Pro audio service provider 22live announces two new hires

Pro audio service provider 22live has announced the appointment of two new recruits to its team, with Aaron Boothe and James Gebhard both joining the company as hire consultant and technical supervisor, respectively.

Boothe first started working with 22live in 2022 as a hire consultant, bringing some of his projects to the team led by Paul Timmins, namely Central Cee, D-Block Europe, Beenie Man and Rema.

Boothe wears many hats as a production manager, system engineer and sound engineer and in his new role will be responsible for bringing clients to 22live.

“We are very pleased to welcome Aaron to the 22live team,” said Spencer Beard. “Aaron is a great guy that will push us in front of new clients, and we really value him as both a great personality and engineer as well as also being one of the hardest workers I know. Having previously worked with Aaron I know he’s a great fit to the team at 22live, sharing our vision as the next generation service provider.”

“I’ve really enjoyed all of the work I’ve done with 22live so far and it’s great to take up a formal position with the new company,” said Boothe. “22live really excites me and has reinvigorated my enthusiasm to seriously get back in the game post-pandemic. Everything 22live are doing has really impressed me and I am 100% confident that my clients – present and future – will be impressed also.”

Gebhard joins the Redditch-based operational team and brings with him a wealth of on-the-road and sound engineering experience, having served as the FOH engineer for various high-profile acts over the years.

“Having an experienced engineer like James on the team will be a real asset to the hire team, the operational team and to our clients, and brings an additional skill set to 22live,” commented Phillips.

“James will be involved in day to day operational projects, including control prep and engineer support, and he will be continuing to look after some of his own clients as FOH engineer.”

“I actually seemed to somehow miss the launch of 22live in January as I’m not big on social media, so it was a bit of a surprise a few weeks ago to discover the existence of a new independent start-up run by a group of people I know well and respect, and so I was very excited by the opportunity to get onboard,” said Gebhard.

“The ethos and nature of the new business ticks a lot of boxes for me and it’s great to now be a part of it. I had been looking for a local full-time position so this just came at exactly the right time for me and I’m very pleased to take this position and look forward to growing my role alongside 22live as it develops.”

“It’s great to have both James and Aaron onboard as we expand the 22live family,” concluded Timmins. “Both add more experience to the already experienced team, but bring new skills and angles to our organisation. This means more support for our customers and more opportunity for 22live. 2023 is already shaping up to be an exciting year.”