I am a live sound engineer with over 17 years professional experience. In this time, I have gained valuable national and international touring experience in a wide variety of small and large venues for a diverse range of event types. I have considerable experience with a huge variety of different sound reinforcement systems and equipment and am confident working in a range of roles within the profession.
As an experienced monitor engineer, I specialise in mixing in-ear monitors but am also perfectly comfortable mixing wedges and any combination of the two. I have a calm exterior, even under stress (often very important for this particular role), whilst also having the urgency and vigilance that the job requires at all times. I pride myself in creating seamless mixes with any necessary adjustments using snapshots or hands-on alterations, focusing on precision, subtelty and accuracy.
Artists I've worked for as monitor engineer directly include Tom Jones, Alfie Boe, Michael Ball, Leona Lewis, Laura Mvula, Little Mix, Pixie Lott, Jason Derulo, Blue, Culture Club, Boy George, Level 42, Kim Wilde, Bo Kaspers Orkester, Rick Astley, Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings, Megan McKenna, Aswad and Howard Jones.
The job of Monitor Engineer and RF Technician often go hand in hand. Given that, I have a thorough knowledge of RF management and the correct tools to make everything work together seamlessly, whether as monitor engineer looking after a number of IEMs or as dedicated RF Technician in charge of a much larger set of radio equipment.
I have significant experience as front-of-house engineer, working both for acts directly and production companies. I am comfortable with high-spec equipment but am able to quickly adapt to unfamiliar equipment and get the best out of tired old systems when necessary, even with minimal soundcheck time. As a musician, I understand the needs of fellow musicians and am able to accurately represent their artistic vision into technical reality.
A selection of acts I've mixed FOH for are JLS, Maverick Sabre, Kano, The Original Wailers, Hayley Westenra, Mica Paris, The Pierces, Hæelos, Belinda Carlisle, Rita Coolidge, Megan Mullally, The Yardbirds, Bad Manners, Marty Wilde & The Wildcats, The Drifters, Humphrey Lyttelton, Chesney Hawkes, The Buzzcocks and Jimmy Carr.
I have considerable experience with most modern sound reinforcement systems including line array systems, system processors and dual-FFT analysis as well as digital / analogue consoles and radio systems. I am able to predict, fly, align and tune large PA systems to a high standard. I have a meticulous nature that ensures that 98% of the time, it's right first time, but when things inevitably go wrong, I have the practical knowledge to swiftly troubleshoot and resolve problems under pressure.
Acts that I have worked with as system technician include Kylie, Ollie Murs, Il Divo, Rizzle Kicks, Plan B, Van Morrison, Hurts, Paloma Faith, Dappy, KT Tunstall, Little Mix, The Sugababes, The Script, Gnarls Barkley, The Bootleg Beatles and The Ting Tings.