Jeramie Kling (Sepultura’s Tour Manager) – TRICKS OF THE TRADE Jeramie Kling (Sepultura’s Tour Manager) – TRICKS OF THE TRADE
In all of our other features, we highlight bands/artists; now we want to take you into the world of the people who work for... Jeramie Kling (Sepultura’s Tour Manager) – TRICKS OF THE TRADE

In all of our other features, we highlight bands/artists; now we want to take you into the world of the people who work for a band on tour, their crew. For this first feature, we teamed up with tour manager, Jeramie Kling. You can can find out more about Jeramie and advice he has for people interested in hitting the road (his “Trick of the Trade”), after the break.

Name: Jeramie Kling

Touring Resume:
Current – Sepultura (TM, Foh,monitors), Arch Enemy (monitors, drum tech)
Previous – Overkill, Hypocrisy, Immortal, Cannibal Corpse, Scar Symmetry

What positions have you held (i.e. Tour Manager, Front of House, etc.)?
Current – tour manager, front-of-house engineer, monitors engineer, drum tech
Previous – all of the above

Your first touring gig:
Who did you work for?
Hypocrisy and Scar Symmetry
How did you get the gig?
My buddy Jonas (guitar player in Scar Symmetry at the time) asked if I was available to drum tech. I obliged and a career was born. :)

What was (is your continued) motivation for wanting to start working for tour bands?
I was not really looking for the job. It just kinda found me! I like to tour and this is a great way to be out on the road. Usually great times with amazing talented artists. :)

While growing up were you involved in your local music scene? If so, how did you get involved?
Yes, very much so. I played locally a lot when I was 15-19.

If you could recommend one piece of advice (“trick of the trade”) to current or aspiring crew members, what would it be?
When crewing on tour you are dealing with artists. They may have a certain way of operating/doing things/set ups. Just follow what they say to a tee and always be kind. Try to imagine yourself up there playing and how you would like to be handled by a “tech/manager”. That’s always been the best fuel for my career :)

Photo caption: Tour managing Sepultura last November. We were doing a meet and greet in Yerevan Armenia. An awesome time and a great meal before.

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