Previous to my move to Edinburgh in September 2009, a very active performing background has equipped me with the essential skills needed to pursue and sustain career within the music industries. Having first picked up the violin at the age of nine and then bass guitar at thirteen, a solid understanding of classical and popular music became apparent after often being told I had a good ear for music.
My performing background has been extensive and has allowed me the privilege to work with hundreds of people in a broad variety of contexts from small club gigs, wedding and corporate functions, musical theatre, international open-air shows in Sweden and Spain, working up to large capacity music festivals.
Today, a change of career direction has allowed me to focus more on the technical aspects of music. I am now offering my services as a live sound engineer, studio producer and musician.
Most of my previous experience relative to the performing arts industry has been played out as assistant to a rock ‘n’ roll/theatre sound and lighting engineer. The jobs I have carried out over the years has taken me all across Scotland and I have endeavoured in many different roles from stagehand/rigger to FOH sound/lighting operator. This work not only introduced me to working in a live environment, it helped me gain the invaluable knowledge which I put into practice to develop all aspects of audio engineering and event production. Through working on single isolated shows, small productions and large events, it has made me gain largely off being part of venue gigs, corporate events and outdoor music festivals. Since moving to Edinburgh, I have built up a number of contacts which I have found useful in finding work independently.
Along with my studies, I have kept up regular work with over 150 shows at Edinburgh College of Art’s The Wee Red Bar and over 75 at Cabaret Voltaire, both as sound/lighting engineer. Other past ventures have included work with St. Andrews University, Dundee College, Wickerman Festival 2010, and other isolated contract work such as an album launch for band Finding Albert held at Glasgow Science Centre’s Planetarium (FOH), or crew for 35-piece Tinderbox Orchestra concert held at St. Paul’s church in Leith.
I have completed and am certified in MIDAS PRO Series Digital System Engineer (CMDSE) training.
Qualified in IPAF 3a/3b MEWP categories, meaning I am permitted to operate any mobile vertical or boom elevating work platform at height. These include diesel/battery-powered scissor lifts, PAVs and ‘cherry pickers’. I also hold a Safety Pass Alliance (S.P.A) Passport in Live Events.
Qualified First Aider; First Aid at Work certificate & Automated External Defibrillator (AED) trained.
Public Liability Insurance with Precision Crew Cover and member of PSA.
Pro Tools 210M Certified Operator.
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