As one might imagine trying to produce a world tour or even a one-off concert is not an easy feat. When an entertainer and their crew are able to pull off a successful concert or tour the audience often walks away satisfied not knowing that what they just witnessed was likely the work of hundreds of people who play a critical role in ensuring that a concert is executed without any hitches. The dreaded delays that can come during a live performance whether it is a show by a stand up comedian, a performance by a group of ballerinas or a highly anticipated show by an A-list performer due to technical difficulties are a testament to the fact that there is much more that goes into a smooth performance than the skill of the person on whom the literal spotlight is trained.
Performers are very much dependent on the stage crew who are responsible for building the sets that they execute their routines on. These crews are responsible for creating the literal landscape of the performer’s tour. For instance the Glow In The Dark tour by Kanye West saw the rapper standing on a moving platform that was covered in mist while images of outer space where projected on the wall behind him. The tour helped to define the rapper as an innovator in his genre and arguably could not have been pulled off without the assistance of a production management team. Production managers like Clayton Hutson are the hidden forces of nature who make legendary performances by the world’s favorite performers come true.
Clayton Hutson has spent years in the entertainment industry working as a production manager and a monitor engineer for various musicians and tours. Clayton Hutson has worked behind the scenes on tours for acts such as Aaron Lewis of the band Staind and R&B singer Maxwell. During his time working on the tour of Staind’s lead singer Aaron Lewis, Clay Hutson was in a role that saw him having various duties. The roles that he was responsible for executing during Aaron Lewis’ tour involved him serving as the monitor engineer and carrying out the quotidian duties that are required of a production manager and a tour manager. In addition to working behind the scenes for Aaron Lewis and Maxwell, Clay Hutson has also worked behind the scenes for other acts that include Marilyn Manson and the band OneRepublic. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Clay/Hutson