Iron Man offers Tour Management Services to bands and artists.
Tour Management – A professional solution for touring artists, providing a reliable service at a reasonable price. I can help organise the administration for a schedule of appearances, contacting each promoter or venue to ensure the clients technical and hospitality demands are met. I ensure the work remains within the budget. I will take care of the day to day planning and management of activities on the road, and any unforeseen issues or emergencies should they occur.
Transfers – A simple and cost effective transfer service to or from the airport, the office, an exhibition, or an event.
Backline and Gear Moves – A reliable service to pick up or drop off backline, gear or trailers depending on your need. I use a suitable panel van, splitter van, or a Land Rover Defender, which will pull a Trailer (with a ramped load-on/off) capable of moving up to 2 tonnes of gear.
Telephone: Mark (+44) 07974 746810
From the point of pick up, to the final destination, your client is in safe hands. I offer a courteous and helpful service with an eye on safety and security. You and your clients can relax as I understand the importance or being discreet, reliable and friendly.
Safety and comfort is of utmost importance. All vehicles are always in a technically and optically perfect condition. Furthermore, all vehicles are non-smoking and undergo regular interior and exterior cleaning.
I can be found frequently in Birmingham, Cardiff and London.
Tour Management Services
Most of my work is based around Tour Management in the Music Industry, but I have also worked with the Theatre and Film Industry.
I have worked with, and 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 have a clean driving licence with a C1, D1 and I have a CPC which means I can tow trailers and drive any car, van, splitter or minibus.
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 according to your available budget. Anything from 6 seats, to 9 seats, to 14 seats.
I charge per day. A day is no more than 12 hours. Any hour, or part thereof, over 12 hours will be charged at £20 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, in advance of the work, 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. You will need to supply a full itinerary so that I can consider the work involved before I can confirm a “set day rate.”
I expect PDs and buyout/catering on any work where I’m away overnight, and buyout/catering on any day over 8 hours.
A deposit of the first day’s fee will need to be paid in order to confirm any advance booking.
I will invoice for my fee before the work starts and I will invoice for any expenses generated during the work on completion. I expect my fee to be paid in full before the work starts unless agreed in writing. I can accept cash at the end of each day if you prefer.
Any night driving between 1am and 8am, typically where a client seeks to save money on hotels and return home after a days work, will be treated as an additional job and will be charged at the full day rate.
Some recent Artists / Clients
Seasick Steve, John Paul Jones, Shalamar, Dua Lipa, M83, Barry Adamson, Hotei, Madness, The Stone Roses, Mika, Killing Joke, Adam Ant, Roland Gift, Omar Puente, Fatoumata Diawara, Anthrax, Modestep, Imani Williams, Talib Kweli, Little Barrie, House of Pain, The Enemy, Friendly Fires, Crystal Castles, Bullet for my Valentine, The Orb, Vagina Monologues, Taio Cruz, Ivo Papasov, Sierra Meastra, As I lay Dying, Roisin Murphy, Ladytron, Son de la Frontera, Jeffrey Daniel, and many others…..
(Vehicles shown above are examples of what I use when working with Clients.)