The Ultimate Guide for a Touring Virgin

Trying to become a professional touring musician or crew member can sometimes feel like trying to join a secret club—one with no official or well-distributed codes of conduct. It takes years of experience to discover the ‘rules,’ often learning through your own embarrassing wish-the-ground-would-swallow-you-whole kind of mistakes.   It’s always tough to be the new …

Simon Tellier Interview – Drummer for Pet Shop Boys/Gloria Gaynor/Charli XCX/Taio Cruz

There’s an air of effortless grace and composure that the French bring to the table. They even invented the name for it; a certain je ne sais quoi. A certain thing that is hard to describe, and harder for the non-french to imitate. These are qualities that I think of when I think of Simon Tellier, …

Sandy Beales Interview – Touring Bassist with One Direction

The word boyband conjures up certain images. Fan mania. Handsome, fresh-faced looks. An abundance of hair gel. Low V-necks. Embarrassing dance routines. Ballads. All standing up from their bar-stools for the key change. Knickers thrown around like caution to the wind.   One Direction had all these things, and a little more too. If you …