Getting to know… Jamie Gosney

This week, Jamie Gosney, owner of Gasoline Audio Design & Consultancy, takes the hot seat for our 60 Seconds With interview

How did you get into the industry?
My whole family are in it – my late father was an actor, my uncle is an award-winning set and costume designer in New York and I have a rather famous aunt. But I never really wanted to perform, I was much more interested in everything technical.

What was your first job?
My first job was backstage at The Theatre Royal Windsor age 12, handing props to pantomime performers. Although my first real job as a just-graduated from LAMDA 17-year old ‘pro’ was a tour with the Jackson Five… coiling cables, plugging in mics and patching into stage boxes.

What does your working day look like?
Having recently turned 60, working days look very different to how they looked when I was 17. I am very lucky to be currently working on an exciting new project. I can’t say much about it at the moment, but I’m working with an amazing group of people who are, together, reinventing the music industry. So most days, I’m sitting at my desk dreaming, scheming and zoom meeting with the team.

What is your favourite thing about the pro audio industry?
My amazingly talented and loyal friends, who I have grown up with and that I get to work with some of the most incredible and unique talent in the business.

And your least favourite thing?
Gear snobbery, arrogant, know it all, sound engineers and unprofessionalism.

What is the achievement/project you are most proud of?
Hopefully the one I’m working on at the moment. Other than that, an invisible sound system I designed for the Royal Opera House.  

What do you like to do outside of work?
Build furniture, DIY Max with my partner, Sarah, and play my drums, ukulele and bass… but not all at the same time.