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Welcome to The Roadies of Color United (R.O.C.U.) Touring Professionals International Network Website.


R.O.C.U. Staff Bill Reeves is a 40+ year showbiz veteran. He started in the mid-70s as a casino stagehand in Lake Tahoe, CA, then moved to a company that supplied lighting rigs to touring acts. B i l l ’s first concert was also his first job working on the road. He never looked back.Starting…
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Production Live! Roadies Of Color/Inclusivity On The Road

By: Sarah Pittman As the live industry figures out the best way to safely return to in-person shows after COVID-19 halted the entire business in its tracks for more than a year, we must look at how to make the business we all love even better than before – for all of us, regardless of one’s gender,…
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Women in International Touring

Presented by Theatre Art Life and Roadies Of Color United About The Webinar Join Ashley Lomax, Salinda Walker, Tasha McGahee-Shangvi, and Tina Farris in this TheatreArtLife webinar to see what it is like to be a female in the international touring scene. ABOUT ASHLEY LOMAXAshley Lomax is a Maryland native, with over 16 years in…
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Bruce Reiter, Sound Engineer and Production Manager (R. O. C. U.)

By Liam Klenk Bruce Reiter is a sound engineer who also works as a tour manager and production manager. For the last eleven years he has worked for the Heavy Metal band Five Finger Death Punch. Bruce shares his experiences in an industry he loves with us. He speaks about staying healthy on tour. About the…
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E’lyse Murray, The Agent to the Stars (R. O. C. U.) Women’s history month salute

By Liam Klenk E’lyse Murray is the owner and manager of the boutique entertainment agency Elyse Group 7. This is another article in a series in which we highlight members of Roadies of Color United (R. O. C. U.). E’lyse Murray has more than three decades of experience in the music entertainment industry, in producing events, and…
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Roadies Of Color United and Theatre Art Life presents

Production Management for Concerts and Festivals About The Webinar Speakers: Victor Reed, Bill Reeves, Curtis Battles, Rebekah Foster, Tony Bulluck, Ronnie Stephenson Fantastic discussion panel on Production Management for Concerts and Festivals from some of the veterans in the live music industry was held on February 22, 2021. Between them, these panelists have worked with…
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Management for Concerts and Festivals ​​Webinar with Roadies of Color United In Collaboration With And Presented By Theatre Art Life

About The Webinar Speakers: Victor Reed, Bill Reeves, Curtis Battles, Rebekah Foster, Tony Bulluck, Ronnie Stephenson Join us Monday February 22, 2021 for this discussion panel on Production Management for Concerts and Festivals with some of the veterans in the live music industry. Between them, these panelists have worked with the likes of Chris Brown, Kanye West,…
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R.O.C.U. Staff Growing up in Oakland, CA Huggy was exposed to music early in life. Playing drums with his jr. high school orchestra, he enjoyed the creativity and social connections with other musicians. During his time in high school, he played with several local club bands. In 1978 he got to go to Japan and…
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Separate & Unequal: 22 Years After the Black Promoters Association Lawsuit, Has The Industry Really Changed?

By: Deborah Speer Agency BLM TIMES A-CHANGING? Major talent agencies join together to organize a rally and march in support of Black Lives Matter, starting in front of ICM Partners’ building in Century City, Calif., on June 7. In the weeks since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the music industry has rolled…
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Meet Aaron Adams | Consultant & Producer

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. We had the good fortune of connecting with Aaron Adams and we’ve shared our conversation below. Hi Aaron, have there been any changes in…
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