Next week on The BACK LOUNGE it’s ‘TOURING WITH A DIAGNOSIS’. Most us working in live & touring are freelance, so what happens when you have a long-term health issue? The industry to date has been notoriously unforgiving, meaning stigma in revealing you have a condition, whether or not it affects your ability to do your job. So, then what happens? Guests are Marisa Rinchiuso @marisarae15 - project manager for Academy of Live Technology @ Rock Lititz, touring stage manager & mental health grad & diagnosis of muscular dystrophy; Malle Kaas, CEO & Co-founder of Women in Live Music, sound engineer, diagnosis of a severe chronic autoimmune disease; & me, tour manager with diagnosis of a genetic eye condition = all kinds of fun in dark venues & with white light rock shows. We are all still out there working & touring. This has not meant the end of our careers. We hope you can join this call, whether this is something you directly experience, have ever had illness or otherwise impact your work, or are curious as to how you can support others. Wednesday 7th February 6pm GMT / 7pm CET/ 1pm EST / 10am PST. Everyone welcome, DM for the zoom link – This call will NOT be recorded.

Next week it’s ‘FEAST OR FAMINE’ on The BACK LOUNGE. Have you been lucky enough to have some work? How was it? Is it great to be back but it also feels more exhausting and more stressful somehow than before…have we lost our mojos and gone soft?! If you relate, then no – it’s not just you. Our esteemed guests this week are Jeordie Shenton & Adam Ficek at Tonic Rider www.tonicmusic/tonic-rider ?All welcome. DM to join ? Wed 18th August 6pm BST

How can we make it stick and is there a dark side to all this we need to be mindful of? We’re joined this week by special guests Malle Kaas and Erin Lynch from WILM (Women in Live Music) – they’ll be sharing their experience of life on the road. Join us, this is an important one. Wednesday 7th July 6pm BST

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Thank you TPI

Thank you TPI for announcing the free workshops for the touring industry coming soon via The BACK LOUNGE. First one next week Monday 21st June 6pm BST London.
These are for anyone with a connection to touring – musicians, crew, agents, management etc. All welcome. We’re looking at how to deal with those heated moments, creating boundaries and how to get better sleep and cope with jet lag. Eventbrite links in the article.

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