Remembering Moray McMillin

September 21, 2011 at 11:49am

Concert touring veteran and EAW Application Support Group Representative for the EMEA region Moray McMillin passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 58. What follows is based on personal remembrances by his friends and colleagues in the UK, primarily Sean Martin and Kevin McNally. Please add your rememberances to this page.

Moray in 2009

Moray in 2009

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The mid -seventies saw Moray start his Audio career with as a 'school leaver' with the Kinks and then with UK sound rental company Tasco in Marshallsea Road, London. By the turn of the decade he crossed the Atlantic to take root in Los Angeles, honing his production skills for the English hard rock invasion of Black Sabbath, Saxon and a solo Ozzy Osbourne. His formative and learning years culminated with his appointment as front-of-house engineer on Motorhead's legendary Ace of Spades tour.

 

He returned home to the UK as a freelance engineer and took up FOH duties with many bands such as Siouxsie and the Banshees and David Coverdale's Whitesnake. However it was as Deep Purple's engineer over a 10 year period that Moray made his indelible mark, touring the planet with an EAW loudspeaker system and making many industry friends along the way.

 

It was this affection for the EAW brand that convinced him in 2005 to make the huge leap from a life on the road to a comfy seat in the UK sales office, selling EAW loudspeaker systems and visiting the very companies for whom he once worked. A few years later, he joined EAW's Application Support Group as EMEA representative.