It all started on a hot Saturday afternoon, it was July 2000. I had just graduated from high school and I had just started working as shop assistant in a big music store and backline rent I still work for.
I suddenly got propelled in the organizational structure of those massive festivals and big stages as a backline tech, both working with the shop’s gear and being the band’s techs’ support.
I never wanted to become a freelance tech because working for an hybrid company (which includes a shop and a rental) gave me the chance to be in close contact with many artists and lots of materials an average person could never afford to try. This helped me understand what works and what doesn’t experiencing directly on the field.
I put everything I learned in all those years in my drum tuning course, which I recorded in 2018, making it a valuable asset that keeps growing with me.
Even though I’ve learned a lot in the last 20 years, especially regarding organization and problem solving, when I get the chance to learn new things I’m still as thrilled as the day I started.