OBJECTIVE: To make the wonderful worldwide touring
experience as painless as possible!…and maybe get to play a
little bass too. Some background…
· Belfast Royal Academy (Ten Ordinary Level General Certificate
Of Education Passes in Languages, Sciences, Arts & Two Advanced
Level in English & Economics).
· University of N. Ireland (Higher National Diploma in Business
Most of which was of no use at all but kept me out of trouble…sometimes.
Founding member of Irish band Stiff Little Fingers and Sinead O’Connor’s
backing group...amongst others. And, like many ex-bass players somehow
found myself setting up gigs and organizing things (nobody else could
be arsed)… From 1987 I was managing and producing concert tours
(including my own) at all levels: clubs, theaters, arenas, festivals,
touring events, TV broadcasts, AA conventions…
WHAT I DO:
Liase with theBooking Agent and Local Promoters on itinerary schedules
so we actually make the show for the next morning
Provide/ hire Touring Personnel and all Production Suppliers as
necessary, willing or not.
Construct/ amend Riders tailored to the Artist’s particular…specs.
Create impressively bound and hugely detailed accurate Tour
books that nobody except Greta
Advance all shows with the Promoter
and/ or local Production Manager to make sure the Contract and Tech
Rider conditions are followed to the letter!
Then sit down, make sure it all works and we all get to go home
Provide comprehensive Tour Budgets, Income
Projections, Daily Reports.
Work with Promoters and Local Authorities to minimize Tax outlay
Provide multi- currency
accounts and track/ report ongoing expenses.
Reconcile accounts by Territory, Period, Per capita etc. as
Cover all ongoing Tour Expenses as necessary e.g. Accommodation,
Transport, Production, Catering, Per Diems, Vitamins etc. Ensure
show costs stay within budget and negotiate overages with promoter.
Additional professional activities 1992-1994
Co-Founded and coordinated the voluntary Peace Together
Charitable Trust (of which I am still an active Trustee) which
organized live concerts in Ireland and compiled a studio recording
to aid music-orientated child & youth organizations in Northern
Ireland. Featured Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, U2, Sinéad O'Connor,
New Order, Therapy?, Blur etc. CD still pops up occasionally on
French & German basic. Anglo-Saxon as first language.