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Las Vegas Sound Guy Lunch (Episode 1?)

By Bill Evans / March 19, 2017

OK, this took way too long to get edited and up online. The Rev. sucks. Happy?

A full eight freaking weeks ago, we finally were able to do a video interview thingie that we hope will be the first of a bunch. Las Vegas Sound Guy Lunch. We tried this two years ago and crap audio made it unusable. My fault, I set it up in a noisy restaurant. This year it was the same basic script less the noisy restaurant.

We did this during the day on New Year’s Eve. The idea is that there are so many touring acts in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve that it’s an amazing opportunity to get a few guys in the same place and just let em shoot the poop about life and touring and audio and… well, whatever. Hopefully we’ll be able to do this again.

The two folks this time hold a special place around these here parts and the Rev. is a big fan of both of them. Jim Ebdon has been incredibly enthusiastic, accommodating and supportive of SoundProLive.com since the beginning in 2011. We’ve done at least a couple of interviews. Links and some video is below.

Chris Rabold… Met him probably a decade ago when he was doing Widespread Panic. Later that year when ballots were being put together for the Parnellis (in another lifetime), I was a total pain in the ass insisting that this kid was gonna be a force in the near future and pushing his nomination. Never told anyone that story… Anyway, I totally owe him cuz he took a bunch of time out of a day back when he was doing Kenny Chesney a couple of years ago and the video of that interview never got edited or posted. Again, I suck.

Anyway, hope you enjoy it. If your gonna be in Vegas on Dec 31, give us a shout and we’ll add you to the Las Vegas Sound Guy Lunch guest list.

 

 

 

 

Chris Rabold Parnelli News 2007

 

Maroon 5's Jim Ebdon

 

Maroon 5’s Jim Ebdon: Outboard and Macros

 

 

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Mark Woodcock: Making Every Gig Count

By Bill Evans / January 23, 2017

By Rev. Bill

Let this serve as a gentle reminder that every gig counts. In fact, that seemingly insignificant local gig may be the one that’s the mythical “big break.”

Mark Woodcock started the way many a career has. Working—often for free—mixing club bands in his native England. He emigrated to the US and was picking up work for local companies where he could. One night—“Out of the blue,” he says—after mixing a show at a local club, he got a call and was asked to mix some shows for country legend Merle Haggard. He did not know that Merle lived 20 mins away or that anyone from his camp was at that club gig.

Haggard had seen a career resurgence after several of his songs were featured in popular movies. Mark went to work and toured with the writer who has been called both the “poet of the common man” and one of the creators of the Bakersfield Sound for five years. That led to a still ongoing gig—since 2008—with Bush as well as ongoing stints with Rob Zombie and Cindi Lauper. We caught up with him back in October on a gig with Lauper—featuring music from her new trad country record and sell as hits from a career that has spanned three decades. Check the video for more.

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Tim Quake Mark

By Tim Mark / March 18, 2015

Started mixing bands in High school at age 16.
1st Tour 1980 Working for Talas featuring Billy Sheehan opening for Van Halen on the Women & Children 1st tour. He was 19. It was AWESOME
Since then…
Shot once, Stabbed twice, Walked away from 2 Plane Crashes, 3 Bus crashes, 4 Bus fires
OD on heroin once, Survived 2 Cardiac Arrests, Fell out of a Truss at 18’,
 And had guns pulled on him 3 other times…
4 Gold records, 5 Platinum Records as gifts from several Artists.
After nearly 38 years… He compares himself to Richard Gere in the Movie Officer and a Gentleman when he is doing push ups in the rain, and Louis Gossett Jr. Asks him 
“Why Don’t you Quit?”
“Cause I got no place else to go!”

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Gary Brunclik

By Ace Baker / August 1, 2014

Gary Brunclik has been an engineer since the early 80’s.  He has been mixing FOH and monitors for over 30 years and is currently FOH Engineer at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI  and the BMO Harris Pavilion at Millwaukee Summerfest when not on the road touring. He has had the pleasure of mixing and production or tour managing groups such as Travis Tritt, Everclear, 3 Doors Down, Soul Asylum, The Bodeans, David Copperfield, Skillet, FIve for Fighting, and The Ultimate Thriller among others.  He currently is FOH and TM/PM for Scott Bradlee and the Postmodern Jukebox.

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