What It’s like Touring During COVID ft. Daniel Nickleski (Kygo, Sound Works)

What It’s like Touring During COVID ft. Daniel Nickleski (Kygo, Sound Works)
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This week we have my good friend Daniel Nickleski on the podcast. Daniel owns and operates Sound Works out of Illinois and currently tours with Kygo. Daniel and I set off with the intention to talk about how COVID has affected the music industry – and we did do that, a little bit. But to be honest we mostly got lost in the sauce and just started talking about touring in general and tossed in some COVID here and there – and eventually dug up some embarrassing tour stories. All in all I think it’s a very well-balanced and fun episode. As always – I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:

• How Daniel went from touring for 10 years with All Time Low to being a weekend warrior with Kygo
• About an average day of a touring DJ crew
• How Daniel juggles running Sound Works and touring
• The importance of being a good hang on tour

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(00:00) Intro
(03:16) Daniel gets on the bus
(04:31) Dan’s early years in music
(07:11) How Dan got started in the music industry
(12:40) Taking a step back from touring
(21:18) Getting back on the road with Kygo
(30:26) What a workday with Kygo is like
(41:11) Touring during Covid
(52:11) What makes a good crew member
(54:22) Stories from the road
(01:01:02) Wrap up notes
(01:04:29) Shower Shoes



Johnny Minardi – Guest

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Adam Elmakias – Host

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Edited & Produced by Connor Gaskey