Taking a deeper look into the performance aspect of events, this week we are graced with the company of Dublin-born, musician, actor, writer and producer, Ged Graham. Ged has spent the last 40+ years both on stage and behind the scenes, touring large parts of the world as a musician and theatre performer and producer, and he’s happy to admit that “every day has been fantastic!”
One of the few people that knew from a very early age (four years old, in fact) what he wanted out of life, he was a professional musician by the age of 16. Embracing the punk ethos of the 1970’s of “doing it yourself’, he started out playing in bands across Europe, eventually becoming tour manager.
A little later on he returned to education, where he landed the role of Head of Music at Trafford College, later becoming Centre Manager for the British Academy of New music in London and eventually opening his own music schools. When the admin got too much, he moved across to theatre and toured a large part of the world as a featured performer, leading to writing and producing his own shows.
A keen advocate of continuous learning, Ged takes us on his exciting journey from performing to producing, offering some excellent advice for those starting out both on and off stage in the world of live performance, and reminding us that “you don’t have to reinvent this industry - it’s all there for you to explore.”
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