Clayton Hutson is an entrepreneur in the music and event organizing industries. He owns his own company where he produces live events such as concerts. He is deeply experienced and has developed many skills such as stage, production, and logistics management. He can also handle rigging, do monitor engineering, and audio engineering. When he started in the industry he worked for a number of firms which is where he built his skills up. In order to get into this industry he went to college and earned a bachelor’s degree in theater design.
Since starting his career, Clayton Hutson has worked around the world. He’s been all over North America many times as well as working in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has produced shows for some of the biggest acts in the world. He is currently working on Kid Rock’s North American tour. Recently he handled the automatic rigging system, called theKinesys Elevation 1+, on OneRepublic’s tour of America called the “Honda Civic Tour”.’ Another tour he was on was Garbage’s “Bleed Like Me” world tour.
Clayton Hutson says that he started his own company in the aftermath of the last recession. The company he was working for at the time ran into big trouble so he thought the time was right for him to exit out of that business and create his own. By that point he had all of the skills needed to succeed on his own.
Computer aided design plays a big role in planning a concert. He says he uses it to figure out the exact dimensions of the concert venues the tour he is managing will be making stops at. He says that he has had to give up on really cutting-edge equipment because his CAD work shows that its’s too big to fit through the venue’s entryways.
When talking about new technology in the industry, Clayton Hutson says that he has to keep up because if you fall behind just a bit it will be very difficult to satisfy clients. He is tired of the over-reliance on video, though, and likes musicians who are more creative in what they do in their concerts. Some of the artists whose concerts he enjoys are Lady Gaga and Pink as he appreciates their use of acrobatics and stunts which are visually appealing. He’ll take that over a bigger video screen which seems to be the trend. Learn more: http://fohonline.com/news/17024-ver-drives-onerepublic’s-honda-civic-tour-production.html