Chester French Tour ProfileIndie rock/hip-hop duo Chester French (Max-well Drummey and D.A. Wallach) recently embarked on a European tour before heading back to the States as opener 8/01/2009 8:00 AM Eastern
Indie rock/hip-hop duo Chester French (Max-well Drummey and D.A. Wallach) recently embarked on a European tour before heading back to the States as opener for Blink-182's summer tour. Mix caught up with tour manager/front-of-house engineer Sean Peel.
I was contacted by the band's management and was asked to be the tour manager and front-of-house engineer.
I was just carrying Electro-Voice mics and using what was provided at the venue or whatever the [headliner's] tour we were on.
My Electro-Voice mics: the PL80 vocal mic, the 468 drum mic, RE200 on cymbals, ND478 on keys/bass/guitar amps, 868 on kick drum, and DI 100 on keys and drum pad.
The style you mix always depends on the band. I hate when sound guys mix the same way with every band. I feel like I needed to do a prog-rock feel, but kind of had to add a hip-hop flare on the bottom end. It was like mixing funk style for Tom Waits!
I live in Houston, and work at the House of Blues there and for some of the local sound companies.