Derek Fudge


March 25, 2021

Full date (and place) of birth?

June 1968, London


Tour and/or Production Manager

Your first job after full-time education?

YTS in Data Communications/Stage Hand at Local Theatre

Your work:

What inspired you to get into the world of production?

Being a failed Musician, I always liked the tech side/recording/backstage life...

Is there anyone you would describe as a mentor?

I have met many people along the way that I have admired and learned from, but no mentor as such...

What’s your favourite touring memory?

“House Lights - GO” at my first arena show as a Production Manager.

What's your WORST touring memory?

Realising that a case/equipment has gone missing.

And the funniest?

Every night on a tour bus.

What have been the major highlights of your career to date?

Starting with a new Artist and getting their first show up and running, everytime. 

Do you think there is currently enough practical encouragement of young production talent?

There can always be more.

What people may not know:

What is the trait you deplore inyourself?

I do not suffer fools gladly.

Do you think there is currently enough practical encouragement of young production talent?

There can always be more.

What occupies your free time?

Family and Netfix.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Sauvignon Blanc.

What’s the most inspiring thing anybody has ever said to you?

“Treat others as you would like to be treated."

What was the first gig you attended?

Marillion, at The Marqueein Wardour Street on 28th Dec 1982

What would be your advice to a teenage you?

Get out more on days off/days at home.

What's the best piece of kit you've discovered over the past 12 months (and why)?


Closing questions:

What are your hopes for the future?

To get back to Live Events in a safe and secure way

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Have a good time, all the time.

And, if you weren’t doing this, you’d be?


Article By:  

Joel Perry

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