Roadie Of The Month

March / April 2017
Madeleine Spence
Lucy Jade Hind
Sheree Blake
                     

1/ Name?

Madeleine ‘Mad Dog’ Spencer (MS)

Lucy Jade Hind (LJH)

Sheree Blake (SB)

  

2/ Hometown?

(MS)    Busselton, WA

(LJH)   Mandurah, WA

(SB)     Adelaide, SA

 

3/ Currently Reside?

(MS)    Melbourne, VIC

(LJH)   Melbourne, VIC

(SB)     Sydney, NSW

 

4/ Role?

(MS)    Currently working between theatre show Book Of Mormon and touring merch manager for Dune Rats.

(LJH)   Tour Manager mostly but I also work as an: Assistant TM, Merch Seller/Manager, Driver/Runner, Stage Manager, VIP Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator and I am currently learning Lighting and Backline. Plus I have worked as an Artist Manager, Event Manager and Promoter in the past.

(SB)     I work as Head Of Partnership across Australia & New Zealand for Wanderlust – managing merch is my much-loved side gig.

 

5/ Years in the music industry?

 (MS)    9 years (on and off)

(LJH)   11 years

            (SB)     I've been selling merch for about 4 years officially, unofficially, around 6. Seeing these bands I'm now working for … around 20 or so.

 

6/ First band you ever worked for?

(MS)    Missy Higgins was my first ever show in merchandise, first tour I ever worked on was Paul Kelly.

(LJH)   The first band I ever managed was a WA band “Indigo” that are still kicking it and the first band I worked for, as a TM was “iwrestledabearonce”.

(SB)     'Worked' is a term I'd use loosely.....I just walked behind the merch desk at Floating Me's debut gig in Adelaide because nobody was there selling, and there were a few people milling around wanting to buy. I did the same to Closure In Moscow, and to sleepmakeswaves not long after….and I still work for both of these bands to this day, just in a more official capacity.

 

7/ Favorite Australian venue?

(MS)    Kings Park, Perth but I work there so I might be a little biased. I think it’s one of the most beautiful inner city places in the country.

(LJH)   There’s still so many I have yet to experience so I couldn’t possibly choose. Although, 170 Russell has become my second home lately.

(SB)     The Enmore Theatre, Sydney.

 

8/ Last three bands you have toured with?

            (MS)    Dune Rats, Karnivool and Rufus.

            (LJH)   The last three full tours were with: Enslaved, The Troggs and Voyager.

            (SB)     I've just come off of the Sydney shows for Fallujah, Plini and Animals As Leaders. I'm based in Sydney due to my job role, so I generally have to stay local at the moment – I can't complain because the variety of acts I see and number of people I meet is amazing!  

  

9/ Favourite Australian Bar or Restaurant?

(MS)    
Supper Club, Melbourne. More for fond memories and late opening hours than anything else but the espresso martinis and toasted sandwiches are a pretty great time.

(LJH)   Frankie’s in Sydney. No question about it. Their pizza is ridiculous.

(SB)     For post-show drinks, it's always Frankie's, Opera Bar for beer and the iconic Sydney views, particularly for international bands. Restaurants....Sydney's Inner West has great Vietnamese - PHD on Illawarra Rd in Marrickville is my go-to, Bondi is best for wholefoods and burgers....think Bondi Harvest and Bondi Tony's. And when in Byron, The Roadhouse for absolutely everything!

 

10/ Have you toured OS?

(MS)    I toured New Zealand with the last ACDC but that’s my only overseas run so far.

(LJH)   I’m going overseas on tour for the first time next month with Protest The Hero for a show in NZ and am aiming to lock in more extensive OS tours

within the coming months.

(SB)     No, but it is on the to-do list.   I do tend to catch up with the bands I work for in Australia when I travel overseas though...the extended band family is one of my favourite things about the merch game!

 

12/ Favourite OS venue?

 (MD)    I’ve only worked a couple of Arenas in NZ on ACDC so I couldn’t really say workwise. As an attendee I loved Brooklyn Bowl in NYC (bowling and bands together, genius), and the Les Deferlantes festival site in Argeles Sur Mer is a truly beautiful setting. Trust the south of France to have mountains, beaches, vineyards and a beautiful chateau all in one place.

 

 13/ Favourite OS Bar or Restaurant?

 (MD)    Creperie Broceliande in Montmartre, Paris. The crepes are what heaven must taste like

 

 14/ What 3 tools are the most important to your role?

 (MD)    Lights, T - pins and a friendly disposition. And I know it’s four… but everyone needs gaffa tape.

(LJH)   Gaffa tape, laptop and sharpies.

(SB)     Good pins to display tees, my MacBook so I can run a sales spreadsheet, and my Roadsick tee/leather mini combo. Seriously....point of sale is key! Anything else - gaff, Sharpies, etc – can be scrounged up at a venue, and don’t really contribute to generating sales.

 

15/ What are the 3 things you cant leave for tour without? 


(MD)    My travel pillow, my slippers and my pink pelican case (I always know which one is mine!)

(LJH)   Noise cancelling headphones, custom moulded ear plugs and whatever new hoodie I’ve become obsessed with.

(SB)     My MacBook, iPhone and a Roadsick tee or three.

 

16/ What's your drink of choice after the truck is packed? 
 

(MD)    Peppermint tea is my favourite at work but a Jamesons on ice or a beer is always welcome at the end of the night.

(LJH)   Any good craft beer I can get my hands on. Shower beers for days.

(SB)     Water, vodka or beer – generally, and preferably, in that order.

 

 17/ Who's the most played artist on your ipod? 


 (MS)    At the moment it’s probably pretty even between Childish Gambino and Mazzy Star.

(LJH)   It’s currently a tie between Motley Crue and Birds of Tokyo.

(SB)     This year to date it’s Gojira, meshuggah, The Contortionist, Faith No More and sleepmakeswaves.

 

18/ What do you do when you’re not on the road?

            (MS)    I love brunches, the beach and catching up on movies and TV shows while I’m at home the first few days… Post recovery I like hikes and getting out to the country. I do a bit of venue work as a front of house manager and merch for lots of kids shows between runs too.

(LJH)   Attend shows, travel when possible, drink ALL of the beer with mates and at the moment I’m focusing on a couple of projects I plan to launch later this year.

 (SB)     I work....my job is a big one, but I love it! And when I'm not working, I'm at the beach, hiking, seeing a lot of bands, eating good food, reading and attempting to see friends. Travelling and sleeping, though I don’t do enough of either, are both in there too.

 

19/ Words of Wisdom?

            (MS)    Girls can be roadies too!

(LJH)   Another person’s opinion of you says more about them than it does about you.

(SB)   Do what makes you feel most alive, Spend time in nature - it's good for the soul (so is laughter, so do this too), Don’t be a c*nt.

 

20/ You can contact me on?

            (MS)    maddie.spencer@gmail.com  

            (LJH)   lucy@jadeartistservices.com or www.jadeartistservices.com

            (SB)     merch@shereeblake.com / Instagram - shereeblake

February 2017 - Kester Sappho
 
1/ Name?
Kester Sappho
2/ Hometown?
Fremantle, WA
3/ Currently Reside?
Freo
4/ Role?
Tour Manager
5/ Years on the road?
When I was around 16, I lied about my age to an interstate band, the hired me to sell merch on their WA Regional tour. That snowballed & for the next few years, anytime interstate or international bands came to Perth I'd jump on their Metro or regional tours. So that would make it 20 years - EEEP!!
6/ First band you ever worked for?

28 Days & Frenzal Rhomb (I can't actually remember which was first?)

7/ Favourite Australian venue?

Meeniyan Town Hall, Victoria. The venue is run by this loveable, legend named Ian Bevington, the room & stage is tiny with tables and chairs set with red & white gingham tablecloths. Punters are encouraged to bro food & share amongst other groups. It's the smallest room with the biggest vibe. Backstage is a roaring open fire up one end of the room and a kitchen done the other. Ian and his family cook up an amazing feast and encourage the tour party to eat dinner together at one massive communal table. It feels like the homeliest home away from home.

8/ Favourite Australian bar or restaurant?

It's a tie between two very special establishments; "The Local" in South Freo. A bright, comfy, casual pub, near the beach. It has counter meals and a good range of booze. I know I can head there on my lonesome and I'm guaranteed to bump into a friend. They also book me to DJ, so basically I just play records to pay off my bar tab. It's a win / win situation really... Other fave is "Strange Company" in Freo. It's on the higher end of the spectrum. It's fancy but you can still rock up in shorts and thongs from the beach and feel at home. Their food and booze selection is out of this world and their kitchen is open until they close the doors. So it's rad if your looking for an after show feed.

9/ When was your first overseas tour?

Feb 2002, North America with Frenzal Rhomb. I was selling merch, driving and sharing some TM duties. We did the 'Fat Tour' with NOFX, Mad Caddies & Fabulous disaster. We did 27 shows in 28 days in a motorhome, which stank by the end of the tour because one of the dudes took a shit in the toilet within the first couple of days. It just became a methane machine for the rest of the month (No pooping on the bus!). It is the still, hands down, one of the funniest / craziest tours I've ever done!

10/ Favourite overseas country to tour?

Germany & North America

 11/ Favourite overseas venue?

Red Rocks, Colorado or The Gorge, Washington. They both seem like obvious choices but they're breathtakingly stunning.

12/ Favourite overseas bar or restaurant?

So many joy places to eat / drink that I've been to OS, but I'd say "Cochon Butcher" in New Orleans & this recommendations is coming from a vegetarian. It's super meat heavy but their veg options are delicious & they're a good bar. Plus it's in New Orleans (One of my favourite cities).

13/ Last three bands you have toured with?

I've been a one band TM for the last 7 years for John Butler Trio & they keep me plenty busy. They are between album cycles at the moment, so I recently toured with Peter Garrett on his solo album tour, which was rad. I rarely get starstruck, but every now and again I'd catch myself thinking "That's Peter Fucking Garrett".

 14/ What three tools are most important to your role?

(A) My signature leopard print gaffe tape, all my band / crew know anything stuck down with that gaff relates to our tour.

(B) Smart Phone ( I dunno how we ever toured without them).

(C) Muesli Bars - Hangry musicians are the worst!

 15/ What are the three things you can't leave for tour without?

Skipping rope, comfy sneakers, belt clip lanyard thingo; which I gaff a sharpie & a torch off.

16/ What's your drink of choice after the truck is packed?

Jameson, neat or on the rocks or a nice glass of red.

17/ Who's the most played artist on your iPod?

D'Angelo
Beyonce
Beastie Boys

18/ Words of wisdom?

Hire a motorbike or a car and when you get a day or to off, GTFO of town and hoon around somewhere, go and see the world while you're in it. It's so easy to hide away in your hotel room on off days, but you'll never regret getting away from the wolf pack for a day or two and having a little adventure.

Also, exercise. I really have to make time to work out. Easy options are yoga or running, however I tour with a pair of boxing gloves, some pads and the aforementioned skipping rope. You can team up with another member of your tour party and punch the shit out of each other (well, the pads). It keeps me happy, fit, healthy and the demons at bay.

 19/ You can contact me on?

kester@jarrahrecords.com 

 

Photo #1

 

EMMA GOODLAND (L) IS THE WAIFS & DAN SULTANS TM, KEA SHEPPARD (MIDDLE) WORKS FOR SPINNING TOP & TM’S POND AND OTHER ARTISTS ON SPINNING TOP. THIS WAS TAKEN AT A GIG IN HOBART WHERE ALL 3 BANDS ON THE BILL WERE TM’D BY WOMEN. I AM SO PROUD TO BE WOMAN IN THIS MALE DOMINANT INDUSTRY, I'M ALWAYS STOKED WHEN I HEAR OF AND SEE MORE WOMEN TOURING AND WORKING IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.  

 

Photo #2 

 

DAY OFF IN, DETROIT WITH SOME OF OUR TOUR PARTY. I’M SO LUCKY TO WORK WITH A HIGH CALIBRE OF LEGENDS WHO I ACTUALLY WANT TO HANG OUT WITH ON DAY’S OFF

 

Photo #3

 

A FESTIVAL WE DID IN FRANCE WERE DOING FREE TATTOO’S BACKSTAGE, MYSELF, JOHN BUTLER & ONE OF THE GUYS IN OUR CREW ALL GOT TATTOO’S!! SOOOO SICK!! TCB⚡️ (TAKING CARE of BUSINESS) 

 

Photo #4 

 

THIS IS STEVE GRANVILLE (L) AND PATRICK MEYER (R) (BOTH PREVIOUS ROADIES OF THE MONTH) AND I ON PUSHIES IN ANTWERP, BELGIUM, WE HAD A DAY OFF AND DECIDED TO HAVE AN ADVENTURE. WE GOT OBSESSED WITH BADMINTON AT A FESTIVAL AND PLAYED IT FOR HOURS, SO WE DECIDED TO HIRE BIKES AND RIDE THEM OUT TO A SPORT STORE PURCHASE A BADMINTON SET TO PLAY ON TOUR. YOU COULD ONLY USE THE BIKES FOR 20 MIN INTERVALS, & YOU HAD TO WAIT 30 MINS UNTIL YOU CAN HIRE ANOTHER ONE, SO WE’D PICK UP BIKES & RIDE THEM AS FAR AS WE COULD GET IN 20 MINS, RETURN THEM, HAVE A BEER, PICK UP NEW BIKES AND SO ON. SO MANY ACTIVITIES, SO MANY BEERS!! 

Photo #5

 

MY VIEW ON STAGE, THIS IS SOMEWHERE IN SWITZERLAND WITH JOHN BUTLER. I LOVE PEOPLE WATCHING FROM STAGE. SOME OF THE GREATEST DANCE MOVES!!  

 

Photo #6

 ROOOOOADTRIP!!!!! - COUPLE OF US HIRED MOTORBIKES; I RODE THIS BEAST FROM LAS VEGAS TO THE GRAND CANYON (AND BACK). THIS SHOT WAS TAKEN MOMENTS AFTER I GOT A FLAT TYRE, JUST NORTH OF THE GRAND CANYON. THAT IS MARBLE CANYON BEHIND ME, IT, WAS, FUCKING, HOT - ONE OF THE BEST ROADTRIP'S OF MY LIFE!! (BTW - I’M BEING IRONIC WITH MY AMERICAN FLAG SKULL CAP AND I DID WEAR A HELMET & A PROPER JACKET, DID I MENTION IT WAS HOT!!??)

January 2017 - Simon Gallacher
 
1/ Name?
Simon Gallacher
2/ Hometown?
Glasgow, Scotland
3/ Currently Reside?
London, UK
4/ Role?
Tour Manager (Letlive. & Creeper)
Promoter's Rep for Live Nation
5/ Years on the road?
10 as of 2017
6/ First band you ever worked for?

I started promoting Glasgow shows in 2001. The first band I did was Leftover Crack, then started touring in 2008 with a band Called The Korovas and went on from there.

 

7/ Favourite UK venue?

Barrowlands, Glasgow – 16 flights of stairs up (yes, you read that correct). I crewed here for many years & it taught me to shut up & get the job done – there’s no messing about at this venue, especially with the crew! I saw so many shows growing up here, as well as working – Cypress Hill, Green Day, Offspring, Machine Head, Slipknot but to name a few.

 

8/ Favourite UK bar or resturant?

The 13th Note Café / bar in Glasgow – where I put on my first ever show. Great vibe, nice & relaxed. Food is all amazing & a wide selection of drinks – easily the best bar in the UK!

 

9/ When was your first overseas tour?

2009 with Catch 22 

 

10/ Favourite overseas country to tour?

Germany & Holland 

 

11/ Favourite overseas venue?

Gruenspan in Hamburg

 

12/ Favourite overseas bar or restaurant?

Hill Street Blues in Amsterdam

 

13/ Last three bands you have toured with?

Primal Scream / Twenty One Pilots / Letlive. & Creeper (they were touring together, but I know that makes it 4, haha!)

 

14/ What three tools are most important to your role?

(A) Having a calm & good temperament. Even when it’s all going wrong, your face should look like it’s running smoothly & no one should be any the wiser, even though you’re freaking inside. Along with this, you never know who is who – so if you’re always nice to people you never have to backtrack & apologise. (just because you’re nice doesn’t mean you’re weak – the same message can be conveyed, just in a different format)

 (B) Physical tools – torch, leatherman & portable mobile battery. You can see what you’re doing, fix any problems then phone someone else if you can’t fix it!

 (C) In conjunction with the first point – GOOD HEALTH is top of the tree here too. If you sleep well & eat well, you feel good (this is of course difficult on tour). However, take time to yourself – go for a walk / buy an organic smoothie / go for a swim / burn some insense / don’t have a 6th coffee of the day. What people do to their own bodies is up to them, but I try to take care of myself as best I can – I feel good, therefore I think clearer & am ready for day ahead!

 

15/ What are the three things you can't leave for tour without?

(A)  As a TM and promoter’s rep – My admin equipment (computer / printer / ink cartridges / passes / etc.) is all pretty vital to me – so basically, my pelican case.

 (B) Insense – I burn it all the time. It creates a calming vibe & people always comment on it and how peaceful it makes the atmosphere fee.

 (C) Knowing my parents & partner are all ok & in good health – family always comes first!

 

16/ What's your drink of choice after the truck is packed?

I’m not much of a drinker at all, so usually a cold gingerbeer but if push came to shove it’d have to be a gin & tonic

 

17/ Who's the most played artist on your iPod?

Tom Waits

King Tubby Sound System

Bad Brains

Explosions in The Sky

Casisdead

Bonobo

Sharks ///

Good Riddance

Dead Kennedys

 

18/ Words of wisdom?

(A) If you’re touring because you want to be in a band – go & be in a band as resentment will always shine through.

 (B) Always be honest

 (C) Remember, when it’s “Saturday night” kicking off in your head, it should be nothing but “Sunday morning” on your face….

 

19/ You can contact me on?

Simontm141@icloud.com

+44(0)7718799948

Instagram – @simon141

 

Photo #1

 

 This is a photo of me having been up for nearly 3 days on a festival run in 2014 – it’s not all partying on the road!

 

Photo #2 

I LOVE this photo. This is from a festival I work each year called The Secret Garden Party. The weather was awful that year & everyone was super bummed out, however I always try to keep a smile on my face & have a sense of humour – hence the bowtie 

 

Photo #3

 

No many people in life can say they’ve achieved their lifetime goal, but I can genuinely say that I have – touring with Slayer (Anthrax & Kvelertak) in 2015 – Yes, my Mum came own to see me at the Glasgow show

 

Photo #4 

 

My biggest client –

Twenty Øne Pilots playing last February at Manchester O2 Ritz

Photo #5
Every year I set myself a different work goal, examples below –

2012 – I wanted to do a tour on a tour bus – I did with New Found Glory

 2013 – I wanted to start working as a promoter’s rep – which I did

 2014 – I wanted to do a show / tour that had a truck on it – I did it with Asking Alexandria

2015 – I wanted to do a show at Brixton Academy – I did 3 that year

2016 – I wanted to do a show at arena level – I did 5 that year & the picture attached shows 3 of them for Slandunk 2016

November / December 2016 - Ant Milne

 

1/     Name?

Ant Milne

 

2/     Role?

Backline Tech, Production Stuff

 

3/     Years on the road?

About 15… or so

 

4/     First band you ever worked for?

Can't remember, but I think the first touring gig was Motor Ace

 

5/     Favourite Australian venue?

The Tivoli

 

6/     Last three bands you have toured with?

Passenger, The Living End, Jimmy Barnes

 

7/     When and where was your first OS tour?

I think it was 2006, USA with The Living End 

 

8/     Favourite OS country to tour?

Most of Europe, Probably Germany

 

9/     Favourite OS venue?

Tempodrom Berlin is pretty sweet & Gasometer in Vienna

 

10/  What three tools are the most important to your role?

Peterson 490 Tuner, nut Files & Internet

 

11/  What are the three things you can’t leave for tour without?

Xanax, Slippers & Long White Sock

 

12/  What’s your drink of choice after the truck is packed?

Fizzy Water & Double Espresso

 

13/  Who’s the most played artist on your ipod?

Dawes & David Ramirez - I'm Old & Sad

 

14/  Words of Wisdom?

It can always be better... Or any obscene term of endearment

 

 

 

October 2016 - Simon 'Shrimp' Christian 

 

 

1/     Name?

Simon 'Shrimp' Christian

 

2/     Role?

Mostly a TM, sometime guitar tech

 

3/     Years on the road?

15ish

 

4/     First band you ever worked for?

Bugdust

 

5/     Favourite Australian venue?

 Cant choose between the Palias and Forum in Melbourne and the Enmore in Sydney

 

6/     Last three bands you have toured with?

PMJ – Scott Bradlees Post Modern Jukebox

Dan and Phil – You Tube Stars

Magcon – You Tube Stars

 

7/     When and where was your first OS tour?

Haven’t done heaps, went to London with Shihad back in 2011. Just the one show. Tour NZ nearly every run we do now but that’s just Australia with a different currency and expensive phones!

 

8/     Favourite OS country to tour?

South Island of NZ, especially during lambing season.

 

9/     Favourite OS venue?

Isaac Theatre Christchurch.

 

10/  What three tools are the most important to your role?

Internet / Mac / Printer.

 

11/  What are the three things you can’t leave for tour without?

1/  My pelly case with my office in it.

2/ A pair of undies and socks for each day away (I obviously own a lot).

3/ A hoodie and sunglasses for plane sleeping.

 

12/  What’s your drink of choice after the truck is packed?

 Whisky – Straight Up.

 

13/  Who’s the most played artist / podcast on your ipod?

 Wrestling podcasts – Stone Cold Unleashed.

 

14/  Words of Wisdom?

 Triple (HHH) check the spreadsheet.

 

 

 

September 2016 - Jared Daly

  

Name?

Jared Daly

 Role?

Sound Engineer

 Years on the road?

7

 First band you ever worked for?

Ash Grunwald

  Last three bands you have toured with?

Bring me the Horizon, PVRIS, Northlane  

Favourite Australian venue?

Riverstage, Brisbane

When and where was your first OS tour?

England, 2013

 Favourite OS country to tour?

England

 Favourite OS venue?

Royal Albert Hall & Alexandria Palace UK

Favourite US venue? 

Aragon Ball Room - Chicago

 What three tools are the most important to your role?

In-Ear Monitors, RF Frequency Scanner, Jodi-Vac IEM Cleaner

 What are the three things you can’t leave for tour without?

Comfortable Hoodie, Macbook & Nurofen

  What’s your drink of choice after the truck is packed?

Corona w/Lime

 Who’s the most played artist on your ipod?

Underoath

 Words of Wisdom?

“Don’t F*ck it up”

 

 

August 2016 - Party Meyer
 
Name?
Patrick "Patty" "Party" Meyer
Role?
Stage Tech / Stage Manager
Years on the road?
13
First band you ever worked for?
Kisschasy
Favourite Australian venue?
Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Last three bands you worked for?
John Butler Trio, Steel Panther & The Avalanches
When & Where was your first OS tour?
2008, Japan on the World Magnetic tour with The Sword
Favourite OS country to tour?
Japan
Favourite OS venue?
AB Brussels / le Bikini Toulouse
What three tools are the most important to your role?
Gaff, Leatherman and a good attitude
What are the three things you cant leave for tour without?
Headphones, Nurofen and PawPaw
What's your drink of choice once the truck is packed?
Melbourne Bitter
Who's the most played artist on your iPod?
Beastie Boys / Ryan Adams
What do you do when your not on the road?
Spend most my time off between Yellow Bird & Deluxe Guitars
Words Of Wisdom?
Don't be a dickhead
June / July 2016 - Nick Loosley

Name?

Nick #strawbs Loosley

Role?

Guitar Technician

Years on the road?

8

First band you ever worked for?

Cog

Favorite Australian venue?

UNSW Roundhouse

Last three bands you have toured with?

Karnivool, Birds Of Tokyo, Millencolin

When & Where was your first OS tour?

India 2012, with Karnivool

Favorite OS country to tour?

Not India. Probably boring old England where I know exactly what the fuck I'm eating.

Favorite OS venue?

Ritz Theatre, Manchester UK, or Greenfield Festival in Switzerland

What 3 tools are the most important to your role?

A tuner, a pair of sidecutters, and a roll of gaffa tape.

What are the 3 things you cant leave for tour without?

My external hard drive, my wireless headphones, and my carabiner.

What's your drink of choice after the truck packed?

Pepsi Max. Also for before the truck is packed. I start at around noon if I'm being honest.

Who's the most played artist on you ipod?

Lamb Of God. Have to keep those linechecks tight.

What do you when 'your' not on the road?

Correct Yogi's grammar (you're), but I also like to spread my time between the gym and Northies.

Words of Wisdom?

Any job where you get paid to see the world is a good one, but in retrospect, a pilot's license would've been easier.

 

May 2016 - Tony Bryan 

Name?

Tony Bryan

 Role?

Sound Engineer

 Years on the road?

Too Many!

 First band you ever worked for?

Perfect Strangers

 Favourite Australian venue?

Perth Arena

 Last three bands you have toured with?

Parkway Drive, You Am I, Birds of Tokyo

 When and where was your first OS tour?

1994, Africa

Favourite OS Country to tour?

Germany

 Favourite OS venue?

Palladium, Cologne

 What three tools are the most important to your role?

USB Stick, Gaffa Tape & Kez Kesby!

What are the three things you can’t leave for tour without?

Glasses, Desk Files & an Apple!

 What’s your drink of choice after the truck is packed?

Cup of Tea!

 Who’s the most played artist on your ipod?

Pantera

 Words of Wisdom?

Be good to your fellow worker & enjoy the ride while it lasts. Some of the best friendships I have made in life have been on the road

 

 

April 2016 - Granville

Name? 
Steve ‘7.5’ Granville
Role?
Lighting Designer / Production Manager
Years on the road?
12 Years
First band you ever worked for?
Can’t remember – probably someone rubbish
Favourite Australian venue?
The Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Last three bands you have toured with?
Parkway Drive, Birds Of Tokyo & John Butler Trio
When and where was your first OS tour?
UK – 2010
Favourite OS country to tour?
USA
Favourite OS venue?
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado USA
What three tools are the most important to your role?
Vodka, Redbull, Cigarettes
What are the three things you can’t leave for tour without?
Vodka, Redbull, Cigarettes
What’s your drink of choice after the truck is packed?
Everybody already knows this
Who’s the most played artist on your ipod?
Limp Bizkit 
Words of Wisdom?
Don’t be a jerk

 

March 2016 - Fishy

Name?

Ben 'Fish" Fenwick

Role?

Guitar Tech / Production Manager

Years on the road?

8

First band you ever worked for?

Parkway Drive

Favourite Australian venue?

Riverstage, Brisbane

Last three bands you have toured with?

Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction & Tonight Alive

When & Where was your first OS tour?

Europe, 2009

Favourite OS country to tour?

Germany

Favourite OS venue?

The Gorge Amphitheatre 

What three tools are most important to your particular role?

Tuner, Workbench & Jamesons.

What are the three things you can't leave for tour without?

Ipod, Vegemite (OS) & Clean Boxers

What's your drink of choice after the truck is packed?

Jamesons, always

Who's the most played artist on your iPod?

The Jezebels

What do you do when your not on the road?

Own / Manage a rehearsal studio in West End, Brisbane

Words of wisdom?

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing it right

February 2016 - Roger McPhillips
Nickname?
Ronny
Role?
Drum tech
Years on the road?
16
First band you ever worked for?
Cog
Favorite Australian venue?
Tivoli, Brisbane
Last three bands you have toured with?
Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool & Hatebreed
When & Where was your first OS tour?
Europe 2009 w/ The Butterfly Effect
Favorite OS country to tour?
Gemany
Favorite OS venue?
King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
What 3 tools are the most important to your role?
A bucket load of drum keys, a good ear and some gaffa tape.
What are the 3 things you cant leave for tour without?
A comb, Murrays pomade & ipod.
What's your drink of choice after the truck packed?
A cocktail called 'The Royal Sampler'
Who's the most played artist on you ipod?
Clutch
Words of Wisdom?
Listen, smile, agree and than do whatever the f*#k you were going to do anyway.
January 2016 - Westley John Higgins
14/3/1984 - 8/12/2015
Stay Filth !!
 
December 2015 - Alex Nicoli
Nickname?
Woggo
Role?
Guitar Tech / Stage Manager
Years on the road?
9
First band you ever worked for?
Repeat Offender
Favourite Australian venue?
Tivoli, Brisbane
Last three bands you have toured with?
Lamb Of God, Angus & Julia Stone, Wolfmother
When & Where was your first OS tour?
Europe, 2010
Favourite OS venue?
9:30 Club Washington & AB Club Brussels
What three tools are most important to your particular role?
Tuner, Soldering Iron, Voltage Meter
What are the two things you can't leave for tour without?
Clean clothes & deodorant
What's your drink of choice after the truck is packed?
Nice cold beer, preferably a Corona w/ Lime
Who's the most played artist on your iPod?
Slayer
Words of wisdom?
Family