Bob Hughes can’t get enough of the live entertainment business, on or behind the stage. Bob’s specialty at All Access is sales, as well as producing sets and staging for such shows as Van Halen, KISS, Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, American Idol, X-Factor, and a plethora of award shows each year, including The Grammy Awards, Kid’s Choice, People’s Choice, MTV Movie Awards, and VMAs, to name a few.
Bob’s career began in 1969 when he learned to play the drums. Bob jokingly admits, “you know your parents love you when they let you have a drum kit in your bedroom.” Many bands later and a couple of additional instruments learned, he worked on his first professional gig behind the scenes as a drum technician for Ambrosia in 1980. Since then, he has become a permanent production fixture, working at Showlites, Obies, Audio Analysts, Light and Sound Design, Showpower, and finally landing at All Access in 1994.
Bob’s fondest memories were hanging out in rehearsals and watching the mighty Van Halen run through their entire David Lee Roth catalog during the Winter of 2011.
The most challenging gig for Bob was the 2011 Dancing with the Stars three-story audience structure, as well as Downfall, an ill-fated TV game show for which he helped supply the staging and structure on top of an eight-story building.
As much as Bob enjoys the production side of the industry, his greatest passion is playing music, especially the drums and guitar with his band Without Warning. Check them out at www.withoutwarningrocks.com.
“Do what you love, the money will follow.”