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.
Apr 2018 - present
Head of technical department in regional producing house; also chief LX, duty technician and LX/snd op for all shows. Management of permanent and casual technical staff. Management and maintenance of all technical equipment and systems, incl. lighting, audio and data infrastructure, comms and relays, PAT testing, etc. Sound design/engineering/operation for all productions and events.
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.
May 2013 - Mar 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.
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.
|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|
|Fundamentals of Audio & Music Engineering: Sound and Electronics||Coursera / University of Rochester||2013|
|Introduction to Music Production||Coursera / Berklee College of Music||2013|
|ITILv3 Foundation in IT Service Management||Quanta Ltd||2012|
|Grade 7 Classical Guitar||Trinity College London||2007|
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:
In my spare time, I fiddle with cheap guitar electronics, provide memorable customer service as a barman in my wife's pub, and offer you these freelance services:
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