2013 - To date. Freelance sound engineer / supervisor & RF Tech.
Winner: 2017 Sports Emmy Award NBC 'Outstanding Technical Team Remote' Audio Engineer.

RF Tech (Highlights)

Sound Assistant World Equine Games for NEP
Sound Assistant ITV Saturday Racing for NEP

RF Audio Tech NBC Coastal Studio South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics (Credited)

RF Comms Tech New Years Eve celebrations London for Delta Comms (2018 & 2019)
RF Tech for ITV Racing coverage Cheltenham, Goodwood & Aintree festivals(Credited)
RF Comms Tech on feature film 'Lost in London'.

Tank & cast RF coms (credited) build and maintenance, on the feature film 'Fury' for The Wireless Works.
RF guarantee for Parade of Champions, Manchester BBC.
RF Coordination on Matrix Salesforce European Tour (up to 158 frequencies!)

RF tech on BBC Golf coverage including the Open at St Andrews & The Walkers Cup.

RF guarantee for NBC on Rio Olympic Golf 2016

Installation of Audio RF large array antennae system for Royal Marine Recruit documentary for The Wireless Works and Two Four Productions.
RF coms the Brit Awards 2014
RF Coms various Corporate events.
RF guarantee for Children in Need 2015.
RF tech for Building Cars Live (TWW/BBC).
RF Coms for Teen Awards 2014.

Front of House Sound:

The Trafalgar Passion and Life of Christ at Wintershall
The Four Tenors at Buckingham Palace.
Sound designer Star Count Awards Singapore, , ,
Various AGMs such as B.A.T, BP, Rueters etc and Royal Opera House live relays, as well as many corporate productions in Florence, Paris, India, Hanover, Amsterdam, including The Festival of Creativity in Istanbul for Jack Morton Productions, and many more...

1998 to 2013. (over 1700 shows) included...
In 2012 & 2013...

Royal Opera House 'Opera in the Park' at several outdoor venues and film premiers for Superman and One Direction for Dobson Sound Productions, Siemens at the Crystal for Dimension Audio..

AGMs for British Gas, BP, BAT, The Passion of Christ in Trafalgar Square, The Range Rover Evoque launch in Beijing, Adcentra launch Rome, Pixie Lott live ...

In 2011, a lot of the usual corporate and music shows repeated from previous years, the Audi Polo performer this year was Paloma Faith. Some orchestral work for HSBC and several Olympic test events, including Rowing, Canoeing and Archery. TV work in Lagos, Nigeria for Guinness and Supersports.

The 2010 Papal visit, 'The Big Assembly'. Barclays Bank AGM, The Life of Christ, Trafalgar Square and Guildford. AGMs for BAT, British Gas and BP. ‘The Kooks’ at Coworth Park (FOH support). Umut The Uber-drummer for HSBC London and Birmingham. Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and Mohamed Abu at this years ROTA event in Doha. Red Bull X-Fighters at Battersea Power Station (2009/10). G20 London Summit main press and broadcast mix. Beverly Knight, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Colin Salmon and The Feeling at Coworth Park (FOH support). Qatar National Day Celebrations (desert areas). Main auditorium Microsoft ‘TechEd’ Conference. NFA ‘Tailgate’ Wembley band stage. The Ian Fleming 100 Tribute (including Beverly Knight, Mica Paris, Ruby Turner, Tony Hadley and Orchestra), ‘Cesaria Evora’ in London, main plenary event SIBOS Vienna, ‘The Feeling’ live at Coworth Park, (again) ‘One Night Only’ at the PFA Awards London. The BBC Jazz awards 2008 including ‘Jeff Beck’, ‘Jamie Cullem’ and ‘Johnny Dankworth’. The Abu Dhabi Police force 50th anniversary celebrations. The Wintershall Festival 2008… Blondie at the Café de Paris, Eros Ramazotti and Festivale at a private wedding function at Castello Odescalchi Di Bracciano in Italy, Kylie Minogue, Scissor Sisters and Jamie Cullum at the Music Industry Trust Awards in London, BBC Jazz Awards 2007 at the Mermaid Theatre, including Dave Brubeck and Curtis Steigers. Universal City Launch in Dubai as well as corporate and special events as far a field as Kenya and Abu-Dhabi, France, Italy and Spain. Special events for HSBC, Guildford Easter Passion, Canterbury Tales for BBC South, MTC Jordan, BAT Kenya, Trafalgar Square Festival 2006 London Film Festival (Trafalgar Square) 2007, Performing Arts Orchestra 2004. The Miss World Competition 2002. The Wintershall ‘Life of Christ’ (since 2000) and London Fashion Week (2001-3). HOD and broadcast sound balance for the Conservative Party Conferences and election tours (1992 to 2006). Chuck Berry for the American Academy. BBC ‘Party in the Park’ – Queen’s Golden Jubilee, Sound balance for the Royal Philharmonic and the design of sound and communication systems for several international conferences, including such companies as Cisco, Real Networks, Equant (U.K. & Europe) , Lotus and Invensys (U.K. & U.S.A.) The United Nations and European Government Conferences.

I have also acted as a consultant on several permanent installations in the world of corporate communications, including boardroom global conferencing systems for British American Tobacco

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July 1991- July 1998. Project manager, Dimension Audio Ltd

My duties involved a direct liaison with our clients which included the specification of equipment required on specific projects, the management of the technical team and most enjoyably, the design and creation of sound effects and other programme material. I was also responsible for the supervision of projects on-site, when necessary including development and management of the design and build of the innovative 'CDTC' device.

Being a preferred specialist for the White House Communications Agency, I have cleared and maintain high-degree background security clearances. Projects of note during this period include President Clinton’s public address to Belfast in 1995 and his public address at Cambridge in 1994 (including broadcast provisions in both cases), as on-site sound supervisor.

Production sound assistant, for the ‘Brit Awards’ 1995-96.

Floor mix engineer ‘Club-X’ series 1 & 2 for Channel four, 1992-93.

 
April 1991- July 1991. Asst General Manager, Theatre Projects Sound Ltd. (Short contract)

I was responsible for the drafting of a renovation plan for TPS that included financial control and purchase/disposal policies. New stock management systems, refurbishment and capital expenditure planning which in turn involved consideration of new technologies.

1989-1991. Freelance

Working under the trading name of Eatonalive, I concentrated on special event sound design and temporary installations. One of my most challenging clients was Sony Broadcast. I became responsible for designing sound systems to enhance the demonstration of thier High Definition Video format. These included Dolby surround and Ambisonic installations at several International Broadcast Commission venues.

Other projects of interest included a spell with Gloria Gaynor, a period with the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow which culminated in productions of Mlada and Joan d’Arc in Glasgow 1990 for which I was made an Honorary General of the Soviet Peoples Army! Sound installation manager for ‘Poppy’ at the Adelphi theatre and ‘Phantom of the Opera’ at Her Majesty's theatre. The Bolshoi Opera first European Tour.

1987-1989. Chief Sound Designer, Unit One Production services Ltd.

The sound department at Unit One was co-founded by Phil Grief and myself to cater to the growing corporate business and the increasing demand from theatrical productions. Our brief included a great deal of corporate video production. It was during this time that I introduced the AKG C747 microphone into corporate use.

1980-1987. Freelance sound recordist / engineer.

My experience as a live mix engineer began during this period and I spent six months in Australia with the Samuelson Film Services office, Sydney in late 1982. After returning to England I worked with artists such as Elkie Brookes (U.K. tour) Elvis Costello (Punch the Clock U.S.A.) Steve Winwood (U.K. & Europe). Also short engagements with Aswad. Johnny Thunder, Patti Paledino and several other New York new wavers. I also worked seasons as mix engineer for Lena Horne (assisting the great Lenny Wills),Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth.


In early 1984, I began to do more work in theatre and the London West End in particular, occasionally as an assistant to such well-regarded sound designers as Martin Lavant and Derrick Zieba. I was amongst the first sound engineers in the U.K. to start using the Sennheiser MKE2 capsule on radio microphones.

1977-1980. Staff Sound recordist, Samuelson Film Services Ltd.
Working in the sound dept at SFS formed a very steep and exacting learning curve. Duties included the preparation and testing of all types of sound recording equipment and a very good working knowledge of sound for film and television was required. When my Union membership became unrestricted and my initial three-year training period was completed, I was sent out with working crews as a staff assistant/recordist in the shorts and documentaries department working on documentaries as diverse as 'Tolkien (1979)', 'Influenza (1979)', and 'A day at Heathrow Airport (1978)'.

1975-1977. Trainee Film Technician, Mike Fraser Film Services Ltd.
Working for Mike Fraser offered experience in many aspects of film post-production, mostly 16mm film for television (Before the days of video). Training centred on audio post-production and negative edge numbering and final cutting. It was here that I gained provisional membership to the Association of Cinematographic and Television Technicians and began my apprenticeship.

PERSONAL

D.O.B: 26/09/58, London.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE, IN SUMMARY.

St Mary Abbotts Primary School
Kensington, London.

St Clement Danes Grammar School.
White City, London.

I obtained 7 GCE ‘O’ and 3 ‘A’ levels.

Shoreditch Training College: Short Media Studies Course.

After taking a short ‘sixth form’ course in Media Studies at Shorditch Training College, (1975) I was offered an ACTT apprenticeship at Mike Fraser Film Services Ltd (1976) as a film technician before moving to the sound department at Samuelson Film Services (1977) where I completed my apprenticeship under the watchful and critical eyes of Michael Samuelson and Dick Sadler.

I have been fortunate enough since then to have gained a great deal of experience in many ranges of responsibilities, (thousands of productions, as mix engineer or as designer) ranging from political conferences and new product launches, to theatre, opera (six months with the Bolshoi Opera in the 90s) and a period working for the White House Communications Agency during President Clinton’s tenure. However, my career began as a sound recordist and I remain a member of the Institute of Broadcast Sound (associate) and the Broadcast, Entertainment, Cinematograph & Theatre Union.

In August 2000, I attended a residential refresher course in Film and Television location sound recording at the BBC’s Wood Norton Training Centre and in May 2001 I gained an NVQ in Health & Safety Risk Assessment (BBC course).

In 2017, I was awarded a Sports Emmy for Audio.

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