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Roadies

Roadies

This is your backstage pass to the hidden side of the music industry – the tantrums, the fights, the tensions, the indulgence, the sex, the alcohol, the drugs. The roadies see it all, and now they are sharing their secrets.

Roadies are the unsung heroes of the Australian music industry. They unload the PAs and equipment, they set it all up, they make sure everything is running smoothly before, during and after the gigs. Then they pack everything up in the middle of the night, put it in the back of the truck and hit the road to another town – to do it all over again.

They know everything about the pre- and post-show excesses. They bear witness to overdoses, the groupies, the obsessive fans. They are part of – and often organise – all the craziness that goes on behind the scenes of the concerts and pub gigs you go to. From The Rolling Stones to AC/DC, Bob Marley to Courtney Love, Sherbet to The Ted Mulry Gang, INXS to Blondie – the roadies have seen it all. And now they’re stepping onto the stage and talking.

The Roadies’ Creed: If it’s wet, drink it. If it’s dry, smoke it. If it moves, **** it. If it doesn’t move, throw it in the back of the truck.

‘Fabulous . . . a bold portrait’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD on Stuart Coupe’s GUDINSKI
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If you've ever wanted to know the weirdest stuff Australian roadies have seen, now's your chance
The Music (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)
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Sydney Morning Herald
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The Australian
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Hush Hush Biz
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Arts Review
There are many great stories in Roadies - hijinks played by roadies on the bands and others.The book can send you into laughter and tears.
South Sydney Herald
Engaging, funny and insightful, it will make for a great Christmas present.
Canberra Weekly
a long-overdue tribute to the men and women behind the scenes who literally run the show.
Qweekend
Engaging, funny and insightful, it will make for a great Christmas present.
Canberra Weekly
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Girl.com.au
NEVER BEFORE has there been a book that so carefully traces the history of Australian road crews and what makes them the best in the world.
Scenestr
There are many great stories in Roadies - hijinks played by roadies on the bands and others.The book can send you into laughter and tears.
South Sydney Herald
Engaging, funny and insightful, it will make for a great Christmas present.
Canberra Weekly
a long-overdue tribute to the men and women behind the scenes who literally run the show.
Qweekend
Engaging, funny and insightful, it will make for a great Christmas present.
Canberra Weekly
NEVER BEFORE has there been a book that so carefully traces the history of Australian road crews and what makes them the best in the world.
Scenestr