Posts Tagged ‘Promoter’

Hey, You in the Black T--shirt, Michael ChuggTwo things have inspired me to update my blog today.  The first being a long conversation I had last night with another ex-roadie who was hot on the touring scene in Australia in the 80′s and 90′s.  Names like Billy Thorpe and manager/promoter Michael Chugg, whose book ‘Hey You In The Black T-shirt’ I recently read, were thrown around.  It was a fun conversation – no doubt there will be more to compare stories.

Secondly, as I stepped out this morning to walk the dogs, I was wearing my sleeveless body warmer, an acquisition from one of the Michael Ball tours that we did. Swag was one of the perks of the job, and I have a lot… t-shirts – signed and unsigned, jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies, CD’s, tour ititneraries, bags, books, programmes, a cymbal signed by Pink and a tambourine Read the rest of this entry »

Pink - I'n Not Dead TourThere are a couple of stories that I like to tell in particular due to the way that they show the human side to artists that I have toured with.  You hear and read stories via the media which make artists sound untouchable, inhuman, precious and more but when you have the opportunity to talk with them on a level as basic as food and what they need you really do get to experience a normal human being.

I want to say we were somewhere in Austria.  I have clear memories of the venue and the promoter because noone particularly liked her – she was very difficult to deal with – but I never visited the venue again so I am not entirely sure if it was Austria.  Pink ‘I’m Not Dead’ Tour, 2006.  I was working in the dining room when I noticed that people were coming in, past the security guard, through catering and entering the backstage area with no sign of accreditation. Read the rest of this entry »