Learn how to be a roadie, working with bands on tour, with this step-by-step guide!
'5 Steps to a Roadie Job' details the exact steps you need to take to find work with international touring bands – as a sound engineer, back line tech, concert lighting engineer, tour manager, touring stylist, chef, driver, or any of the numerous other concert touring jobs. The book is fully illustrated and breaks down some of the myths of working in the live music business with an honest and realistic approach to working with music artists on tour.
Inside ‘5 Steps to a Roadie Job’ you will find:
- How the live music industry really works – get the information you need to find those road crew jobs
- Details of the various back stage jobs – the jobs you want, and the ones you don’t!
- Industry secrets - why roadie jobs are never advertised
- Examples of contracts for freelancers – make sure you get the work and get paid
- Step-by-step guides to starting your freelance road crew business
...plus loads more.
You will have probably found it difficult to find out how to get work with bands on tour. Road crew jobs don’t seem to be advertised and yet, when you look, there are dozens of bands playing gigs in every town, on every single night of the week. And most of these bands will employ at least one road crew person at each show they play. But, if roadie jobs are never advertised, how do these bands find the crew to work for them and, more importantly, how can you get one of those road crew jobs?
Andy Reynolds, a concert tour manager and live sound engineer, has have answered those questions, and others, in ‘5 Steps to a Roadie Job’. Andy has worked in the live music business for more than 25 years – ‘5 Steps to a Roadie Job’ is the distillation of his experience and knowledge gained in that time. He has written this book to help you - the road crew of tomorrow -start working for bands on tour.
‘5 Steps to a Roadie Job’ is 195 pages of specific and practical information on how to gain and keep a career in the live music business and is fully illustrated, with diagrams and screen grabs to help explain the key information. The book will tell you how the live music business really works, details of the various backstage jobs, and some of the industry secrets – such as why those road crew jobs are never advertised.