We’re joined on the Starline by the first female roadie. Tana has worked in rock n roll for thirty years, three continents and many bands. Her book is “LOUD” and we welcome author Tana Douglas.
Tana, let’s go Beyond the Mic. “Dad, if I don’t see Janis play at Woodstock, I’ll never, ever have another chance!” For all the shows you’ve set up, seen and tore down, is this the only one you regret not seeing still?
Fifteen years old and playing your first guitar. On the road for all those years, do you still have it?
Your first gig was helping a band named “Fox”. Have you been in contact with them?
Your book is entertaining romp through music, life and overcoming adversity. What is your message to women today?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Who was the band you almost worked with but ended up not?
2. Best preshow meal was in what city?
3. Your list of people in memoriam that just had a role in this book. Who’s one other person you could have listed?
4. Would you want fame if you couldn’t have control of your career?
5. Best vocalist ever is?
6. What’s one thing you tell people not to try or do?
7. Weirdest member of all bands is always this person?
8. Best sunset you saw was where?
One Big Question:
Why does music free your soul?
She almost worked for Eric Clapton. She was tricked into getting a Hamburg steak. Amy Winehouse was the best vocalist she’s heard, ever. Her book is “LOUD”. We thank author Tana Douglas for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.
Check out Tana Douglas’ Book “LOUD” on her website here.
Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations with authors here.
Her journey started in 1973 in Australia within a year she was working for AC/DC, first doing backline then F.O.H. Sound for the band. She then moved to lighting working for a major Australian promoter and completed in quick succession several tours with international acts such as: Santana, Suzi Quatro, Neil Diamond, David Essex and Leo Sayer and Status Quo all before she turned 18.