With more than 40 years of experience it’s safe to call Bill Reeves a showbiz veteran. Bill started working in the mid 70’s as a stage hand at a casino showroom in Lake Tahoe California. Conversations with guys working with the various acts that appeared in the showroom prompted Bill to get a job with a company that supplied lighting rigs to touring acts. So it was that the first time he attended a concert was also his first job working on the road. He never looked back.
Starting as an electrician on tour for such acts as Alice Cooper, Tony Orlando & Dawn and Chicago Bill progressed quickly to working as a Lighting Director, Production Manager and eventually as a Tour Manager.
Over the years Bill has worked with such acts as Teddy Pendergrass, Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Usher, Maxwell and Anita Baker. He has worked numerous times for acts such as Luther Vandross (14 years), Prince (4 tours), D’Angelo (3 tours) and is entering his 15th year working with Anthony Hamilton. Along the way he has worked as a site coordinator, venue production supervisor and company manager for a Broadway musical.
About 12 years ago he co-founded a social network group called Roadies of Color United. That group now has close to 1000 members and recently filed papers to become a 501c(6) Professional Association to better serve the goals of advocacy for a more inclusive and diverse workforce in the concert production industry.