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5 Steps To A Roadie Job How to Get Working On-The-Road With Touring Bands

There is a shortage of skilled concert roadies and event technicians*. Find out how you can fill that gap and get working with bands on tour, with this step-by-step guide!

My name is Andy Reynolds. I’m a concert tour manager and live sound engineer with 25 years of touring experience.

5 Steps to a Roadie Job‘ is my book that details the exact steps you must take to find work with international touring bands – as a sound engineerback line techconcert lighting engineertour manager, touring stylistchefdriver, or any of the numerous other concert touring jobs. The book is fully illustrated and breaks down some of the myths of working in the live music business with an honest and realistic approach to working with music artists on tour.

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Inside ‘5 Steps to a Roadie Job’ you will find:

  • How the live music industry really works – get the information you need to find those road crew jobs
  • Details of the various back stage jobs – the jobs you want, and the ones you don’t!
  • Industry secrets such as why roadie jobs are never advertised
  • Examples of contracts for freelancers – make sure you get the work and get paid
  • Step-by-step guides to starting your freelance road crew business
  • Accompanying workbook for you to plan out your touring road crew career


“Finally a book that can give an honest and realistic approach to working in the live entertainment industry. Roadie,Inc.breaks down some of the myths of working in the live music business without making it sound demoralising.”
Steven Douglas
Lighting Director for The Killers, Jay Z & Kanye West, Kylie Minogue and others.
“This book will definitely be of great assistance to anyone trying or planning to get into the live music /touring world today.”
Noel Kilbride
Tour Manager for Nightmares On Wax, Pavement, Roots Manuva, The Kills, and others.
“A fantastic book that helps answer all the questions for a person wanting to join the live music business.”
Mark Wynn-Davis
Lighting Designer for Jamiroquai and others.
“Anyone investigating a career in the music industry as an event technician or tour manager – this book is an essential read and well worth a punt.”
Amazon Reviewer

5 Steps To A Roadie Job book - get working with touring bands today

5 Steps to a Roadie Job – the book to get you working on-the-road with touring bands!

‘5 Steps to a Roadie Job’ is 195 pages of specific and practical information on how to gain and keep a career in the live music business and is fully illustrated, with diagrams and screen grabs to help explain the key information. The book will tell you how the live music business really works, details of the various backstage jobs, and some of the industry secrets – such as why those road crew jobs are never advertised.
Touring artists and production suppliers are crying out for skilled roadies and event technicians – now is the time to get the information you need to start your road crew career!

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Available as a printed paperback book, or ebook for your Kindle and iPad.

*This is just one article highlighting the skills shortage in the concert and events industries: IPM 11: Supply & Demand: An imbalance? Accessed 20/12/2019