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BY Capt. Black
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smallface wrote:Another sound guy who treated all bands with the same level of respect was Greg Carroll (RIP). Used to play at Mainstreet a lot eons ago and every time Greg mixed the bands he was totally focused on getting it right for every band.



Greg was such a lovely and FUNNY guy and a pretty close friend before he headed overseas. You're right about those Mainstreet days. He would always jump in on sound or lights if no one else was there to do it for a band, which was a surprisingly common occurrence back in those days... the resident sound guy just wandering off for an hour.

Which band were you with back then Smallface?

And yes.... Michelle puts the 'ROCK' into Rock Factory!
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BY Capt. Black
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Haha, thinking about Michelle and the subject of headline acts being louder... We (The Mysterons) once did a gig at the Dogs Bollyx back when it was a proper venue. In those days, Rock Factory provided the house system and Michelle would often be there to mix if we were playing. On this particular gig we were supposedly headlining which meant it was our gig and we were on last. :lol:

The two bands before us were utterly fantastic and I was honestly shitting myself having to follow them. In a flash of inspiration I hit up Michelle to ask her how much more she had in reserve on the desk. I watched as she slowly realised what I was thinking points at the master LED meter and says with a huge grin... "I've got six more green ones before I go into the red!"
I just looked at her and said, "When we come on, use them all! Our only hope following these guys is to sound massive!"
So yeah, some times the sound guys turn up the headliners... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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BY smallface
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Capt. Black wrote:
smallface wrote:Another sound guy who treated all bands with the same level of respect was Greg Carroll (RIP). Used to play at Mainstreet a lot eons ago and every time Greg mixed the bands he was totally focused on getting it right for every band.



Greg was such a lovely and FUNNY guy and a pretty close friend before he headed overseas. You're right about those Mainstreet days. He would always jump in on sound or lights if no one else was there to do it for a band, which was a surprisingly common occurrence back in those days... the resident sound guy just wandering off for an hour.

Which band were you with back then Smallface?

And yes.... Michelle puts the 'ROCK' into Rock Factory!


I was playing in a band called Beat Soldiers at that time. We were about 18 or 19 at the time. :-)