Having managed productions on the artist side as well as the production company side gives me a distinct advantage in today's world. Not only do I understand pricing and discounting available, but I have the contacts developed through years of touring and supplying production, both domestically and internationally.
Negotiating the contracts, and managing it all on time, and in detail are my strongest attributes. I have a long history of cost containment leading to exceptional profit margins.
As an on-site manager I get the most out of my crews by solid management principles, and leadership qualities that make the management of people an engaging process that I take out of your scope of worry and concern.
My understanding of gear and logistics are a clear cut advantage when negotiating with vendors from all different aspects of the industry.
Tour Management can be a high demand, high pressure position. Finding the right demeanor to handle the varied personalities and trials of multiple people from multiple backgrounds is essential. Having someone with leadership qualities and training is a definite advantage.
Corelating information that is ever changing and getting it to your party is essential. I use the Master Tour Database for all tour logistics which delivers all information in real time via a smartphone app to all cast and crew. Real information, in real time.
Calm, cool, pleasant in all situations remain the best qualities in a dynamic and personality fueled management system. You can be assured the pressures of the road, the nature of change is navigated with an eye on the bottom line.
I have a clean passport with no immigration issues and am available to travel with very short notice. I have both international and domestic experience.
Tour Management, Tour advance, and Tour accounting
I have had the opportunity to mix thousands of bands. Starting early in my career as a house monitor engineer I was lucky to mix for such acts as U2, Dire Straits, The Police, Todd Rundgren, The Cars, Alvin Lee, Meatloaf, Off Broadway, Cheap Trick, Head East and so many others I can't begin to remember them all.
My first tour in the early 1980's with Eddie Rabbitt lasted three years. After a hiatus to clear my head I came back to touring to mix such bands as The Bodeans, Soul Asylum, Everclear, Dispatch, Vonda Shepard, Matthew Sweet, Skillet, and others. Visit my resume page for a full listing and years in service.
I prefer to mix on Digico consoles but am fluent in all AVID, Yamaha, and other digital platforms. I am trained and certified in L'Acousrics Soundvision, LA Network, V-DOSC, K1, K2, Kudo speaker compliments. My current favorite is the EAW Anya system.
I currently mix FOH for the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, and the 10,000 seat BMO Harris Pavilion at Milwaukee's Summerfest yearly.
Bill Pachner, Event Producer - Director at GMR Marketing
I have known Gary for many years and worked with him on many occasions. I trust and respect his expertise for concerts and corporate events.
January 9, 2012, Bill was Gary's client
Production Manager at Touring Productions
I have toured with Gary in his road warrior days and have worked with him as a vendor and he has done great work on both fronts. Over the years I have recommended him to clients in both capacities.
November 10, 2011, Matt was Gary's client
Brian Keith Berg
Production Manager/Audio Engineer/Night Ranger
I have had the pleasure of working with Gary on many occasions over the years on many levels. My experiences have always been positive and I look forward to working together for years to come.
November 9, 2011
Senior Vice President at K-Nation Entertainment
Gary, as long as I've worked with him (many projects), has always been regarded as an industry expert and consummate professional in his field. He manages projects holistically and delivers them successfully and under budget. He is a pleasure to work with, whether it be in the trenches of a particularly difficult logistic, or at a battle-dress suit and tie client meeting....more
October 31, 2011, Jason was Gary's client