My name is Peter Foulkes or Pete Foulkes, take your pick. I am a live sound engineer and have been for over twenty years. I served my time working for PA companies and as a house engineer, so I’ve probably mixed a few hundred bands over the years, maybe more.
For the last ten years I have mainly concentrated on working for bands directly as either their touring FOH engineer or Monitor engineer. I’m very loyal and tend to hang on to clients. This is great for me but does mean I don’t have a long list of bands I can reel off so I look more experienced. To be honest, I’ve always thought the kids with a list of 50 bands they have worked for might not actually be much good. Magnum, Uriah Heep, Lacuna Coil. That’s my recent list. Obviously there are other one offs covering other people’s regular gigs, but I don’t think it would be fair to claim them as my own.
Somehow I ended up doing lots of video work, still exclusively in the live events environment that I know well. I like to think a good knowledge of what everyone else on the stage is doing helps me integrate the traditional irritation that everyone knows as video more seamlessly into events. It’s not rocket science.