Tour Management / Driving / Splitter Van Hire
In addition to running Iron Man Records, I also do a lot of work as a Tour Manager / Driver and spend a lot of time helping bands find just about everything else tour related.
I am a Driver / TM and I can find the best Vehicle for your tour (Splitter, Gear Van, Car, Minibus etc)
I can be found frequently in or around Birmingham, Cardiff and London.
I can also help you with: Merchandise, Production, Backline, Crew, Rehearsal, Recording, Press, Promotion, Online strategy and equipment storage.
Most of my work is based around Driving and or Tour Management in the Music Industry but I have also worked with the Theatre and Film Industry.
I have played in all sorts of bands myself over the years, I’ve organised 1000′s of gigs as i used to put on regular shows in Birmingham, I’ve set up tours, managed bands, put together press kits, pr and promotion strategies, worked out online strategies for artists big and small, i run a record label, and i’ve dealt with all sorts of madness along the way. I have an understanding of most problems, pressures and issues that performers and their crew may face. I’ve taken a lot of people to a lot of gigs from living rooms, small venues, squats, warehouses, TV and Radio Stations to major music venues and festivals of all shapes and sizes.
I’m not an expert in everything ever but if I can’t help you or fix a problem i usually have a name or number in my phone that might resolve any issues along the way.
I have a clean driving licence with a C1 and D1 which means I can tow trailers and drive any van or splitter.
I’m a freelance. I work for you, not the hire company. This means that if you employ me I can find you a good vehicle or trailer or anything else you might need so that’s less work you have to do. I can source Splitters, Gear vans, Cars, Minibuses…anything you might need.
I have an active interest in internet and social media. If you’re interested in how I could help with your, or your artist’s on-line presence get in touch.
I’ve been on the internet since 1996, and I’ve been active running sites since then.
I charge per day. A day is 8 hours, after the first 8 hours I charge per hour. The hours run from when I collect the vehicle for the work until I return it.
Alternatively, I also charge a ‘set day rate’. This is negotiable depending on what you want me to do. Longer term clients tend to be on a set day rate, It works out cheaper and no one has to watch the clock.
I expect PDs and buyout/catering on any work where I’m away overnight, and buyout/catering on any day over 8 hours.
Some recent Artists / Clients
Seasick Steve, John Paul Jones, Madness, Mika, Killing Joke, Fatoumata Diawara, Anthrax, Modestep, Talib Kweli, Little Barrie, House of Pain, The Enemy, Friendly Fires, Crystal Castles, Bullet for my Valentine, The Orb, Barry Adamson, Vagina Monologues, Taio Cruz, Jay Reatard, Nightingales, Ivo Papasov, Sierra Meastra, Endbutt Lane, The Rakes, The Magistrates, Soulsavers, As I lay Dying, Roisin Murphy, Police Bastard, Dufus, Arrows, Ladytron, Son de la Frontera, Jeffrey Daniel, Johnny 2 Bad, XOVA, Johnny Foreigner and many others…..
(Long Wheel VW Crafter Splitter Van shown above is an example of the type of vehicle I most often use when working with Clients.)