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

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

We Are The Road Crew Podcast Factory Originals

    • Music
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

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

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

    Episode 22 : Tim Irons (The Ghost Inside)

    Episode 22 : Tim Irons (The Ghost Inside)

    Today (Nov 19th) marks the 7th Anniversary of the horrific bus crash which claimed the lives of two people and changed the lives of The Ghost Inside and their crew forever. In this exclusive episode, Stephen talks to Tim Irons, a crew member who was onboard the bus that fateful day. Tim talks about his love for music and following band’s such as Bleeding Through & Let Live that frequented the local California music scene growing up. As his friendship groups and connections expanded, Tim’s enthusiasm and passion led him to embrace the opportunity to work with The Ghost Inside over several touring cycles, until his career came to a stop the morning of November 19th 2015 when the band's tour bus collided head on with a tractor trailer on U.S. Highway 180, just outside El Paso, Texas. Tragically both drivers died at the scene, but the ten people on the bus that day survived albeit with life changing mental and physical injuries. Tim recollects that day in great detail and tells Stephen about how his own life has changed since.

    This episode is dedicated to Greg Hoke (RIP), Steven Cunningham (RIP), Jonathan Vigil, Andrew Tkaczyk, Zach Johnson, Jim Riley, Chris Davis, Danny Lupio, Charles Anthony Billings, Nathan Wilden, Armando Cardona and (last but not least) Tim Irons

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    'We Are The Road Crew' Podcast is a Factory Originals production
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 21 : George Davison (Lostprophets, Ghost, Bullet For My Valentine, FFAF)

    Episode 21 : George Davison (Lostprophets, Ghost, Bullet For My Valentine, FFAF)

    In this episode, Stephen talks to George Davison, a Tour Manager with over 25 years experience in the industry. George shares his early beginnings working with Nottingham metal legends Earthtone 9, before going on to work with a host of Welsh bands including Funeral For A Friend, Bullet For My Valentine, and most notably Lostprophets, overseeing their meteoric rise from a small town in Wales to global stardom. It's no secret how the Lostprophets train imploded in a way nobody in or around the band including George would ever envisage but George's career continued going from strength to strength with him looking after Swedish rock band Ghost in arena's throughout the world, as well as successful stints with Mastodon and Of Mice & Men.

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    'We Are The Road Crew' Podcast is a Factory Originals production
    www.factoryoriginals.uk.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 20 : Simon Thomas (Ariana Grande, One Love Manchester)

    Episode 20 : Simon Thomas (Ariana Grande, One Love Manchester)

    In this latest episode, Stephen talks to Simon JP Thomas, an Award-winning Front of House Sound Engineer with over 30 years experience in the industry. Detailing his career journey to date, Simon recalls his early experiences working with the likes of BB King, Gary Numan, Echo and the Bunnymen and Moby. By 2017 Simon had earnt his place as Front of House Engineer on US pop superstar Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman World Tour. After a string of dates across North America the tour arrived at the Manchester Arena, UK on May 22nd and was enjoyed by over 14,000 avid pop fans, many of them families and children. At the very end of the show when the audience were making their way out, a bomb exploded just outside of the arena killing 22 people and injuring over 1000. Simon talks to Stephen about some of his memories of that appalling attack whilst also detailing his superb work in bringing together artists for the One Love Concert which occurred just two weeks later and highlighted the strength and resilience of the people of Manchester.

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    'We Are The Road Crew' Podcast is a Factory Originals production
    www.factoryoriginals.uk.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 19 : John McMurtrie (Music, Stage and Tour Photographer)

    Episode 19 : John McMurtrie (Music, Stage and Tour Photographer)

    Surprise! We’re back! After what has been a horrendous year for Live Music and the super talented Crews and Technicians who look after your favorite bands, artists, and musicians, it’s a pleasure to bring you this very special episode of the podcast featuring the legendary John McMurtrie, a hugely talented British Music Photographer who has carved out a professional career photographing the biggest bands and musicians in the world for Metal Hammer and Kerrang magazines whilst contributing to Rolling Stone in the US and Q Magazine in the UK. As well as discussing his career to date working with bands like Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold, Ghost and BabyMetal, John gives us an insight into his work as Official Photographer for Iron Maiden and his experiences touring the world aboard Ed Force One, the bands own Boeing 757.

    You can follow John on his Instagram @johnmcmurtrie666 and purchase Limited Edition Fine Art Prints at https://johnmcmurtrie.bigcartel.com/

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    "We Are The Road Crew Podcast" is a Factory Originals production
    www.factoryoriginals.uk.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 18 : Chad Zaemisch (Metallica, Hole, The Breeders)

    Episode 18 : Chad Zaemisch (Metallica, Hole, The Breeders)

    We promised you an amazing end to this season of the podcast and we have delivered it, by bringing you a unique, open, and intimate conversation with Chad Zaemisch, who, for over 16 years has been the Guitar Tech for James Hetfield of Metallica. Undoubtedly one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Chad is responsible for James's signature guitar tone and everything you hear from his amps when Metallica grace the biggest and best stages in the world. Chad also goes back in his career and talks to us about how he started in the industry with alt-rock band The Breeders, and then his time looking after the guitars of Courtney Love and Hole.
    We are delighted to have had 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. If you'd like to try 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.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Nick Poyner ,

Fantastic!

As a music fan and a touring musician I can’t get enough of this podcast. The best pals I’ve made of tours are always sound engineers, lighting guys and they have a unique perspective on the gig away from the performance which you will totally hear in this podcast. Tails galore and a real side-stage insight. Without these guys, gigs just would not happen and the crew are the real stars of any show. Get listening.

FilmGeek#1000 ,

Fantastic production - great insights

Just a quick review to let any potential listeners know that these are genuinely entertaining, informative and in some cases inspiring stories. Makes me wish I’d been around to see more of these bands in the 70’s -but at least we get to hear about it from the guys who were there.

Great work please please keep the episodes coming!

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.

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