Thatwaglife.in

Not been blogging for a while (sorry readers) but was recently inspired by my friend Kelli’s rather brilliant blog Thatwaglife.co.uk in which she invites us to join her as she travels ‘several flights and seat-classes behind different rock and roll bands, before standing at the side of the stage in everyone’s way’ do check itContinue reading “Thatwaglife.in”

Back home and India is following me – Desi London on big green speakers!

Back in London and back to work! India however, seemed to be following me – my first show was mixing FOH for the BBC Radio Asian Network new music tent at the London Mela festival in Gunnersbury Park. http://www.londonmela.org Stuck behind the PA and the stage I could hear sweet fa but it was largely DJs, MCsContinue reading “Back home and India is following me – Desi London on big green speakers!”

Photoblog: Sound Engineering In India

So before my story takes me back across the pond here is a little photoblog with some of my favourite pics of shows I worked on in India as a sound engineer: Sunburn, Mumbai, 2013 First Stop for the RedBull Tourbus! Wilson College Mumbai, 2013 Harley Davidson show, Mehboob Studios, Mumbai, 2013 NH7 Festival Pune,Continue reading “Photoblog: Sound Engineering In India”

The Freedom to be Funny In India (and some lovely Art Deco)

Sitting in the manager’s office of the stunning Art Deco Liberty Cinema flicking through the actual original programme from the 1947 opening I could hardly contain my excitement – this was a real treat! The elderly but spritely owner Mr Nazir Hoosein was a delight to talk to – sharing with us the rich historicalContinue reading “The Freedom to be Funny In India (and some lovely Art Deco)”

Air conditioning, Indian Celebs and Massive Roaches!

So this week I have mainly been doing shows in the NCPA. It has been pretty nice to be in an auditorium actually built for theatre with some kind of half decent acoustics. The salubrious surroundings were much more akin to the venues I’m used to in Europe- clean, carpeted, modern, proper rigging as opposedContinue reading “Air conditioning, Indian Celebs and Massive Roaches!”

The First Red Tent in India

This December I’ve had the delight of my job taking me to Goa for two very different festivals. The first of which was a yoga and mind body spirit kind of affair. As the only female sound engineer in my company (and possibly in the whole of India! -I would love to meet another!) IContinue reading “The First Red Tent in India”

“it’s a little different here….”

I did an interesting show the other day – a 100th birthday party and community celebration in a sports stadium, complete with dancers, live band, giant video screens and about a tonne of gold glitter. I was for the Jain community – a rather gentle religion who have a somewhat remorseless discipline – they getContinue reading ““it’s a little different here….””