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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 Ranger’s Sound & Lighting Co. • Touring worldwide with multiple artists while occupying diversified positions from Backline Technician to Production Manager. These tours have been on a local, regional, national, and international level. • Designing, rigging and operating a variety of production systems (including theatre, concert, festival, pageant, video and television). Supervising local…
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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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What Makes A Good Crew

By Martin Thomas I hope my insights and experiences are of assistance to those seeking to achieve success in this industry, and I look forward to working with many eager and dedicated workers in the near future. As an LD, the qualities that make the various support personnel for the production function range, dependent on…
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Introducing Neverfamous.com

Roadies Of Color United International would like to introduce and announce our collaboration with Neverfamous.com Never Famous is a platform that connects Bands, festivals, TV shows, traveling Broadway musicals, and other touring groups need competent personnel who perform their tasks with a high level of expertise and professionalism day-in and day-out. Touring personnel need a…
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What Will Your Crew Call Look Like When We Get Back?

By Erica D. Hayes My name is Erica D. Hayes and I am a lighting designer, programmer and video director. In 2008, I started my LLC and went on my first tour with KEM. Since college, I’ve toured with Ledisi, Keyshia Cole, TYGA, Floetry, Khalid, H.E.R., Daniel Caesar, TANK, Janelle Monae, Playboi Carti, Faith Evans,…
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Creativity Will Not Be Quarantined

By Chris Lose Illustration by Andy Au “The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable.”—Kurt Vonnegut Disclaimer: I am not encouraging anyone to do anything stupid, dangerous or illegal. I am a human being and I have desires that conflict with reason and…
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Covid-19 Federal Aid Package for Events Industry Petition

Isaac Rothwell started this petition to President Donald J. Trump Federal Aid Package for Events Industry The 1st domino is falling… The past month has seen an unprecedented number of event cancelations in the US and worldwide. The Covid-19 virus is nothing like anything we have faced in our modern economic times.  The purpose of this petition…
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PLSN on the Hunt for more Showtime Stories

PLSN Staff • NewsNewsroom • February 28, 2020 Hello fellow Live Event Personnel. Each month PLSN features our Showtime section where we list six different shows that took place recently. We simply show a nice image from the date and list all the gear and crew involved in the show. Everyone gets some kudos. We…
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March 3, 2020 | Press Release Growth and capabilities support change to acquired company name SCHILLER PARK, Ill., March 3, 2020 – PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, announced today that it will align its portfolio of companies under a new master brand and will assume the name Encore. With a global footprint reaching…
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AO Drones launches the iconic Motorola Razr in the Dubai sky

PLSN Staff • International News • February 28, 2020 DUBAI, UAE – AO Drones, the specialist global provider of drone light shows, recently delivered an airborne show for a video campaign promoting Motorola’s reimagination of its iconic Razr flip phone in the Middle East and Africa. The resulting video quickly attracted over 200,000 views through…
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