17 episodes

A fascinating and unique series of in-depth interviews with the Road Crew & Technicans who look after some of the biggest musical artists in the world. Hosted by Stephen Hill (Metal Hammer, Riot Act Podcast) and Produced by Made At Last.

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter @RoadCrewPod & use the HashTag #RoadCrewPod

We Are The Road Crew Podcast Ben Firth

    • Music Interviews
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

A fascinating and unique series of in-depth interviews with the Road Crew & Technicans who look after some of the biggest musical artists in the world. Hosted by Stephen Hill (Metal Hammer, Riot Act Podcast) and Produced by Made At Last.

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter @RoadCrewPod & use the HashTag #RoadCrewPod

    Episode 17 : Dan Hawcroft (Motörhead, Kasabian, Capdown, Mondo Generator)

    Episode 17 : Dan Hawcroft (Motörhead, Kasabian, Capdown, Mondo Generator)

    This week we are going down under to speak with Dan Hawcroft, who for over 8 years was the Road Manager and Personal Assistant to Ian Fraser 'Lemmy' Kilmister. We were honored to hear Dan's story of growing up in the north of England, attending local, punk, and hardcore shows, promoting gigs and working with bands such as Capdown, Kasabian, and Nick Oliveri's Mondo Generator before getting hired for what was surely a 'once in a lifetime' job of becoming Lemmy's Personal Assistant. Dan shares his engaging, funny, and at times emotive stories of his time on the road with Motörhead, and his experience of looking after arguably one of the most iconic figures in music ever...
    We are delighted to have the support this season of our good friends over at Signature Brew who have been brewing music-inspired beers and supporting live music since 2011. Their award-winning core beers include their fan-favorite All-Night IPA… fittingly called Roadie, which, much like this podcast, is dedicated to road crews around the world! If you'd like to try this or any of their superb beers, head over to www.signaturebrew.co.uk and put in the code 'RoadCrew' at the checkout which will earn you an exclusive listener 10% Discount on any order.
    Thanks for listening, give us a review if you like what you hear and please Subscribe & Follow the 'We Are The Road Crew Podcast' over on Facebook & Twitter using the Handle/Tag @RoadCrewPod #RoadCrewPod

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 16 : Steve Lagudi (Machine Head, God Forbid, Exodus, Napalm Death)

    Episode 16 : Steve Lagudi (Machine Head, God Forbid, Exodus, Napalm Death)

    This week Stephen is joined by New York's finest live sound engineer, Steve Lagudi. Steve is probably best known for his work with bay area giants Machine Head but has worked with bands such as Exodus, Ill Nino, Napalm Death, Vision Of Disorder, God Forbid, Possessed, 5FDP and many many more. He is a guy who takes no punches and candidly opened up to Stephen, telling the journey through his career, from being a Metallica superfan at a young age, all the way through to staying at Dimebag Darrell's house whilst mixing the 5th year anniversary of the Ride For Dime Concert.
    Steve passionately talks about his fantastic work with Machine Head and his part in helping make the 25th Anniversary Burn My Eyes shows happen... And yes... We do get Steve's first-hand account of THAT night at Brixton Academy when Steve saved the show from every sound engineer's worse nightmare.
    We are proud to be partnering this season with our friends over at Signature Brew who have been brewing music-inspired beers and supporting live music since 2011. Their award-winning core beers include the Nightliner coffee porter, which shares its name with sleeper busses used by touring bands across the world. There's the equivalent of a shot of espresso in every can – definitely a beer to keep you going throughout the podcast! To get your hands on this & any of their beers head over to signaturebrew.co.uk and put in the code 'RoadCrew' at the checkout which will earn you an exclusive listener 10% Discount on any order.
    Thanks for listening, give us a review if you like what you hear and please Subscribe & Follow the 'We Are The Road Crew Podcast' over on Facebook & Twitter using the Handle/Tag @RoadCrewPod #RoadCrewPod

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 15 : Michelle Pettinato (Elvis Costello, Mr. Big, Styx, Gwen Stefani, Spin Doctors)

    Episode 15 : Michelle Pettinato (Elvis Costello, Mr. Big, Styx, Gwen Stefani, Spin Doctors)

    This week our guest is Live Concert Engineer and co-founder of Soundgirls.org, Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato. We go on a journey of her career to date beginning with early 90's American rock giants Spin Doctors and their rapid journey from small clubs to huge arena shows, and Michelle's equally successful progression to working with Styx, Mr. Big, Gwen Stefani, Melissa Etheridge, Goo Goo Dolls and many more. Most recently Michelle was working with the legend that is Elvis Costello when COVID 19 cut short her run with him after a triumphant London show at the Apollo Hammersmith.
    We are proud to be partnering this season with the team over at Signature Brew who have been brewing music-inspired beers and supporting live music since 2011. Their award-winning core beers include the Backstage IPA which is named in tribute to all the backstage antics that go on and, it turns out, a band-favorite for tour riders. If you'd like to try this or any of their superb beers, head over to www.signaturebrew.co.uk and put in the code 'RoadCrew' at the checkout which will earn you an exclusive listener 10% Discount on any order.
    Thanks for listening, give us a review if you like what you hear and please Subscribe & Follow the 'We Are The Road Crew Podcast' over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the Handle/Tag @RoadCrewPod #RoadCrewPod

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 14 : Tom Campbell (30 Seconds To Mars, While She Sleeps, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Bullet For My Valentine)

    Episode 14 : Tom Campbell (30 Seconds To Mars, While She Sleeps, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Bullet For My Valentine)

    Having won two Knight Of Illumination Awards for his work with Nick Mulvey and Anna Calvi, it is an honor to have on this week's show Lighting and Production Designer Tom Campbell. Tom sat down with Stephen to talk through his fascinating career, which currently spans more than 15 years and begins on a journey of inspiration seeing Muse live at a young age and then learning his craft doing Theatre shows at the Bristol Hippodrome. This led quickly to the world of music and production touring, beginning with bands such as Devil Sold His Soul and Rolo Tomassi, which allowed Tom to perfect his craft and bring his visual genius to huge stages for the likes of Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, Crossfaith, While She Sleeps, Bullet For My Valentine, and 30 Seconds To Mars. Tom has proved he can work across multiple genres of music and has also worked with the likes of Zane Lowe, Sports Team, Katy B, John Grant, Yungblud and The Black Queen.
    We are proud to be partnering this season with the team over at Signature Brew who have been brewing music-inspired beers and supporting live music since 2011. Their award-winning core beers include the Studio Lager, which is a staple in bars and venues around the country and has been known to have been found in iconic recording studios such as Metropolis and Strongroom in East London. If you'd like to try this or any of their superb beers, head over to www.signaturebrew.co.uk and put in the code 'RoadCrew' at the checkout which will earn you an exclusive listener 10% Discount on any order.
    Thanks for listening, give us a review if you like what you hear and please Subscribe & Follow the 'We Are The Road Crew Podcast' over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the Handle/Tag @RoadCrewPod #RoadCrewPod

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 13 : Armando Aguirre (Anthrax, Devin Townsend, Adler's Appetite)

    Episode 13 : Armando Aguirre (Anthrax, Devin Townsend, Adler's Appetite)

    On this week's show, we had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Armando Aguirre, Guitar Tech and Stage Manager for over 15 years. Taking a chance opportunity back in 2004, Amando's epic career begins with finding himself hanging out in an Amsterdam coffee shop with the original drummer of Guns N Roses, Steven Adler, and then being hired as his Drum Tech for the next few years. What follows is a journey of great experiences with bands such as RATT, Pop Will Eat Itself, Death Angel, and many more. In more recent years, Armando had the unique honor of being Devin Townsend's Guitar Tech for nearly 7 years, learning and perfecting his craft before beginning his current role back in 2013 by joining one of the 'Big Four' of American Thrash Metal, the mighty Anthrax. Standing stage left, night after night on the shoulder of the one and only Scott Ian.
    We are delighted to have the support this season of our good friends over at Signature Brew who have been brewing music-inspired beers and supporting live music since 2011. Their award-winning core beers include their fan-favorite All-Night IPA… fittingly called Roadie, which, much like this podcast, is dedicated to road crews around the world! If you'd like to try this or any of their superb beers, head over to www.signaturebrew.co.uk and put in the code 'RoadCrew' at the checkout which will earn you an exclusive listener 10% Discount on any order.
    Thanks for listening, give us a review if you like what you hear and please Subscribe & Follow the 'We Are The Road Crew Podcast' over on Facebook & Twitter using the Handle/Tag @RoadCrewPod #RoadCrewPod

    • 1 hr
    Episode 12 : Frank Fanelli (Emmure, Black Veil Brides, Andy Black, Pennywise, J.I.D, Vans Warped Tour)

    Episode 12 : Frank Fanelli (Emmure, Black Veil Brides, Andy Black, Pennywise, J.I.D, Vans Warped Tour)

    This week Stephen is joined by Frank Fanelli, who has not only been a professional Tour Manager and Merchandiser for over 14 years but is the co-founder of For The Nomads, a fundraiser focused on helping the touring music industry crews who are laid off of work as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As well as giving us a unique insight into how he started the fundraiser, Frank talks us through his early years in music, his career as a musician, and how he came to land his very first Tour Manager role with Bam Margera. Since then he's gone on to work with the likes of Emmure, Black Veil Brides, Andy Black, Pennywise, Hatebreed, and more recently a diversion in the genre to artists such as J.I.D, Earthgang, and Yelawolf. Also Frank gives us a fascinating insight into his five experiences of working Vans Warped Tour and all the highs and lows which came with working on such an iconic touring festival.
    We are proud to be partnering this season with our friends over at Signature Brew who have been brewing music-inspired beers and supporting live music since 2011. Their award-winning core beers include the Nightliner coffee porter, which shares its name with sleeper busses used by touring bands across the world. There's the equivalent of a shot of espresso in every can – definitely a beer to keep you going throughout the podcast! To get your hands on this & any of their beers head over to signaturebrew.co.uk and put in the code 'RoadCrew' at the checkout which will earn you an exclusive listener 10% Discount on any order.
    Thanks for listening, give us a review if you like what you hear and please Subscribe & Follow the 'We Are The Road Crew Podcast' over on Facebook & Twitter using the Handle/Tag @RoadCrewPod #RoadCrewPod

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Rhyseypoohs ,

Surprisingly interesting

The subject matter could produce a very dry podcast but instead the result is a really interesting and fun series of shows with a range of guests with differing specialities.

Looking forward to series 2.

Writing as of May 2020, it’ll be interesting to see how the Covid-19 situation may skew the interviews.

MatthewBacon23 ,

Great Podcast

Really interesting podcast! Worth you’re time!

Chilibanks ,

Something different

Really insightful. Stephen Hill is an incredible journalist and this is another quality podcast to put his name to.

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