Clayton Hutson is one of the most sought after tour managers in the industry. He has managed tours for solo artists, bands and even opera singers. Some of the artists he has worked with include: Grammy award winner NeoSoul stylist Maxwell, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, The Jonas Brothers, and Lady Gaga. His ability to come up with settings that suit the artist’s style of performance set him apart in a crowd of tour managers. He also is a skilled sound engineer whose years of experience speak for him.
Apart from skill in the services he offers, Clayton Hutson is a popular choice to many because of the way he treats his colleagues. No artist wants to have a fighting crew. And no worker wants to work in an environment where he or she is constantly scared for his or her life. Clayton Hutson respects the quality of work he delivers to his clients but he cares about his colleagues more. For every equipment he orders, one of the features it has to have is safety features. During OneRepublic’s Honda Civic Tour, he opted for the VER rigging system since the lights that were to be used in the performance weighed over 70,000 pounds. Instead of insisting that the light masters find a way of making manual systems work, he insisted that the system have an automated option that will let the lighting designers operate it remotely. His culture of caring for those he works with has helped him deliver quality to clients and have the happiest working crews in the industry.
Clayton Hutson prides himself in his ability to consistently deliver quality to his clients. For years, this has been his strength and part of the reason why he is the go-to tour manager for every artist. The other reason is his skill. Clayton says that depending on local producers gives him very slim options in the equipment he gets to use fir the gig. In the event that the local producers supply him with equipment that is substandard, it makes it difficult for him to make the performance have the effect the artist desired. To achieve consistency in sound for every performance, he got the 19” SD11, DiGiCo sound console. With this, he says, he has been able to offer his clients high quality sound throughout tours since he is able to travel with the console in planes, under the bus and in his own car. Therefore regardless of the location, his sound is always top notch. Learn more: http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/clay-hutson/3218396