Category: On Tour

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

INTRODUCING OUR JULY 2021 PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Krysten Dean

Sound Girls / ROCU Staff Krysten Dean is a touring Sound System Engineer and Crew Chief working for Eighth Day Sound Systems, but if you said Krysten on the road, most people would not know who you were talking about because everyone calls her “KD.” She has been working in professional audio for the last…
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Q&A Session: Production Management for Concerts and Festivals

Theatre Art Life and Roadies Of Color United Due to popular demand, TheatreArtLife is hosted a live Q&A session for one of our most attended webinars. If you missed out on this exciting opportunity to hear answers to questions that were presented in the last forum. We brought back our original panelists, this webinar is…
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INTRODUCING OUR APRIL 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH William Chainey Harpe

R.O.C.U. Staff Audio Engineer / Production Manager I started mixing audio in my Church. During my teen years Cleveland, Ohio was a mecca for live entertainment of all genres. I was able to secure work with local and national audio companies in the area. Soon I was mixing venues, night clubs and festivals all over…
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Martin Thomas, Lighting Designer – Black History Month, R. O. C. U.

By Liam Klenk In the course of Black History Month 2021, we are working together with Roadies Of Color United (R. O. C. U.) and we want to introduce you to a number of fabulous entertainment industry professionals. Today’s spotlight is on Martin Thomas, Lighting Designer and Lighting Director. He shares with us his thoughts on…
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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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Bernarr Ferebee, Audio Engineer – Black History Month, R.O.C.U.

February 13, 2021 By Liam Klenk Bernarr Ferebee is an audio engineer with 27 years of experience working as a Staff Engineer and Systems Engineer as well as in installation. He works for Eighth Day Sound. Since 2008, he has also served as CEO of Behind the Access, LLC doing artist management for his son Durand…
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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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INTRODUCING OUR FEBRUARY 2021 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH KEITH McPHEE

R.O.C.U. Staff Keith McPhee is currently the Production Manager and Music Supervisor for The Tonight Show and the show’s house band, The Roots. His parents were both musicians, so it was just a natural progression. He grew up in a military family where “if you were on time, you were late.”   His father was a Chaplain…
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Now accepting memberships

ROCU Staff We are please to announce that we are now accepting Members into our Newly formed Professional Association. Please use the link below to sign up. 2021 marks the next phase in the evolution of Roadies Of Color United. Thank you for your continued support and those of you that have expressed an interest…
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Racism on the Road: The Oral History of Black Artists Touring in the Segregated South

By Steve Knopper Billboard spoke with Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Booker T. Jones and other legendary acts who faced extreme racism to bring their music to the American South in the 1950s and ’60s. Powered byWordPress Support Excerpt of an Excellent Read. One day in the early ’50s, three jazz legends were on a road trip…
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