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Andy Reynolds has worked as an international concert tour manager and audio engineer for over 25 years. He has toured continuously during this time, working on an average of 200 shows per year. Andy has worked for such bands as The Pierces, Maverick Sabre, All-American Rejects, House of Pain, Machine Head, Nightmares On Wax, Pavement, Roots Manuva, Super Furry Animals, Skunk Anansie, Squarepusher, and The White Stripes. He has worked with bands on tours by such acts as U2, Whitney Houston, Manic Street Preachers, and Foo Fighters. His touring experience encompasses stadiums, arenas, theatres, pubs, bars, clubs, outdoor festivals, rooftops, subway stations, cruise ships, mountainsides, and very, very muddy fields.

Andy has taught live sound engineering and concert tour management at
Buckinghamshire New University, Liverpool University, Red Tape Studios (Sheffield) and City College Manchester., and conducted seminars for such bodies as the Audio Engineering Society.

Learn more about Andy at www.livemusicbusiness.com

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Not bad, but published with errors 6 Sept. 2009
By jstevens - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a good resource if you're serious about the subject, however the main point of the book is self explanatory: if you want to be a "roadie" start by working locally with acts or venues in your area. He also talks about the legal issues such as insurance, and starting a sole proprietorship.

The funny part is that there are a lot of format errors in the book, things that spell check can't catch. Things like "if you want a job in of the music industry..."
At one point in the book a couple of paragraphs are repeated from one page to the next, but since the book is pretty cheap I didn't mind.

The bottom line is: if you're serious about getting a job in the business you should probably check this book out, and even if it doesn't help you that much you won't be out much money.
Where's my PD's....? 5 Feb. 2013
By grassinoel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I actually retired a few years ago from "rock'n'roll" touring life. After the best part of 20 years in the live music industry as variously roadie/tech/tour manager, my interest was more nostalgic than educational.

On the nostalgic front, I have to say i thoroughly enjoyed the read - Reynold's turn off phrase and sense of humour often had me smiling and sniggering to myself, and his experiences out there on the road rang very true to my own, and had me reminiscing (again with myself) all over the place

On the educational front, i would say that this book will definitely be of great assistance to anyone trying or planning to get into the live music /touring world today. Mostly , and out necessity, you learn pretty fast how stuff works on the road, but I know such a manual to the live music touring "Roadie, inc" would have been an invaluable aid to me back in the day when i found myself out there as a fledging TM, driving bands around the continent of europe, thinking "What the .....

Good work Mr Reynolds
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