Learn Live Music

Learn Live Music

Where leading live music industry professionals share their experience.


September 1, 2023 44 mins

Harry Styles, Queen, Royal Blood, Mumford & Sons, Bloc Party, Take That… Matt Randall’s list of credits positions him as one of the leading touring professionals in the UK. But what does a Guitar Technician actually do? And how did he get into the industry?


Matt Randall Guitars: https://www.mattrandallguitars.com/ 

Matt Randall’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattrandallguitars/ 


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Sooner Rae Routhier is a 2X Parnelli, Live Design Achievement, Live Production Summit Pinnacle, and multi Top Dog award winning Designer. Her work has been viewed by millions all around the world and has appeared on major screens such as Jimmy Fallon, The AMA’s, The Ellen Show, The Voice and The Billboard Music Awards. She has developed, produced and helped create some of entertainment's most recognizable performance moments for so...

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Since Billie Eilish began touring, Drew Thornton has been the Front of House Engineer—taking this show all over the world to arenas, stadiums, and festivals. Drew shares his approach and techniques as a live audio mix engineer in this in-depth interview.


Drew’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drewmthornton


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Andrew Marshall has been the only live session musician on tour with Billie Eilish (in addition to her brother/producer FINNEAS) since she began touring in 2018. In this interview we hear about his audition, world tours, and what it takes to play on one of the planet’s biggest gigs.


Andrew’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@andrew_marshall  

Andrew’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marshalldrums/  

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Grant Fletcher is tour visual designer from Australia whose work has graced arena tours and been shown in some of the world’s leading stadiums. In this conversation we hear how he got started, continues to attract clients, and how he’s been able to diversify his income as a freelancer.


Grant’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@grantmfletcher

Grant’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grantmfletcher/ 

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What's it really like to be part of a signed touring band?


Josh Rumble from Anteros shares his stories from getting started to ending up in a movie with Will Ferrell.


Joshua Rumble: https://www.rumblerecording.com/

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July 20, 2023 19 mins

Music Director? Live Music Producer? What's in a name? And what do they actually do on arena-level tours?


We sit down with Joe Clegg (Mumford & Sons, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Ellie Goulding) to find out.


Joe Clegg: https://www.joeclegg.com/ 

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Si Francis toured the world as Ellie Goulding’s bass player as well as working with Kylie, Mumford & Sons, and The Japanese House in his career as a session musician and sound designer. We ask him what’s involved.


Si Francis: https://www.sifrancis.com/

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Founders Joe Clegg and Matt Brunton sit down for a chat about what's planned for Learn Live Music.

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