For emerging bands, artists and performers, the road to success is rarely a smooth one. Throw a global pandemic in the mix and you’ve got a difficult road to navigate. Multiple lockdowns meant venues had to close, gigs had to be cancelled, and thousands of jobs were put at risk.
Behind every successful artist is a team of people who have supported them from the start of their journey, when the venues weren’t so full and the crowds not so loud. Someone who knows all too well about this is Mark Bowers.
Ever wished you could be a fly on the wall when your favourite song was recorded for the first time? As an audio engineer, you are in the unique position of not only witnessing magic in the making, but also playing an integral part in the production of it.
It’s been a long old time without being blessed with the magic that is live music. But with restrictions lifted and vaccinations in full flow, artists and bands across the UK are taking to the stage and performing to eager audiences desperate for the return of the much-anticipated gig experience.
Who remembers the early days of festivals? Before the running showers and clean loos? Before WIFI and phone charging stations? This week’s ‘Backstage with YTL Arena’ guest does.