Roadie Of The Month - October 2017

October 2017


1/ Name?

Luke Johnston, but more commonly known as Boo

2/ Hometown?


 3/ Currently Reside?


 4/ Role?

Tour Manager, Guitar / Stage Tech & Production Manager

 5/ Years on the road?

2001- Present

 6/ First band you ever worked for?

Brace / Nokturnal  

7/ Favourite AUS venue?

It’s a toss-up between the Tivoli in Brisbane or the Enmore in Sydney (Rider costs excluded in decision making process)

 8/ Favorite AUS Bar or Restaurant?

Bars - Again it’s between The Landsowne or Crowbar Brisbane OR Cherry Bar because that’s where I met my fiancé

Restaurants – Mary’s Newtown or Sichuan house Melbourne

 9/ When and where was your first OS tour?

UK 2008

 10/  Favourite OS country to tour?

Anywhere in Europe - Holland and Germany are my top picks

 11/  Favourite OS venue?

Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon Portugal, it was the first venue I ever worked a show in Portugal and walking in there was just epic 

 12/  Favourite OS Bar or Restaurant?

Bars - The old Max Fish, Lower East side NYC, just for the mates and good times but there are too many to narrow this down to one.

Restaurants – Il Latini in Florence or any number of Sichuan joints around the world.

13/  Last three bands you have toured with?

The Jezabels

Alex Lahey

Frenzal Rhomb 

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

  • A brain
  • Patience
  • A torch

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

  • 3 types of hot sauce
  • Socks / Jocks
  • Woggo’s number for family face times

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

Jack on the rocks or a shit beer

Patron Reposado for the hotel, or just more Jack

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

The Yoda ‘Seagulls’ track by Bad Lip Reading

Otherwise it’s Rocket From The Crypt

18/ What’s your favourite Band / Album of all time?

Rocket From The Crypt or anything John Reis related.. that and Powerage AC/DC

 19/ What’s your Favourite Book / Podcast ?

Audiobook – Toast of London, Toast on toast Cautionary tales and candid advice

Book – To Kill a Mockingbird- where I got the nick name Boo when I was in year 7… I never paid attention to the book, but finally read it with intent a few years back… turns out its pretty good…  

20/ Any great websites out there for people to check out? (active but still working out the bugs)

 21/  What do you do when you are not on the road?

Walks and hangs with my fiancé Clackas and my pup Ian.

 Re watch every star wars movie
I also do run a guitar service /repair / custom builds workshop in Northcote (Good Vibes Guitars)

 22/  Words of Wisdom?

A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind.... All his life has he looked the future, to the horizon. Never
Frenzal Rhomb & Totally Unicorn end of tour Pic August 2017

Fishing for Matt Caughthran with a mic cable at GTM

Halloween with The Bronx (Boo is in the red)

The Old hurry up & wait at the airport, while on tour with Air Supply


TM’ing from the Couch at Red Hill Auditorium WA

Obligatory end of tour pic after a gig and the beach, honorable mention to The Chad Halford

Being given the chance to proclaim my love and propose to my now fiancé Cat Clarke, on stage whilst working for Mariachi El Bronx at the Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne