Friday 12 March 2021
2pm - 3.45pm

Chris Marsh

Ed Sheeran's Front Of House engineer Chris Marsh will be talking about touring at the highest level.


Starting out initially as a sound engineer over 25 years ago, Chris Marsh has had the pleasure of working with a wealth of talent, including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Prince and Andrea Bocelli. Whilst maintaining his role as an audio engineer, he also started to manage production for many of his artists and has run shows around the globe, dealing with all the cultural and economic challenges that brings with it.

In 2011 he took a chance on an unknown, upcoming artist and became both the production manager and sound engineer for Ed Sheeran, taking him from clubs to festivals, arenas and into stadiums. The most recent tour (Divide 2017-2019) covered 255 dates across six continents, setting numerous world records, including the highest attendance for a music tour (8.9million tickets), and highest-grossing music tour ever ($775.6million).

He also runs two vendor companies: Major Tom (audio) and Colonel Tom (video) with warehouses in the UK and Nashville, USA.

During lockdown he got together with a group of industry-leading production managers to form the Tour Production Group, an independent UK-based association of live music touring professionals dedicated to enhancing professionalism in the touring industry through education, best practice and advice.