Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
The "Bass Ackwards" stage production for their national tour. Tour manager/production coach.
What are you working on at the moment?
A new country band that is loaded with some of the best musical talent I've heard in a while.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Not yet... just got here and haven't yet looked.
Analog or digital and why?
either. I like both. Analog for the raw sound and and the high headroom, digital for the cleanliness and sharpness that can be achieved on a simplified method.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I can only help you if you can follow my direction.
What do you like most about your job?
I get to work with the most amazing musicians, always getting my own private show, and I do what I love.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How can you help me make money playing music?
Practice creating a show that will put your audience in awe, shock, or strike the emotions so hard that they face the edge of total breakdown. They will never forget you, and they will buy everything you sell at your merch tables.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
When you think you know it all, you don't know anything
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are your musical goals for the next year, 3 years and 5 years?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Get it in writing!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
An acoustic guitar, a knife, a roll of fishing line, a bucket, and a change of underwear
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been in the music business since I was 15 years old, and I'm 48 today. Music is my life blood.
How would you describe your style?
Aggressive and Covert
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Pink Floyd, due to the very nature of their show.
Can you share one music production tip?
Make a show that people want to take home with them and you will make money.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Anything that can be translated to the stage.
What's your strongest skill?
Creating great shows.
What do you bring to a song?
Aural presence and energy that generates sales.
What's your typical work process?
Get it wired, get it tuned, get it leveled, get it equalized, add some effects, work the show.
Tell us about your studio setup.
We have a comprehensive array of sound equipment. For events and for in house rehearsals.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Tom Jackson, and anyone who plays well.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
We are Production specialists. Providing FOH engineering, rehearsal rooms, Production coaching, consulting, live 2 track, music videos.