Divinity and Expain Dual Album Release Tour – September 2017

 

 

Now that I don’t feel like I got hit by a truck, I wanna send out my utmost gratitude to the boys in Divinity and Expain. They had the confidence to take me out on the road for the first time! Needless to say, everyone killed it and I feel lucky to have gotten to know all these gentlemen better. It was really refreshing and inspiring to work with people who see no problems, only solutions; and were constantly looking for feedback to improve the experience for them and the fans. 4/6 of the shows were in smaller markets, which was really cool! The promoters were all killer, the venues were great and the fans really go off. My pappy was a trucker so I really feel at home on the road. Not only did I mix front of house for both bands, but I was entrusted with tour managing, which is fun for me. I mean, who doesn’t wanna google “Innisfail rv dump”??!! My job was to make everybody’s life easier so that they could focus on playing and I really feel like I nailed that from their performances. Pretty amazing to go out on the road with 13 guys, for 6 days and not have a problem with one of them. It was literally a laugh a second and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. I must give them credit that they made my job SUUUPPERRR easy by being such high caliber acts that know what they want and destroy stages when they get it. FFS Sean Jenkins planned a darn light show for their set?!?!?! How cool is that??! I’ve know Brett and James since early 02 and I didn’t even know there’s was a 3rd Duncan, Kirk, so that was a surprise. Thanks for all your help and for not taking my resting, in-the-heat-of-the-moment setup face personally! I’ve mixed Ye Goat-Herd Gods a few times locally and met Gord a few times, but there’s nothing like getting to know someone better on the road, absolute pleasure man! The Divinity boys truly are consummate professionals of the highest order and take what they do very seriously, but still manage to stay grounded and not get in their own way and enjoy themselves. Expain is fun as hell and stupid high energy. It was really nice to meet Alexander Giles and watch him shred tf outta that fender every night. All in all, this was work. I was sweating, we were loading, there were a million variables, but when you’re doing something you love and have worked towards most of your life, it just seems effortless. After mixing probably 1000’s of acts now from only a few places its a whole new perspective to be doing it in a different place every night. Thanks Everybody! The Divinity / Expain Dual Release Tour! was great success!!


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