At the end of my first year, I started to work for a local crewing company. I would tip up at gigs, unload the truck, and come back again in the evening to load it back up again.
During my second year at LCM I became freelance, and began working for various live audio companies doing mainly rigs and de-rigs at corporate events round town. One thing led to another, and within a year after leaving uni I found myself as Ian Brown's Keyboard tech and finally depping as his 2nd monitor engineer. Since then I've toured with Tricky, the Maccabees and Manowar as their monitor engineer, and the Australian Pink Floyd as the drum tech. My work has taken me all over the world, and never ceases to be exciting working with such a variety of acts, cultures, and technology.
When I'm not on the road, I do a lot of corporate event sound work in London. Currently I'm gearing up for a summer season of European festivals with Manowar (Guinness book of world record holders for the loudest band in the world), The Aussie Floyd and in house production with rental companies.
If you want to see the world, don't mind getting your hands dirty and like to keep on your toes, then live sound is a great and well-paid career. You only get one chance to get it right. Nothing beats that feeling of your console crashing two minutes before the band walk on in front of 30,000 people... I can tell you that!