I'm a technician with years of experience in audio engineering, digital media and IT management, predominantly in theatre, live music and higher education.
My passion lies in all things live performance, with a bias in sound; I'm an ABTT-accredited theatre sound technician seeking hands-on experience in producing houses to further develop my technical skills..
I've been a part of full-time technical teams for several years now, and am enthused by any further opportunities to develop my skills and ways of working in theatre and events.
May 2013 - present
Recent happy clients include: HQ Theatres; Shoreditch Town Hall; Fevered Sleep; Project LOOKOUT; Fullers, Smith & Turner; various schools and universities
Sep - Dec 2019
Salesperson in UK's largest guitar shop.
Mar - Aug 2019
Lead technician in a busy regional receiving house, line managing permanent and casual staff. Liaising with visiting companies to ensure efficient fit-ups and get-outs; also duty tech. Maintenance of all technical equipment and systems. Building maintenance and BMS operation. Budget and hires management.
Apr 2018 - Mar 2019
Head of technical department in regional producing house; also chief LX, venue / duty tech. Management of permanent and casual technical staff. Management and maintenance of all technical equipment and systems, incl. audio, lighting and data infrastructure. Sound design/engineering/operation for all productions and events. Budget and hires management.
Feb - Apr 2018
Operation and maintenance technician for various shows.
May 2013 - Feb 2018
Member of small technical support team dealing with all digital media-related requests from staff and students. Sound/AV design/operation for all performances/events. Management and maintenance of all IT equipment and network infrastructure. Stage and events management. Budget management. Training delivery. Principal's Award for Excellence in Service in 2017.
Oct 2011 - May 2013
Member of small first-line support team operating the service desk for a university. End-user support and maintenance for all hardware and software across campus and beyond. Website and social media maintenance. Design of public-facing promotional materials, both print and web media. Training delivery. Testing and implementation of new services.
Jul 2011 - present
Musician in semi-professional function and wedding band. Sound reinforcement and live mixing in small- to mid-scale venues. Management and maintenance of all audio equipment. Events management. Budget management. Design of public-facing promotional materials, both print and web media. Web and social media maintenance.
2013 - 2015
Distinction. Dissertation on philosophies and neurobiology of laughter informing British improvised narratology theory.
2008 - 2011
First-class joint honours. Various extra-curricular shows, predominantly in technical roles. Multiple awards for 'outstanding contribution' to societies.
As well as the usual in-house manual handling, working at height, fire marshalling and (sigh) data protection training, I have earned a variety of certificates across several skillsets.
|AV Technologist Certification||AVIXA||2020|
|Integrated Systems Certification Level 2||Shure Audio Insitute||2020|
|Dante Certification Level 3||Audinate||2020|
|IOSH Working Safely||British Safety Council||2018|
|ABTT Silver Award for Theatre Sound Technicians||Association of British Theatre Technicians||2017|
|Emergency First Aid At Work||St John's Ambulance||2017|
|ITILv3 Foundation in IT Service Management||Quanta Ltd||2012|
|Grade 7 Classical Guitar||Trinity College London||2007|
In my spare time, I fiddle with guitar electronics, provide memorable customer service as a barman in my wife's pub, and offer you these freelance services:
I am also a musician, providing live mixing / reinforcement for my semi-professional wedding band, The Bandits, for whom I also provide berry-razzing riffs and mediocre backing vocals. Click below for some toe-tappin' tunes:
Want to enquire about the services I offer, or just looking for a chat? You know what to do.
The Frog and Wicket
07969 727 595