Stage & Event Technician Based In The UK
A large part of my work comes from working at Ipswich's two busy receiving venues, The Ipswich Regent & Ipswich Corn Exchange, employed as a Venue Technician, Stage Manager & Crew Chief. Working alongside touring shows and promoters, solving any problems to make the production happen whilst taking responsibility for the in house crew and venue both before and on the day of the event. The role involves various technical and backstage duties from initial contact dealing with advanced technical riders through to closing the truck doors. Both venues have a busy schedule of shows ranging from touring theatre and rock n roll to comedians and orchestras.
I also regularly work alongside the Theatre Royal - Bury St Edmund's technical team as a Theatre Technician. Giving technical assistance to both incoming and in-house productions.
I often work in a corporate and conference environment providing support for a full technical package specialising in lighting. This has included working as a lighting technician for the annual Skoll World Forum and a range of BT events at their Global Headquarters for Research & Development including their regular international Innovation event.
Away from the stage I work with various power companies installing & maintaining temporary production and site power systems for large outdoor events to BS7909 standard. This involves everything from power generation to end distribution to create a complete tested system.
I have extensive experience & knowledge of shows & events at various venues, arenas and stadiums across the country. I have been involved with various large scale productions at venues such as Wembley Stadium, Twickenham Stadium, the O2 Arena and the SSE Arena.
Over the summer I join the UK festival circuit working large outdoor festivals and concerts including Reading Festival, V Festival, BBC Radio One's Big Weekend, Latitude and British Summer Time.
I have a large amount of experience with both Avolites and Chamsys lighting desks using a wide range of fixtures, from fully generic theatre rigs to the latest LED & moving light technology.
I am fully competent working at height and have training and experience using various access equipment, owning full working at height PPE and access equipment.