HISTORY - Danny Anderson Freelance

sound engineer & event creative
Danny Anderson
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LIVE SOUND ENGINEERING
Danny's background is in computers, electronics and electrical engineering initially working as an engineer in the Aviation industry for NATS. At the same time he also used his tech skills to run a small recording and rehearsal studio for his own band and a number of other local bands along with a group of friends. The Irvine Music Club Studio and Toucan Studio hosted numerous acts over the years in the 80's and 90's (Trash Can Sinatras, Spirea X etc) . Along with Willie Freckleton and Craig Smart many new events sprung up with the annual 'Rock on the Watter' festival needing PA and sound engineering (BMX Bandits, Eugenius, John Martyn, Witness, Worldwide.....)
This led to a lot more live sound work and some tours.
In 2002 Danny left NATS to work full time as a Sound Engineer but also starting the events company Zisys.
Thousands of shows later by 2022 Danny deciced to become completely freelance and leave the equipment hire & AV production hire business behind. Danny is now a freelance sound engineer with some nice outboard equipment, excellent Midas mixing desks and high end microphones.
EVENT CREATIVE
From 2002 onwards Danny was drawn into the wider 'Events' world. Mainly working on corporate events that had a music element such as big bands and featured artistes (Ronan Keating, Westlife, Girls Aloud, Billy Ocean, McFly, many X-Factor and Britain's got Talenet acts etc) continually working to the high standards required when working with execs and top level managment for companies and organisations (Microsoft, SubSea7, many Local Councils, Vodaphone, Spirit Aerosystems, NATS, MoD, RAF, Unite, Bauer Media, GM Radio, BBC etc among the customers).
This involved significant 'mission creep' over the two decades where Danny became increasingly involved in Event Planning, Event Design and negotiating and booking Artistes and Entertainment of all types.
In 2013 Danny was appointed as Event Manager for 'The Festival of Flight' at Prestwick Airport and during that time formulated plans for an Airshow. Danny approached South Ayrshire Council with his plans, got agreement and The Scottish International Airshow was born.
THE SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW
EVENT CREATOR & EVENT MANAGER
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
This event was formulated while working on the 2013 Festival of Flight.
Danny proposed the event to South Ayrshire Council and they decided to sponsor the event with a £30k grant and some in-kind work.
Zisys and Danny took the full financial risk of getting this event 'off the ground' in 2014. There were many large issues to overcome but it was a huge success and the TSIA team went on to deliver 4 more huge airshow events. Each one unqiue; trying out different event models, gaining experince for the team and optimising the very challanging financial and regulatory aspects of running airshow events.  
FRECKFEST - PRODUCTION MANAGER & SOUND ENGINEER
Freckfest is a promoter run by volunteers that aims to bring larger acts and promoters to Ayrshire. Freckfest also aims to help new bands by them giving a platform at events, concerts and festivals along with bigger more established acts.
Freckfest has promoted hundreds of shows since it started in 2013 with acts including Hipsway, Johnny Marr, Goodbye Mr McKenzie, Del Amitri, Twin Atlantic, Fatherson, JJ Gilmour, Nerina Pallot.....the list goes on.
STIRLING HOGMANAY - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
EVENT MANAGER & SOUND ENGINEER
ARMED FORCES DAY UK EVENT
EVENT MANAGER
CASH FOR KIDS - 2008-2021
PRODUCTION MANAGER & SOUND ENGINEER
BURNS FEST & BURNS an' a' THAT
EVENT PRODUCTION MANAGER & SOUND ENGINEER - early 2000's till 2019
This festival ran for many years in South Ayrshire staring off at Culzean Castle then Belleisle Park and Ayr Town Hall but latterly at Rozelle Estate.
In the beginning it was only equipment hires which became production services and in the last 7 years became full event managment.
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