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"Volunteer. We all started out that way."
"It's amazing what you learn from being nosy!"
Singing pop, rock, jazz, RnB soul, blues or folk
"If you believe you're the best, go out and prove it."
“You have to stay focused.”
"Think very carefully about what you want."
"Use your tools to become part of the orchestra."
"Stay focused – there will be knockbacks."
"60 years old, still stomping around in muddy fields!"
How to create routines for singers to peform
Looking after instruments and backline equipment
How to manage everything for live music events
Serving meals and drinks for the artists and crew
How to represent musicians and songwriters
How to work with choirs, orchestras and ensembles
How to create your own original song material
Working to develop singing ability and technique
Develop the creative & artistic vision of an event
"Your past experience is your toolbox of ideas."
Working backstage for tours, festivals and events
How to organise a band or musician on tour
Creating firework or pyrotechnic displays
How to organise every aspect of a live music event
"The best thing about my job is making something work again."
How to plan the lighting for live events
"It's the quirks of production that make songs stand out."
"The best things were the lectures and masterclasses."
Ensuring high-quality sound for music performances
"Get yourself out there and soak it up like a sponge!"
Working with the public at live music events
"Strive to be better and learn all the time."
"Keep knocking on doors. Make the most of any break you get."
"I'm the one who knows how to make things work."
“I love seeing results from my work in print.”
Controlling all aspects of a live performance
Scheduling a programme of music events
How to entertain live audiences by playing music
"Be reliable, or nobody will call you again."
"Never be afraid to ask questions."
How to represent musicians for events
"Learn as much as you can on what interests you."
"I like it when band and audience really connect."
"It sounds clichéd, but don’t give up."
Installing audio and visual equipment for events
"At curtain down, I get a well-earned pint!"
"Many don't realise what technicians actually do."
"Be creative when selling yourself."
Pop, indie, rock, jazz, RnB soul, blues and folk
"Only continue if you feel passionate about it."
"I get to see a great deal of live music!"
"In this business, it's all about networking."
How to publicise music acts, concerts and gigs
"Being able to support live music is the best."
"You need an ear for the smallest detail."
"I am always aware of how the shows are selling."
"Music publishing lets you support what creative people actually want."
"There's no risk of ever getting bored."
"Band managers aren't always like the stereotype."
I’ve coached West End performers – and X-Factor stars."
How do you promote yourself as a freelance worker?
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