26 episodes

A weekly podcast about touring, road stories, and life behind-the-scenes of the music industry. Hosted by Eric Kilby and Mike Jay.

Everything BUT The Show Eric Kilby & Mike Jay

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    • 4.8 • 44 Ratings

A weekly podcast about touring, road stories, and life behind-the-scenes of the music industry. Hosted by Eric Kilby and Mike Jay.

    Season 1 Finale

    Season 1 Finale

    Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they wrap up season 1 in style! Joining them on the show this week is the entire team that works tirelessly behind the scenes, rolling out a new episode week after week. Daniel Myers, Aidan McKernan, and Becca Brewer help bring this phenomenal season to a close for the holidays with so much laughter and some intriguing conversation that you don't want to miss.

    Some moments you don't want to miss in this episode include:
    "I've had that queso 6 out of the last 7 days...I'm not sorry about it!"The team discusses Christmas musicEach team member pulls out their favorite highlight from season 1Rapid fire questions that uncover some intriguing details"I'd go with Bohemian Rhapsody..."Thankful hearts and holiday plansWe need to make shirts that say "I'm grateful for you!"
    We will announce more information and what to expect as we continue making plans for season 2 in early 2021! Stay tuned to our website, socials and this podcast platform for updates! We want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a very, Merry Christmas!

    Be sure to check out our show website at:
    https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Jenn Manning - Road Manager

    Jenn Manning - Road Manager

    Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they have some great conversation with longtime music industry veteran Jenn Manning. Having worked behind the scenes for over 25 years, she has worked as a road manager among other roles for artists such as Switchfoot, Third Day, Amy Grant, Casting Crowns, and more. Her perspective and mentality is such a gift in this industry which makes this episode one you do not want to miss.

    Some highlights, topics, and quotes you don't want to miss in this episode include:
    "I had to go back and find out if he needed anything..."Jenn recalls the first time she met host Mike Jay on the roadHow her career started as a promoterA story behind the real meaning of "Promoter Profit"All expense paid trip to Red Rocks for a farewell concert"I just have to do the next right thing..."A story of $2,000 missing from road floatJenn talks about being a female on the road in a leadership roleThe warning signs, results, and pitfalls of burnout on the road
    Jenn shares some practical tips that will definitely impact your career in this week's Road Map for Life.

    Be sure to check out our show website at:
    https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com

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    • 53 min
    Al Andrews - Counselor to Artists

    Al Andrews - Counselor to Artists

    Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week for an encouraging and very special episode with their dear friend Al Andrews. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Porter's Call, a non-profit organization that specializes in counseling, free of charge, specifically to recording artists: "A place to be real. A guide who understands. A story to be told." Al has worked with artists in multiple genres such as Christian, Country, Pop, Gospel, and Goth to mention a few. He is a trusted friend to so many in the entertainment industry and we are so thankful to spend some quality time with him.

    Some highlights, topics, and quotes you don't want to miss in this episode include:
    "You don't have to be on TMZ doing something stupid!"Too much fame, not enough fame. Too much money, not enough money.Artists being courageous on stage...it can be a very lonely place.The background and story behind Porter's Call"I thought anyone who had a CD had plenty of money!"Co-writes don't happen hereThe current mental state in our country as a result of COVID"Everybody makes money from me..." and then I said "...well I don't!"
    Make sure you listen to this week's Road Map for Life where Al shares some truth that will definitely impact your life.

    Be sure to check out our show website at:
    https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com

    You can find more information about Porter's Call online at:
    https://www.porterscall.com

    You can find more information about Music Health Alliance online at:
    https://www.musichealthalliance.com

    You can find more information about MusiCares online at:
    https://www.grammy.com/musicares

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Melanie Henkes - Venue Manager

    Melanie Henkes - Venue Manager

    Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they visit with the General Manager of Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME, Melanie Henkes. She has spent most of her professional career working tirelessly behind the scenes of events in large venues. Some of the names she has worked alongside of include Beyonce', Eric Church, Prince, WWE, the Secret Service, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Drake, Bruno Mars, and countless other artists, tours, sports teams, and so much more.

    Some highlights, topics, and quotes you don't want to miss in this episode include:
    "Do you have a refrigerator for 600 lbs of tiger meat?"Overstepping boundaries in new rolesOver 300 people working behind the scenes of one showHow close is the nearest Chick-Fil-A?Relationships are crucial no matter what department they're in"You can scoop up poo, but if you have fun people to do it with..."Melanie talks about her career path from college to being a General Manager in the corporate world"...I guarantee you I can outwork them every day of the week and twice on Sunday!"
    Make sure you listen to Melanie share some priceless truth that will never fail you in this week's Road Map for Life.
    Be sure to check out our show website at:
    https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com.

    You can find more information about Melanie's venue, Cross Insurance Arena online at:
    http://www.crossarenaportland.com

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Scott Moore - Production Manager & Designer

    Scott Moore - Production Manager & Designer

    Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they sit down with Scott Moore. Having more than 40 years of experience, he has worked on some of the biggest events in history. His experience ranges from playing drums for Bob Hope to working alongside of Oprah Winfrey. Scott has tremendous experience as a Production Manager, Show Designer, and is an incredible Show Director and Producer as well. Whether it's award shows or arena shows, indoor or outdoor, Scott has done them all at a high level with immense success.

    Some unforgettable moments (and quotes) you don't want to miss in this episode include:
    "People see better in the dark in Minnesota than I do?"Talking about a quote that you should NEVER useFamily being a priority when touring"You don't have a mic'd up elephant!"What it's like going to the hospital with a crew member on tour"It was so sad, everyone was wearing black!"Scott shares some practical advice in this week's 'Road Map for Life'

    Be sure to check out our show website at:
    https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com.

    You can find Scott online at:
    https://www.goliveproductions.com
    https://edgelightrgb.com

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    • 58 min
    Eric Tellefsen - Security Director

    Eric Tellefsen - Security Director

    Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they go backstage to talk with someone who is rarely visible at shows; a security director. The guys had the privilege to visit with Eric Tellefsen, a 35-year veteran in law enforcement. During his career, he spent more than 20 years being a part of the SWAT team as well as 7 years coordinating his state's fugitive team. Once he started doing entertainment, Eric has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry as well as very large arena level tours. As you listen to this episode, you will certainly learn that he has a heart to serve and protect while making a positive impact on those around him.

    Some highlights and moments you don't want to miss in this episode are:
    "The secret service doesn't make mistakes..."What a security advance consists of"When you see me running one way, you should run the other way!"Working with every US President and/or Vice President since Ronald ReaganWhat goes through the mind of a security directorThe importance of his physical fitness Eric shares some unforgettable insight in this week's 'Road Map for Life'

    Be sure to check out our show website at:
    https://www.everythingbuttheshow.com

    You can find Eric online at:
    http://www.watershedministries.org

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

rachel button ,

Love it!

This podcast is one of my favorites. It’s entertaining and funny but also super encouraging about the music industry or just life in general. Perfect when I’m driving. You should check it out!

Samjay❤️ ,

Fun hosts, great podcast!!

This podcast is a great look behind the scenes of show production, while being relational and insightful! Love every episode!

Bojo228 ,

This Podcast is AWESOME!!!!

I normally listen to crime and investigative podcasts and know literally nothing about the music industry but was told of this podcast by a friend and checked it out. After listening to the Intro and interview with Roy Morgan, I am pleased to say that I am now hooked! This podcast is very entertaining and keeps your attention at all times by giving you a brief glimpse into the lives of people in the music industry and what all goes into making a show a successful one OR a not so successful one. I can’t wait to listen to the next episode and I hope that Eric Kilby and Mike Jay keep it going for a long time to come! Thanks for this incredible podcast and thanks to my friend who let me know of this Gem I would have otherwise never known about!!:)

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