From the Author
I wrote 'Roadie, Inc' to help you find out how to get working with bands on tour. There are dozens of bands playing gigs in every town, everynight and most of them will employ one or more crew.
But how doyou get employed by a band on tour? How do you learn how the live musicbusiness really works? Why aren't these jobs ever advertised?
Well I have tried to answer those questions, and more like them, in thisbook. I have been in the business for more than 25 years - 'Roadie, Inc' is the distillation of my experience and knowledge to help you - theroad crew of tomorrow.
About the Author
Andy Reynolds has worked as an international concert tour manager andaudio engineer for over 20 years. He has toured continuously during this time, working on an average of 200 shows per year. Andy has worked forsuch bands as The Pierces, Maverick Sabre, All-American Rejects, Houseof Pain, Machine Head, Nightmares On Wax, Pavement, Roots Manuva, SuperFurry Animals, Skunk Anansie, Squarepusher, and The White Stripes. Hehas worked with bands on tours by such acts as U2, Whitney Houston,Manic Street Preachers, and Foo Fighters. His touring experienceencompasses stadiums, arenas, theatres, pubs, bars, clubs, outdoorfestivals, rooftops, subway stations, cruise ships, mountainsides, andvery, very muddy fields.
Andy is the author of 'The Tour Book - How toget Your Music on the Road', the musicians definitive guide to giggingand touring. Andy has taught live sound engineering and concert tourmanagement at Buckinghamshire New University, Liverpool University, Red Tape Studios (Sheffield) and City College Manchester, and conductedseminars for such bodies as the Audio Engineering Society.