Welcome to my site. I’m a freelance sound engineer working in Live music, theatre and corporate events professionally since 2004 after heavy involvement in Live audio whilst at university learning something completely different led me into this as a career.
I’ve worked in several different environments and I’m as comfortable dealing with an event manager whilst in a shirt and tie as I am dealing with a performer on a stage. I’m as happy abroad as I am at home and used to adjusting to different environments and long stays away from home. Music is my main passion and I feel my strongest skill is forming relationships with musicians to deliver what they want to hear on stage, and giving them a FOH standard mix in their ears or their wedges. I’m happy too on FOH with multiple styles of music, appreciating the different mixes and techniques required by each one. I’m punctual, clean and I like to think professional 100% of the time.
Comfortable in FOH but especially monitors, both in bringing the best SPL and intelligibility from wedges/fills and also creating comfortable and “natural” sounding stereo IEM mixes to keep both experienced IEM users and virgins happy, with good separation of instruments they want to hear.
Experienced in planning, rigging and optimizing line array systems, including d&b and Nexo, comfortable with design software.
Not too young to have missed planning and understanding of point source systems before software, and know how to do so, as well as as time aligned supplementary additions with today’s systems. Experience flying systems such as C4/Alpha before modern line array rigging made flying the norm.
Configuring speaker management systems, building of speaker systems
Skilled using analogue sound consoles along with all the patch and outboard racks that went with them.
Strong touring experience in Digital consoles including Digico, Soundcraft, Yamaha
Skilled at forming trustful and respectful relationships with performers, and interpreting their on stage needs, either on a long term tour or to pull off the the 20 minute soundcheck for the support band at a local venue.
Also worked in corporate and exhibition environments and what comes with them such as last minute creative decisions changing everything, good at integrating with video and lighting crews to provide the final product. Smart and presentable appearance.
Proficient with playback software such as Qlab, Logic Express. Understanding of MIDI cue commands, time code, and comfortable triggering from or to sound consoles, computers, lighting consoles.
Strong understanding of computer networking and integration of many devices across one network either with dynamic or static IPs.
Trained in electric safety and power distribution.
Comfortable working at heights and licensed to use scissor lifts and cherrypickers.
July 2013 – Present, Worldwide
Capital Sound Hire Limited
June 2013 – Present, UK
Freelance technician, roles have included
Monitor Engineer/Babysitter for Invictus Games Closing Ceremony, UK Live, Secret Garden Party Main Stage & London Mela
Blitz Communications Ltd
January 2013 – Present, London
June 2008 – December 2013, UK / Europe
FOH system technician, Slade and Sweet Dec 2013
FOH – The Rat Pack, Germany April 2013
Monitor System Technician – Glen Campbell 2009/2011
Monitor Engineer, Solid Silver 60s Tour 2006/7/8
d&b J System Technician
Thriller Live Tour
April 2012 – June 2012, France
Tour of primarily France’s Zeniths, d&b J primary system, Q out hangs, infills
Thriller Live Tour
February 2009 – June 2012, Worldwide
Monitor engineer looking after multiple in ear mixes, stage fills, large number of electronic instruments, control systems and networking.
Sound Of Music Ltd
June 2004 – Present, UK
Conference Audio Engineer
March 2008 – February 2009, UK
April 2004 – August 2008 Nelson, UK
June 2007 – May 2008
Standby Exhibition Services
July 2004 – September 2007, UK
Freelance Audio Technician
June 2005 – September 2005, UK