Roadie, Inc. - How to Gain and Keep a Career in the Live Music Business

‘Roadie, Inc.’ details the exact steps you need to take to find work with international touring bands – as sound engineer, backline tech, concert lighting engineer, tour manager, touring stylist, driver, or any of the numerous other concert touring jobs. There is also comprehensive information on non-touring roles such as artist manager, music booking agent and concert promoter. More

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About Andy Reynolds

Andy Reynolds has worked as an international concert tour manager and audio engineer for over 20 years. He has toured continuously during this time, working on an average of 200 shows per year. Andy has worked for such bands as George Fitzgerald, Maribou State, The Pierces, Maverick Sabre, All-American Rejects, House of Pain, Machine Head, Nightmares On Wax, Pavement, Roots Manuva, Super Furry Animals, Skunk Anansie, Squarepusher, and The White Stripes. He has worked with bands on tours by such acts as U2, Whitney Houston, Manic Street Preachers, and Foo Fighters. His touring experience encompasses stadiums, arenas, theatres, pubs, bars, clubs, outdoor festivals, rooftops, subway stations, cruise ships, mountainsides, and very, very muddy fields.

Andy is also the author of ‘The Tour Book – How to get Your Music on the Road’, the musicians definitive guide to gigging and touring, and 'Playing Your First Music Festival', a gudie to performing at green-field, open-air, music festivals.

Andy lectures to students of music management and live audio engineering at the University of West London/London College of Music, Buckinghamshire New University, Cato Academy, and Access To Music.


Roadie, Inc - get a job touring with bands
I wrote ‘Roadie, Inc’ to help you find out how to work with bands on tour. Dozens of bands are playing gigs in every town, every night - most of them will employ one or more crew. But how do you get employed by a band on tour? How do you learn how the live music business really works? I have answered these questions in this book. ‘Roadie, Inc’ is written to help you - the road crew of tomorrow.

Roadie, Inc. - How to Gain and Keep a Career in the Live Music Business
There are 5 steps to becoming a roadie, working with bands on tour.


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