Everything BUT The Show

Everything BUT The Show

A weekly podcast about touring, road stories, and life behind-the-scenes of the music industry. Hosted by Eric Kilby and Mike Jay.

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November 24, 2020 63 min

Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they wrap up season 1 in style! Joining them on the show this week is the entire team that works tirelessly behind the scenes, rolling out a new episode week after week. Daniel Myers, Aidan McKernan, and Becca Brewer help bring this phenomenal season to a close for the holidays with so much laughter and some intriguing conversation that you don't want to miss.

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Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they have some great conversation with longtime music industry veteran Jenn Manning. Having worked behind the scenes for over 25 years, she has worked as a road manager among other roles for artists such as Switchfoot, Third Day, Amy Grant, Casting Crowns, and more. Her perspective and mentality is such a gift in this industry which makes this episode one you do not want to miss.

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November 3, 2020 67 min

Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week for an encouraging and very special episode with their dear friend Al Andrews. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Porter's Call, a non-profit organization that specializes in counseling, free of charge, specifically to recording artists: "A place to be real. A guide who understands. A story to be told." Al has worked with artists in multiple genres such as Christian,...

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October 27, 2020 63 min

Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they visit with the General Manager of Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME, Melanie Henkes. She has spent most of her professional career working tirelessly behind the scenes of events in large venues. Some of the names she has worked alongside of include Beyonce', Eric Church, Prince, WWE, the Secret Service, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Drake, Bruno Mars, and countless other arti...

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Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they sit down with Scott Moore. Having more than 40 years of experience, he has worked on some of the biggest events in history. His experience ranges from playing drums for Bob Hope to working alongside of Oprah Winfrey. Scott has tremendous experience as a Production Manager, Show Designer, and is an incredible Show Director and Producer as well. Whether it's award shows or aren...

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October 13, 2020 54 min

Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they go backstage to talk with someone who is rarely visible at shows; a security director. The guys had the privilege to visit with Eric Tellefsen, a 35-year veteran in law enforcement. During his career, he spent more than 20 years being a part of the SWAT team as well as 7 years coordinating his state's fugitive team. Once he started doing entertainment, Eric has worked with so...

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October 6, 2020 57 min

In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay sit down with Bex Reiff who has spent many years perfecting her role as a merchandise manager. Many start in this role and transition to something else that is more of their forte. However, after exploring many other positions in the music industry, she discovered her passion in this very essential role. Some of the clients she has worked alongside of include Amy Grant, Mercy Me, Micha...

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September 29, 2020 52 min

Join hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay this week as they sit down with one of the best Live TV Director's in the business, Russ Hall. Having 35 years of experience, he has worked behind the scenes on some of the biggest live shows and TV productions you can imagine. Some of the events he has directed include live concerts, award shows, hockey games, Presidential interviews and specials, as well as benefit concerts featuring Lady Ga...

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September 22, 2020 56 min

In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with longtime music industry veteran Chris Lisle. For nearly 30 years, he has worked behind the scenes on some of the biggest live shows in multiple roles such as Lighting Designer, Production Manager, and Show Producer. However, his expertise as a Production Designer is second to none. Some of Chris' clients, both past and present, include: Robert Plant, Alice Cooper, J...

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September 15, 2020 48 min

In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with musical genius and multi-instrumentalist Chad Jeffers. For the last 13 years, he has been an essential member of country superstar Carrie Underwood's band. He also spent many years touring with guitar sensation Keith Urban, the legandary Kenny Loggins, and so many more. While his specialty instruments are guitar, dobro, and pedal steel, Chad can pretty much play any...

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September 8, 2020 53 min

In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with Production Coordinator Lolo Kinser. She works with country superstar Chris Young behind the scenes to make sure his tours and show days come off without a hitch. She has also worked with Kane Brown, Cassadee Pope, The Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa, and countless others as well as many TV shows and music videos. 

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September 1, 2020 49 min

In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with music industry icon John Huie. Having more than 40 years of experience as a booking agent, he has discovered talent, booked shows, and represented artists in multiple genres of music. Some of his clients though the years include: The Police, Joan Jett, The Go-Go's, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Allman Brothers, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, The Zac Brown Band, Kelsea Ba...

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August 25, 2020 50 min

In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with a man that has made a difference in the lives of so many people. Tour Pastor Bobby Joiner has spent many years on the road getting to know every single person on the tours in which he was a part. Serving the Winter Jam Tour for over 16 years, he has seen so many highs and lows. He is truly a one-of-a-kind guy that seems to be everyone's best friend.

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August 18, 2020 47 min

In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with extraordinary lighting designer, Danny Zacharias. He has nearly 25 years of experience turning performances into experiences. Danny has designed shows for tours, festivals, corporate events, and more. His resume includes CeCe Winans, Scotty McCreery, Brett Eldridge, Natalie Grant, Francesca Battistelli, Matthew West, and many more.

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August 11, 2020 50 min

In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with longtime artist manager, David Smallbone. Known best for working with for King & Country and Rebecca St. James, David is not only their manager, he is their father. This legendary Aussie has been through so many ups and downs, but found his way to achieving success in the industry that has resulted in multiple GRAMMY Awards as well as GMA Dove Awards with his family...

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August 4, 2020 53 min

In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with Gerald Gooch, an entertainer coach (tour bus) driver. He has over 30 years of experience driving celebrities, their bands and crew, and others around the country. He has driven for Pioneer Coach and Diamond Coach companies in Nashville, among others. Some of his clients include Anthony Hamilton, Disturbed, Ronnie Milsap, Easton Corbin, and countless others.

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July 28, 2020 50 min

In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend some quality time with Steph Vandermolen. Hear how she went from trying to figure out her career path to being the day-to-day manager and tour manager for Sadie Robertson.

Some highlights and moments you don't want to miss in this episode are:

  • A timeless lesson she learned the first day of her touring career
  • The step-by-step journey that she has taken in her career
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    July 21, 2020 53 min

    In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with Bob Bussiere, an audio expert who specializes in mixing monitors. He has over 40 years of experience mixing monitors for tours, festivals, corporate events, award shows, and live TV. He is on staff with the Grand Ole Opry and spends each Saturday night behind the stage left curtain helping everyone on stage enjoy their experience of playing the Opry.

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    July 14, 2020 51 min

    In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay spend time with musical genius and GRAMMY Award-Winning Producer/Songwriter Bernie Herms. A few of his credits include working with artists such as Brad Paisley, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Kelly Clarkson, Hillary Scott (of Lady A), Barbara Streisand, Selena Gomez, Tony Bennett, his bride and powerhouse vocalist, Natalie Grant and so many more.

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    In this episode, hosts Eric Kilby and Mike Jay interview David '5-1' Norman, a 35-year veteran in the music industry. He has filled the role of Tour Director, Tour Manager, Tour Accountant, Production Manager, and more. Having worked on most every continent, his experience is second to none. A few of the artists he's worked with include Prince, Earth, Wind & Fire, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Chase Rice, Alison Krauss,...

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