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Signal To Noise, Episode 113: Mary Broadbent, TM/PM/Guitar Tech

Handling multiple roles as a veteran tour and production manager as well as a guitar/backline tech, and more.

In Episode 113, the hosts are joined by Mary Broadbent, a tour and production manager as well as a guitar/backline tech for more than 15 years. She’s tour managed artists such as Clairo, The Mowglis, Magic Giant, The Staves, Loote, Wrabel, and production/stage managed events such as the Girlschool Festival and the She Rocks Awards in 2018 and 2020. In 2015 she added guitar/backline tech to her skillset and has worked in that role with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Against Me!, Plain White T’s, and Tegan and Sara. The Signal To Noise podcast is sponsored by Audix and Allen & Heath.

Mary also had a chance to jump behind the board and mix front of house for Wrabel, but still considers herself very much a novice when it comes to sound engineering. She serves as a TM/PM mainly but pulls double duty in tour managing and teching when required. During the “pause” in touring she found work as a Covid compliance officer for the ABC/Disney show REBEL and also adopted a corgi named Covax, both of which kept her pretty busy most of past year. She enters the summer of 2021 coming back to guitar teching for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and stage managing for My Morning Jacket, and is hopeful and excited for everyone to get back to work and on the road.

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The Signal To Noise podcast on ProSoundWeb is hosted by Live Sound/PSW technical editor Michael Lawrence and pro audio veterans Kyle Chirnside/Chris Leonard.

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