'Roadie Of The Month' - July 2020
3/ Currently Reside?
Guitar Tech / Stage Manager
5/ Years on the road?
6/ First band you ever worked for?
To tell you the truth, I can’t remember
7/ Any mentors in the industry worth mentioning?
Cam Batten, Dugald McAndrew, Ant Milne and Pat Meyer, they are all a bunch of supremely talented individuals
8/ Favorite AUS venue?
I like the Forum a lot now that there’s a lift.
9/ Favorite AUS Bar or Restaurant?
Any good Ramen place or Vietnamese restaruant
10/ When and where was your first OS tour?
Japan with JET in 2017
11/ Favorite OS country to tour?
France or Spain, anywhere with great food really
12/ Favorite OS venue?
It’s cliché but Red Rocks is amazing
13/ Favorite OS Bar or Restaurant?
Quimet Quimet in Barcelona
14/ Last three bands you have toured with?
Ocean Alley, John Butler Trio+ and Violent Soho
15/ What three tools are the most important to your role?
An X-acto Knife, My pretty ebony string winder and my overwhelming cheerfulness
16/ What are the three things you can’t leave for tour without?
Water bottle, some sort of over engineered and far heavier than it needs to be tool case and a backup pair of Ray Bans
16/ What’s your drink of choice after the truck is packed?
18/ Who’s the most played artist on your iPod?
Usually who ever I’m working for at the time
19/W hat’s your favorite band / album of all time?
Muddy Waters with Led Zeppelin a close second
20/ What’s your favorite Book / Podcast ?
I love a bit of Philip K Dick or anything Anthony Bourdain wrote. As far as podcasts, you can’t go past the Fretboard Journal, Drum History or 99% Invisible.
21/ Any great websites out there for people to check out?
22/ What do you do when you are not on the road?
I eat a lot, travel as much as possible and build things of questionable quality from wood in my workshop
23/ Words of Wisdom?
Always carry a spare pair of socks, you never know when you might step in a puddle
24/ You can contact me on?
Phone: (+61) 403 881 343
Photo: Christie Stabb
Photo: Oyster Kilpatrick
* Top photo by Ian Laidlaw