What does a Production Manager do on Tour? ft. Matthew Flyzik (Kygo)

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What does a Production Manager do on Tour? ft. Matthew Flyzik (Kygo)

Mattew Flyzik is a combo of a Tour Manager/ Production Manager. Not many people can pull this off, but Flyzik might not even be human for all we know. The man is a machine. He spends most of his time on the road with Kygo these days. When Neil and I first met Matthew, he was on tour with All Time Low. I look up to him a lot. He fully embodies everything I want to be when I tour. He works hard and gets his job done while treating others with the respect they deserve. I have never met someone as good as him – and I am happy we get to finish this section off with someone as talented as himself.

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:
• Matthew’s journey to success in the touring world
• A day in the life of a production manager on the road
• The importance of
• Tips for being a successful production manager

(0:00​) Intro
(3:00) Matthew enters the bus
(8:22) Start to touring
(12:08) Being active in your local scene
(17:33) Be the person you want to deal with on the road
(21:58) Skills necessary to be successful
(27:25) Daily responsibilities
(29:10) What’s the difference between production and tour management?
(33:09) Walkthrough of an average day
(36:04) How to work with local crew
(38:07) Security risks
(39:30) Setting up for the show
(42:02) Soundcheck and crew appreciation
(49:20) Doors and showtime
(56:49) Loadout and aftershow
(58:16) Tour stories
(1:04:46) Wrap up

Matthew Flyzik – Guest

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