53 Creative people in total for Music
After getting a part in Grease, Toby launched a long career in musical theatre. He now teaches singing and still performs with a band.
From school assemblies to the 2012 Olympics, Miles has been working his way up in a backstage career since he was 15. He talked to us about his journey and gave some top tips for working backstage.
Gabrielle works as the office manager and front of house coordinator at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, with the company Live Nation. She explains her role and how she got into the live music sector with a venue apprenticeship.
Brian set up Production Services Ireland (PSI) in 1996 to meet the growing needs of the industry. Now Northern Ireland’s leading technical production company, they provide lighting for events such as Tennents Vital, Giro D’Italia and Riverdance production in China.
Lynette Nixon manages the box office at Manchester's Oldham Coliseum theatre and live events venue.
Tom Marshall started working in the sound department of a West End show after his A levels and is now a successful sound engineer.
Deptford John has been a guitar technician for over 30 years, looking after bands' gear and instruments and teaching others how to run a tour.
Simon runs Crew Class training courses, which provide training and advice to people entering the events and entertainment industry.
Stage manager Josh has worked at the O2 Academy Brixton for 21 years, but his history of backstage work goes back even further. He told us about his career, from touring with Motörhead to applying farming skills to festival work, and gave 3 tips for becoming a stage manager.
Rose Durbin is a front-of-house engineer, responsible for running the sound mixdesk at live concerts.
Angharad Lee, Freelance Director, Creative Agent with Arts Council Wales, Artistic Director of Leeway Productions and Lecturer at Trinity St David.
Mark is a freelance musical director, with both TV and stage credits on his CV. He is also a musical arranger, composer, and vocal coach.
Kid starting singing in a vocal group with a couple of friends and is now an established DJ and promoter.
Amy turned her love of music into a job before she even graduated, and went on to a successful career which included working in A&R. She is now the Creative Director of a music publisher.
JD, from Manchester, has worked as a technician since he was 21. He has no formal tech qualifications but has built up a wealth of experience.
Bev started out helping in an orchestra pit and got hooked on the technical side of music. She's now a full time technician.
Hannah Farnham is Head of Production & Events at Live Nation Entertainment (UK) Music.
Christina has worked in arts education at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and aims to go freelance as an arts education consultant.
For the past 40 years Bryan Grant has been managing director of Britannia Row Productions, who provide audio equipment and technicians for concerts and events around the world.
While working in telesales, Peter discovered an interest in how people used their voices. He is now an established voice coach.
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