I had a chat with Gil Eva Craig – a sound engineer, producer, tech and musician. She was in the band Sugarbug (I loved them!) and she continues to make music in a variety of sporadic projects including as the bassist (and horn player – sometimes) for Charlotte Yates (a previous guest of the podcast).
Gil is based out at Western Audio these days – with her husband Andy Craig (who I have to mention, just once, in this conversation; such an important presence in Wellington music I reckon).
She’s also a photographer, creator of sound installations, she works with theatre in a design, curatorial and composing capacity and she has plenty of stories from the frontline of providing backline for local and touring bands.
So we sit down to chat about watching Neil Young soundcheck, dealing with the most difficult bass player in New Zealand music and the largely thankless task of ‘doing the sound’ at live gigs.
We also geek out on Black Sabbath and Deep Purple some.
So I really enjoyed this conversation, and the chance to meet Gil Craig.
I hope you like hearing this chat too.