FoH Tech - Pharrell Williams
June 2015 Update:
Oliver has been in touch to let us know that this summer he is working the European and Asian festival circuit performing Front of House Tech duties for none other than Pharrell Williams!
This tour includes a set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival and other gigs at Roskilde, Rock Werchter, The Singapore F1 GP, Grand West in Capetown, South Africa and many more.
Good luck on the tour Oli!
Read Oli's original success story below...
While we have featured Oli on our student success pages in the past, he is currently on a European tour with Massive Attack so we thought it was time for an update!
As a bit of background, while still studying on our BSc Studio and Live Music Production course Oliver was invited on a European tour to work with heavy metal giants Judas Priest.
Upon returning to Manchester, Oli continued to find work within the live events industy as an engineer and technician while finshing his course at SSR, and after graduation landed a regular job touring with Massive Attack which included a three night run at the Manchester International Festival in 2013 before heading to Germany and New York.
Oli was kind enough to organise a production field trip to the Manchester gig for our newer Live Sound students at the time, showing them around the band/stage setups and offering his own experience and advice about the industry.
Oli has now spent the majority of 2014 on tour with Massive Attack as a system tech, operating the band’s in-ear monitoring system, and supporting the FOH and Monitor engineers.
The tour covers most of Europe, including stops at Sonar Festival in Barcelona (pictured above) and Glastonbury!