'Roadie Of The Month' - June / July 2019

 

1/ Name?

Christian Ustarroz

 

2/ Hometown?

Los Angeles, CA

 

3/ Currently Reside?

Los Angeles, CA

 

4/ Role?

TM / Stage ? Tech

 

5/ Years on the road?

5

 

6/ First band you ever worked for?

Fenix TX

 

7/ Any mentors in the industry worth mentioning?

Yogi, By far the most solid if not the most solid guy I've ever met touring

 

8/ Favourite US venue?

Palladium Worcester, MA

 

9/ Favourite US Bar or Restaurant?

Ye Rustic Inn!

 

10/ When and where was your first OS tour?

2016 with Unwritten Law

 

11/ Favourite OS country to tour?

Brisbane because the Lone Pine Sanctuary and the killer burger joint next to the Zoo

 

12/ Favorite OS venue?

Fowlers Live in Adelaide, R.I.P

 

13/ Favourite OS Bar or Restaurant?

Anywhere that has steak w/peppercorn sauce, chips and Tooheys or VB. Extra sauce!

 

14/ Last three bands you have toured with?

With Confidence

Runaway Kids

Unwritten Law

 

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

Gaff tape, tuner, more gaff tape

 

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

Laptop, sandals, baby wipes

 

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

Chocolate milk or beer

 

18/ Who’s the most played artist on your iPod?

Growing up always Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and Silversun Pickups. Currently too many its Throphy Eyes, Fever 333, Julia Micheals, Ruby fields, Beartooth. Just all over the place

 

19/ What’s your favorite band / album of all time?

Nirvana, Nevermind

 

20/ What’s your favorite book / Podcast ?

Book: Child called it / Podcast: Howard Stern or Gary Vee

 

21/ Any great websites out there for people to check out?

Try not to spend time online / Live in real life

 

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

Lead at Event Production Company, Stage / Lighting / Sound builds

Also do construction builds and recording studios

 

23/ Words of Wisdom?

Be a good person and nice to every new person you meet on the road. Don’t be a dick!

Also, if you hot bag make sure its double bagged

 

24/ You can contact me on?

IG: @custarroz

 

Tech for Strung Out, restringing Chris Aiken's Mr. Sparkle bass

Bandwagon driver for Strung Out Vans warped tour 2017

Tech for Unwritten Law, Sabroso Taco Fest with Offspring & Sum 41

End of 2017 Warped with all bands from Hard Rock stage