road To Rock n Roll Paperback – March 28, 2017
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About the Author
Sebastian Jaymes grew up on "The North Coast of America," the Great Lakes, near Lake Erie.
As a live show producer he has put together shows on exotic islands, in castles, archaeological ruins, and other exotic or dangerous locales in Europe, Asia, Japan, Russia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Alaska, and elsewhere around the world.
At a very early age Jaymes decided he wanted to see the world. He began as a boy, exploring his home region. In the 1960's, at age 19, through a twist of fate, he was able to realize that goal as a roadie, then tour manager for two hit rock n roll bands touring the U.S.
"We weren't even called roadies then. In those days we were called equipment managers."
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Jaymes worked with an up and coming regional band that took him on a wild ride through the last days of the 60's counter culture.
Finally achieving his goal of settling in California in the early 1970's, he found himself working in the mainstream of the Los Angeles entertainment industry, at first as a touring roadie, tour manager, or a PA on network TV variety shows, then as a production manager. He moved on to tour management of various celebrity artists, touring the world over and realizing his childhood dream to see the world on someone else's dime.
"My book: Memoirs From The Road To Everywhere Vol I The Road To Rock n Roll is about growing up on the North Coast, yearning to see the world, and how I got my first job in entertainment with a hit rock n roll Band."
Switching gears again, for the next fifteen years he hired out as a freelance producer or technical director of large corporate events and shows of all kinds in many exotic locales around the world.
"I wanted to work and continue traveling internationally, so in between producing assignments I took on freelance projects as a technical director or production manager for corporate, TV, and live shows of all kinds all over the world"
As freelance opportunities all but dried up in the economic meltdown of 2008, he became more involved with USO as a production manager for celebrity entertainment events and shows of all kinds at military bases and in combat zones around the world.
An avid reader, he has a passion for Archaeology and US Civil War history.
He has visited numerous US battlefields and archaeological ruins around the world, on his own dime.
Jaymes lives in Southern California. He writes books and screenplays.
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The chapter events jump around a bit but the message is clear. The writing is as if you were sitting with a friend who is telling you interesting stories about their life. A must read!
The reader will see the difficulties of "start up" or "garage" bands going anywhere and the problems keeping personnel together after months, or in some cases years, of little or no money coming in. This book is an eye-opener to the serious Business of Music.
The events jump around, a different writing twist, but the message is clear.