Want to know how to get a job as a roadie in the live music Industry? Looking how to gain and keep a career in the road crew, Yes?
Because you want the advice from an industry expert who has toured the globe with top international artists, right?
Sure you do,
Well, there’s a book called Roadie inc, and if that’s what you want to do then it’s pages were definitely written for you. It’s written by a real veteran industry insider and is the definitive guide to help you achieve and keep a fulfilling career within the live music industry.
So, If you’ve craved the freedom of being on the road and are excited to work for bands backstage, then here’s a book I recommend. It’s one I own after having met and had tuition from the very author himself, Andy Reynolds. A Tour Manager and industry insider with 25 years experience who found me work experience shadowing engineers at live shows.
My personal experience with Andy Reynolds.
I met Andy when I was on a Sound Engineering course at Red Tape studios in Sheffield. U.K. Andy was tutoring classes between his busy tour schedule. I was of course looking for work as a roadie. Back then it’s what I always dreamed of.
He sourced out contacts and got me working at the city’s leadmill venue shadowing the F.O.H engineer. He also took a handful of us on the Super furry animals Tour Bus after the show. I was also invited me to the album launch party of the now defunct Laruso, who went out on tour with ex-Busted star Charlie Simpson’s band Fightstar.
I found Andy to be sincerely helpful. He always replied to my emails and was very generous with his contact details, even his personal mobile phone number. But due to much respect I always emailed him, and he always got straight back. Bless him.
I personally can attest to Andy being a friendly approachable bloke that, ‘has the experience’ to teach anyone about the live entertainment industry.
So to the book- Roadie inc. How to Gain and Keep a Career in the Live Music Industry.
My book is the first edition print, but you can get the second up to date book at Amazon.
Andy’s book teaches you:
- How the live music industry really works.
- Details of the various backstage jobs.
- Industry secrets-Why roadie jobs are never advertised
- Interviews with pro road crew, artist managers and booking agents.
- Examples of contracts for concerts and freelance employment
- Step-by-step guides to starting your live music industry career.
- The Live Music Industry Today.
- How the Concert Industry Works- Who does what.
- Set up your own Freelance Crew Business
- Getting started
- Getting Hired
- How do you keep Working in The Live Music Industry
So until then, budding Roadie, Backline tech, or Sound Engineer. Best of luck & all the very best seeking a rewarding job/career in the Live Entertainment Industry as a Roadie.
To learn more about Andy, go to www.tourconcepts.com.