Recently, I had the pleasure to interview award-winning production manager, Richard ‘Wez’ Wearing. Living in the UK, Wez has worked with hundreds of bands such as Mika, Take That, Scissor Sisters, Sex Pistols, PIL, Iron Maiden, Manic Street Preachers, Celtic Thunder and Sarah Brightman. He has a demanding career that takes him around the world, working non-stop on a tight schedule.
Richard Wez Wearing, Suggs of Madness, Andy Rourke former bassist of The Smiths
Diagnosed with celiac in 2007, this added an additional level of challenges to an already hectic lifestyle, but he doesn’t let that inhibit him in any way.
Wez was recently in Chicago this past October with Mika at the Riveria.
Q - Were you already touring when you were diagnosed? If so, how did it immediately change your outlook on touring?
A - I was already touring, it was a great relief to find out why I was so run down all the time, but it took time for it to completely sink in. (more…)