With several years of experience in organizing and managing musical tours, Clayton Huston has received massive recognition in the music industry. Clayton is a live sound engineer and a production manager. His success in his career is evident following the celebrities who have entrusted him to administration and organized logics at their event Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/clayton-hutson-1a2e
As a committed tour manager, Clayton handles the following responsibilities:
Financial management-He provides the tour budget, accommodation, sound, lighting, video equipment, transport, and booking agent commissions.
Travelling on the road- He goes with the artist(s) to the event destination. He also controls travel arrangements, hotel accommodation and departures, venue arrival time and ensuring the venue is organized.
Advancing- Clayton is responsible for contacting tour promoters and venue to ensure the artist’s demands are met. This entails overseeing problems with technical and hospitality needs. Mr. Clayton has done a fantastic job in various events such as One Republic 2017 Honda Civic Tour. He ensured that VER drives did what they were required by providing video, audio, lighting, and combine it with automated rigging. Huston examined the speed and safety of the system before the OneRepublic event. Keenly, he noted the Kinsey’s System which worked brilliantly, repeatable and precise.
Huston is committed to his work and aims at giving his best. Being used to the simplicity of gigs, working with large-scale production such as FOH came along with challenges. However, the sound engineer insisted that his responsibility is delivering the required perfect services not only in small venues but also on broader budget events.
Also, Clayton gives remarks to DiGiCo console on his tours. Despite his budgetary constraints, he was adamant to purchase his console. He attributes his successful gigs to the console features of functionality and Sonics which he became dependent. Huston remarks that the console is no way different from others, therefore, making it unique. “I’m considered an audio survivalist and I try to stack the deck in my favor. Having the best tools for the gig has helped me in whatever situation I happen to be in, and that’s why I’ve relied on DiGiCo as my toolkit of choice for much of my professional career.” Huston explains.