Music


53 Creative people in total for Music


Danny Stewart, lighting and sound technician

Danny started out working front-of-house at a theatre. From there he got into the technical side of staging opera and live events.


Simon Lovelace, technical manager

Simon runs Crew Class training courses, which provide training and advice to people entering the events and entertainment industry.


Ellie Dorman, Sound Engineer

Ellie is a Sound Engineer and works as both an in-house Venue Technician and a Front of House Engineer. She spoke to Creative Choices about how she originally wanted to be a classical French horn player, but instead chose to take her music career down a different path.


Gabrielle Giffard, office and front of house

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.


Leroy was encouraged by his tutors to play music in his local area as a way of practising performance.

Leroy Rahman, tech music student

Leroy is a musician who completed a course at London's Tech Music School. He talks about being taught by Amy Winehouse's drummer and gives advice for people who also want to get into music.


Holly Haste, creative apprentice

Holly Haste works as an apprentice for Neon Street where she runs events, oversees projects and researches new musical talent. She told us about what her apprenticeship involves day-to-day, while her employer outlined his experiences of taking on an apprentice.


Rose Durbin, front-of-house engineer

Rose Durbin is a front-of-house engineer, responsible for running the sound mixdesk at live concerts.


Chris Clarke, head of lighting

Chris studied lighting design. Now he makes sure the light shines favourably on West End musical Billy Elliot.


Tom Marshall, sound engineer

Tom Marshall started working in the sound department of a West End show after his A levels and is now a successful sound engineer.


Mark Collins, musical director

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.


Ceurwyn Humphreys, live events apprentice

Ceurywn Humphreys talks about learning events management as an apprentice with It’s my Shout Productions.


Miles Baldwin, duty technician

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.


Joe Barbe now works at Atlantic Records as an A/R Assistant.

Joe Barbe, Columbia Records apprentice

Music-loving Joe started out as an apprentice at Columbia Records. He discusses what he learned and gives his thoughts on apprenticeships.


Iconic Eye is a brand new Rock project founded by Greg Dean.

Greg Dean, musician

Greg has been playing guitar since he was 16. He shared his experiences of playing and performing in bands, up to his latest project, Iconic Eye.


Heather Saunderson, technician

Heather is a technician at the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling, Scotland. From scenery to lighting and sound, she is part of a team that makes sure live performances go technically to plan.


Steven Wilkins, production carpenter

Steven "Wilky" Wilkins started out as a technician and now freelances in production carpentry. He has both a forklift truck licence and a diploma in stage make-up.


Hannah Dilworth, education producer

Hannah Dilworth is an education producer at Opera North, having started there as an admin assistant.


Morna has helped many young people get a first foot on their career ladder. (Image: James Fletcher)

Morna Cook, Universal Music HR director

Senior director of HR for Universal Music, Morna played a key role in their groundbreaking paid internship scheme. For her outstanding commitment to passing on and developing creative skills, she was awarded the Music Skills Award 2015.


Bev Paskell, technician

Bev started out helping in an orchestra pit and got hooked on the technical side of music. She's now a full time technician.


A six month internship led to a full-time job for Francasa

Francasa O’Connor, Trainee Artist Manager with Champion Sound Music Management

Francasa knew that entering the close-knit Northern Irish music industry was going to be a challenge, but her internship with Champion Sound Music Management gave her the perfect entry into the industry. We spoke to her about her role.


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