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Road to Yell tourvans

Hi,

i’m julien from ROAD TO YELL TOURVANS, based in FRANCE we provide services for bands/artists on tour with first of all :

splitter vans from 8 to 9 seats and all the equipment for fun during the long hours of driving
and also, gear (mostly rock n’ roll configuration with guitar/bass Amps and drumkits)
also tech teams with tourman, drivers, soundman.

many tours with american bands through Europe, and best prices in France !

website : http://ww.roadtoyell.com
contact JULIEN
phone : +33 614 619 654

just like your mom, toursupport, catering, events

‘Just Like Your Mom, Toursupport’ Coming out of the DIY scene we keep you and your band on the road! We take good care of your pre-production, tourmanagement, touring wheels, drivers, merch, sound engineers and backline. We work worldwide but our natural habitat is the European continent and UK.

‘Just Like Your Mom, Catering’ are committed folks who love to provide you and your guests with delicious vegetarian food. We’ll take good care of the catering on your event, whether this is at home, at a party, a sports event, or a festival.

Besides toursupport and catering we at mom’s HQ are buzzy bees… While being bored to death, we create our own events or co-produce them. So, if you are searching for support to change your event into a smoothly running machine you know where to find us.

R Baeten Stage Support

Hi I’m Raoul. Freelance allround technician.
With my 8 pers. luxury tourvan, I can drive you and your band or Theatre group to your gig.
With more than 10 years experience in sound and light enginering for bands and theatre, you don’t sit in a van with only a driver. You’ve got your own technician with you. (optional)

as former frontman of a band I also toured through europe.

For more information, for now look at my Facebook account (webpage in progress). Or send me an email.

The right price depends on destination and disciplines you want to hire me for.

Kim Kelly

Hey, I’m Kim Kelly. I’m currently based in New York City in the United States, but am generally in the UK/Europe every couple months, and have traveled extensively throughout all three. When not on the road, I promote shows in New York and Philadelphia, and am also a full-time music publicist and journalist. This proves to be a wonderful asset to the bands with whom I hit the road because I’m able to promote their music and raise visibility of the tour itself through writing tour diaries for prominent publications and offering on-site tour press for my employers.
I’m also one hell of a merch girl! I’m drug-free, nonsmoker, light drinker, easy-going, always happy to lend an extra hand, and adept at the art of the hustle. What can I say, I’m a charmer! I’ll make you money, get your name out there, and will do it all with a mile-wide smile.

Touring Experience:

2010 –
Salome US tour – merch
Zoroaster/Black Tusk/Dark Castle US tour – merch/roadie (Dark Castle)
Fu Manchu/Black Tusk US tour – merch/roadie (both bands)
Altar of Plagues East Coast tour – merch
YOB European tour – merch/roadie

2011
Crowbar/Black Tusk US tour – merch/roadie (Black Tusk)
Batillus/Hull US tour – merch (Batillus)
The Metalliance Tour USA – Helmet, Saint Vitus, Crowbar, Kylesa, Red Fang, Howl, The Atlas Moth US tour – merch (Saint Vitus)
Hooded Menace East Coast US tour – merch

Various one-off gigs, worked with:
Maryland Death Fest (USA)
Live Evil Fest (London UK)
Absu (Scion Rock Fest)
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder
Blood Feast
Oak
ASRA

Upcoming
Cannabis Corpse European/UK/Russia tour – merch/tour press

Crewspace Jobs

Crewspace is the private social network for professional road crew (roadies) in the music industry worldwide. Full membership is by invitation only. However, anyone can sign up for an Employer’s account at http://public.crewspace.com/jobs and post Jobs for our members. We have well over 15,000 pro road crew on board – including every type of crew, from all over the world. Tour managers to drivers, Sound engineers (audio engineers – FOH and monitor engineers) to Lighting designers, Caterers to security, Guitar techs to riggers, drum technicians to pyrotechs.

There’s no cost to you or the applicants, it’s easy to use, and most importantly your Privacy Is Protected! Applicants don’t see your contact info, they apply through the site, and you manage applications online, simply and effectively.

It’s the most popular place to find the best road crew worldwide.

Maarten Donders

Maarten Donders (23) is an upcoming artist, specialised in making artwork for posters, shirts, records and magazines. He also makes uncommissioned posters and occasionally exhibits drawings.

He works mostly with pencils, pens, watercolor or paint and uses photoshop frequently.
His drawings can be described as dreamy, iconic, psychedelic.

Please feel free to e-mail for (illustration) inquiries or questions.

Bandbus Huren

Available for rent: van with driver, or driver only.

Our van is a six-seater Mercedes Vito, previously owned by Mr and Mrs Merch themselves.

Our drivers are experienced people who take their job seriously. They help loading and unloading the van, take care of your merchandise stand and do a shitload of other stuff.

We do our job well. We even got notorious Utrecht musician Henk-Jan de Haan home safely several times.

We love working with dedicated bands who take their music seriously. We are not interested in working with frustrated alcoholics, dopeheads and lazy assholes.

Jim Koch Design Co.

http://www.jimkoch.com ~ JIM KOCH DESIGN CO.™
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Jim Koch Artist/Designer – 2011
As an artist for the past 30 years, my experience has been in many various forms of graphic design, from screen printing in high school to commercial advertising with ad agencies all over the world. My passion however, lies with technical fashion and apparel graphics. I have extensive experience and knowledge of the Action Sports Industry and the SPEED markets-in both design and development. High-end motocross riding gear, full helmet and glove design to creating designs for wet & dry suits for the watersports market. All of which focus on graphics with a harmonious blend of function, anatomic design, innovation and technology.
In addition to the Action Sports and Speed markets, I also create designer toys and action figures as well as design band and tour merchandise. Trade event and special projects. I am a painter, a builder and an illustrator at heart.

Today I run Jim Koch Design, a top shelf design firm in the Great Northwest of Spokane and Seattle, Washington. Some of my recent clients, ALLSTATE M/S Insurance, Hasbro USA, Scorpion EXO, Metal Mulisha, Redline Bicycles, Hard Rock Cafe and the HYDRO1 group, just to name a few.

Best,
J~Koch
jimkoch@jimkoch.com
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• Portfolios
~ http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_details.asp?individual_id=15141
~ http://dickerbean.deviantart.com/
~ http://twitter.com/JIMKOCHDESIGN

PRESS:
http://www.formatmag.com/art/j-koch/

Dutch Courage Graffix

Born in 1969, it took quite a while for Dutch illustrator and painter Ger Peters to find his right lane in life. After graduating from business school and working a zillion odd jobs, he eventually came around to the conclusion that he wasn’t executive material. Always feeling itchy fingers around a box of crayons and a piece of paper, his last time of getting sacked finally made Ger decide to take the plunge and try his luck in the field of freelance illustration. He aptly named his studio “Dutch Courage Graffix” and he hasn’t looked back since.

Ger’s artwork heavily gravitates around the field of Kustom Kulture and his drawings and paintings usually have more or less of a “cartoony” touch. He obviously has a predilection for automotive work, especially when it’s hot rod and rock-a-billy related. With All-American heroes like Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Ed “Newt” Newton, Rick Griffin and Robert Williams pointing the way, Ger has already developed a style unmistakable his own.

The client list includes an international line-up of bands, clothing brands, speed shops and event promoters.

Ger lives in the small Dutch town of Heythuysen with his girlfriend Claudy. They have two kids together: Koen and Vera. If you would like to get in touch, Ger can be reached through www.DutchCourageGraffix.com

Claudia Hek

Thick lines and lovely ladies, that’s what Dutch autodidact artist Claudia Hek, age 35, is all about. Inspired by Pop Art, oldschool tattoo imagery and 40’s & 50’s pin-ups Claudia Hek’s work reflects her view of beauty that sends a bright spark into the world.
Using bright colors and primarily women’s figures in all manner of professions (pirate wench to gun-slinging bandit), Claudia had created a new vision of these timeless subjects by evoking the raw modern passion of a bygone era in her paintings. Not only is Claudia a talented painter, but she is a prolific poster designer for bands worldwide. She also creates logos and stickers, t-shirts designs for bands, clothing labels and burlesque starlettes all around the world and has her own line of T-shirts that she sells in various shops and through her website.

I was born on the rustic island Terschelling. I never really fitted in there, dropped out of school on an early age and then decided to move to Amsterdam.
There I got introduced to the rock & roll scene by working in bars and playing in bands.
This also was my introduction to graphic design since I’d always been drawing and painting, but mainly realistic portraiture and women’s figures.
But through making posters for shows my work got more graphic using thick outlines.
I’ve now been working on a freelance base for the last 9 years and had exhibitions worldwide and my work is well known in the underground scene.
I’ve now been living in Amsterdam for the last 17 years.
Never been a 9-5 studio type of person so I work at home where I love to shut myself off from the world like a medieval monk just working on my art.

Gijske.com

Toursupport
-Tourmanagement
-Tour preproduction & accounting
-Technical assistance / Front-of-House engineer / Monitor engineer
-Driver

(Wishbone Ash, Dog Eat Dog, Texas Hippie Coalition, Michael Lee Firkins, Jorn (Masterplan), Sacred Reich, Coldplace, Living Colour and many many more)

Event support
-Stagemanagement
-(pre)production manager / (pre)production assistant
(Paaspop, Judas Priest @ IJsselhallen, Marillion @ Ijsselhallen & Vereeniging, TOTO @ Waerdse Tempel, Limp Bizkit @ Effenaar, Slokdarmfestival, Kamelot @ Paradiso, various acts @ De Pul and many many more)

Toonalone

We hire out Nightliners WITH driver(sleep 8 to up to 15 pax)
and have one selfdrive-(dry-hire) “mini”-nightliner(sleep 6 or 8)..with trailer.
for MORE nightliners: please drop us a line, we have excellent connections and a huge network..
We help you with setting up a tour (logistically) to save money..
We help you with or with-out: Gear (FoH)..Backline, and have a BIG network in Belgium& the Netherlands for Crew..
or any inquiry..

Jovka de Boer Tour Merch Services

Touring Experience:

Suicide Silence ( Nov 2010)
Support Europe w/ As I Lay Dying & heaven Shall Burn- Nov 2010 ( Merch)

As I lay Dying ( Oct 2005- Present)
Headliner USA w/ Winds Of Plague & After The Burial – Feb 2011 (Merch)
Headliner Europe w/ Suicide Silence & Heaven Shall Burn – Nov 2010 (Merch)
Headliner & Festival run w/ Unearth, Whitechapael & job For A Cowboy – Jun/ Jul 2010 (Merch)
Headliner Europe w/ Neaera – March 2008 (Merch)
Vans Warped Tour USA/ CAN – Aug 2007 (Merch)
Hell On Earth Tour Europe w/ Evergreen Terrace, heaven Shall Burn a.o. – Oct 2005 (Merch)

Sick Of It All (Feb 2006 – Nov 2007)

Headliner USA w/ Madball , Down To nothing a.o – Nov 2007 (Merch)
Headliner/ Fest run Europe w/ Wisdom In Chains – July 2007 (Merch)
Headliner Persistance Tour w/ Madball, Terror., Comeback Kid a.o. – Nov/Dec 2006 (Merch)
Headliner Europe w/ Walls Of Jericho – Oct/Nov 2006 ( Tour management & Merch)
Headliner/ Fest run Europe – July 2006 (Merch)
Headliner/ Fest run Europe – April 2006 (Merch)
Headliner UK w/ The Unseen – Feb 2006 (Merch)

Deadsoil ( Jan 2006)
Support tour UK w/ The Black Dahlia Murder (Merch)
Stretch Arm Strong
Headliner/ Fest run w/ Sick Of It All – July 2005 ( Tour management)
Headliner Europe/ UK- Oct-Nov 2004( Tour management)
Headliner Europe- April 2004 ( Tour management)

Off shows:

Blonde Redhead @ Melkweg, Amsterdam – Sept 2010 (Merch)
Modest Mouse @ melkweg, Amsterdam – Sept 2010 ( Merch)

Jobs

Jovka de Boer Tour Merch Services- Oct 2010/ present
Tour merch manager & Merch representative for:
Kings Road Merch/50 Lions/As I lay Dying/Between The Buried And Me/Comeback Kid/Civet/Defeater/Every Time I Die
Gwen Stacy/Haste The Day/La Dispute/MC Lars/Parkway Drive/Propagandhi/Reign Supreme/Sick Of It All/ Sights & Sounds/Sworn Enemy/Touche Amore/Unearth

Kings Road Merch (division of Epitaph Europe) – Apr 2008-Oct 2010
Tour merch representative for the following bands:
50 Lions/As I lay Dying/Between The Buried And Me/Comeback Kid/Civet/Defeater/Every Time I Die
Gwen Stacy/Haste The Day/La Dispute/MC Lars/Parkway Drive/Propagandhi/Reign Supreme/Sick Of It All/ Sights & Sounds/Sworn Enemy/Unearth

Epitaph Europe – Apr 2008-Oct 2010
Merchandise manager

Trashmark Merchandising – Dec 2007/ March 2008
Company representative/ Consultant

Reflections Records – Feb 2004- July 2005
Intern: Booking, tour management en promotion

Education
Hogeschool Voor de kunsten Utrecht ( HKU) – Sept 2003 – July 2007
Bachelor in Arts & Economics w/ specialty: Music Management
Languages
Dutch
German
English
Bulgarian