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Steve Watts, The small club giant and founder of Abstract. S2-E1

December 28th, 2020

Steve Watts, founder of Abstract talks to BizzHeadz host Angela Johnson. Angela has worked for Abstract for over 25 years, so she knows a thing or two about todays guest. Steve talks about his destiny in the entertainment industry from Mobile DJ, professional international DJ through to being one the worlds most innovative pioneers of early disco lighting effects from the 80's and 90's.

This episode follows Steve's unique career path as founder and innovator of Abstract, the companies highs and lows are exposed with Angela's charismatic interview technique. Angela is also Steve's partner, follow her unique story as she tries to find out more about the man that powered the Abstract range of disco lights for 3 decades. S2-E1

The Steve Watts Story, Abstract the small club giants.


Nick McGeachin - Console Man - imagineer of LiteConsole and previously head of Numark’s international sales. S1 E8.

June 25th, 2020

The long awaited Numark - LiteConsole - S1 - E8 has now been released.

Nick McGeachin, co-founder of LiteConsole with Adrain and Lee Brooks, muses about the history and creation of his range of innovative DJ presentation platform concepts. Nick was also head of Numark's international sales when the brand was re-launched in 1992 and he talks with Steve Watts, founder of UK-based Abstract Show Lighting.

This is a must-watch episode of BizzHeadz and you must stay tuned right to the end of the interview if you like to laugh! Who doesn't...? Steve poses questions about Nick's colourful lifestyle, connections, passion for languages, sense of humour, mingling with celebrities, and the ups-and-downs of constant global travel. Nick is truly an industry mover and shaker. S1-E8.


Ian Potter - Man in a van - Leamington Sight and Sound. S1 E11

June 19th, 2020

Ian Potter, founder of Leamington Sight and Sound and UKD talks about real life in the retail and distribution entertainment industry. Ian is a colourful and unique individual that has survived the retail environment through the internet age. Steve Watts, BizzHeadz host drills down on what made Ian the "man in a van" and why he took inspiration from the Corona pop van.

This is a must watch episode of BizzHeadz, where Ian starts out life as a successful DJ whom turned his hand to repairing lighting for disco's, bands and bars while building double decks before becoming an entrepreneur. Ian talks up all the characters of the industry with his 40 year connections. This is the story that all off us can relate to. S1-E11


Gordon Addison - The Bar Man - Tech LED. S1 E10

June 12th, 2020

Gordon Addison, founder of Tech LED and F.O.C talks about life in the entertainment industry. Gordon is a veteran with a unique way of extracting sales as he goes about business from the bar. Steve Watts, BizzHeadz host drills down on what it's like to be a long standing proven sales veteran.

This is a must watch episode of BizzHeadz, where Gordon starts out life as a successful DJ whom turned his hand to repairing lighting in disco's and bars before becoming an entrepreneur. Gordon must hold the record for the biggest bar tab in a single night when the Robe after party arrives. S1-E10


Mike Henden - Mega SalesMan - Leisuretec. S1 E9

June 6th, 2020

Mike Henden, founder of Leisuretec talks about life as a distributer in the entertainment industry. Mike also reminisces with Steve Watts BizzHeadz host as they both look back over 35 years. Steve is the founder of Abstract show lighting company based in the UK.

This is a must watch episode of BizzHeadz, where Mike starts out life as a repair engineer for Jivelight in London fixing some of Steve's early innovations at Spanish lighting giant Copperluf. Mike's business skills take his business to dizzy hight's, however the highs can also become the great lows. S1-E9


Wayne Howell - Master of digital - Artistic Licence S1-E7

May 29th, 2020

Wayne Howell, The master of digital, owner of Artistic Licence talks to BizzHeadz host Steve Watts. Steve is the founder of Abstract show lighting company based in the UK. Wayne is the sorcerer, the wizard, the pied piper of digital mastery. Wayne's humble beginnings take him from wireman to entrepreneur and CEO.

This episode follows Wayne's unique career path as a wireman for Avolites, product developer and field engineer. Wayne leapfrogs the competition when he develops Art-Net while embarking on a solo mission to take on the digital control world of entertainment while commanding the ultimate mothership Artistic Licence. S1-E7


Steve Warren - Titan of control - Avolites S1-E6

May 29th, 2020

Steve Warren, talks to BizzHeadz host Steve Watts. Steve is the founder of Abstract show lighting company based in the UK. Avolites Media's Steve Warren started from the ground up as a wireman, he progressed through test, product development, sales and finally taking on the roll as MD while trying retain the relationships with customers that he considers more as friends.

This episode follows Steve's unique career path where he wired cables for the Michael Jackson tour, help produce custom machines for the likes of Queen while also travelling the world experiencing the ups and downs of the live entertainment industry. Steve later show us the latest innovation that will change lighting interaction forever. S1-E6


Chris Rolph - The king of the RGB LED - TRYKA S1-E5 BizzHeadz Podcast

May 22nd, 2020

Chris Rolph, founder of TRYKA talks to BizzHeadz host Steve Watts. Steve is the founder of Abstract show lighting company based in the UK. Chris is the very man that blow the roof off with RGB LED's when he invented the 1 Watt LED baton and MR16 downlight .

This episode follows Chris's unique career path as he single handedly opens the colour change lighting market with an offering never experienced before. The competition flounder when TRYKA hit the street with the ultimate architectural LED offering. S1-E5


Adrian Brooks, The Godfather of truss and founder of Litestructures. S1-E4 BizzHeadz Podcast

May 14th, 2020

Adrian Brooks, founder of Litestructures and innovator of Astralite, the world’s first lightweight aluminium trussing system . BizzHeadz host, Steve Watts, MD of Abstract digs deep into the man that has the Midas touch where everything he touches turns to gold. Or does it?

This episode follows Adrian's outstanding career path that led to him ultimately selling his Brilliant entertainment empire for ???. COVID-19 threatens to disrupt the biggest deal of his lifetime when Coronavirus dampens the financial value of the sale to Tait. S1-E4


Kevin Hopcroft founder of NJD electronics S1-E3 BizzHeadz Podcast

May 8th, 2020

Kevin Hopcroft, founder of NJD electronics talks to BizzHeadz host Steve Watts. Steve is the founder of Abstract show lighting company based in the UK. Kevin talks about his destiny in the entertainment industry being kick started when his club DJ failed to turn up one night changing his life forever. This episode follows Kevin's unique career path as it changes from DJ events guru to being one of the UK's most influential DJ, nightclub and bar lighting and control systems manufacturers in the 80's and 90's . S1-E3


Peter Johansen founder of Martin Professional and CEO of SGM S1-E2 BizzHeadz Podcast

April 29th, 2020

Peter Johansen, founder of Martin Professional and CEO of SGM talks to BizzHeadz host Steve Watts. Steve is the founder of Abstract show lighting company based in the UK so they share synergy in manufacturing and innovation. Peter talks about the history of his career ranging from his first smoke machine company Disco Productions Aarhus DK to the formation of the largest entertainment lighting company in the world at the time.

This is a must watch episode of BizzHeadz, where Abstract's host Steve Watts drills down into the incredible career of Peters dynasty including Martin, SGM, dental, ships and his first inspiration, the smoke machine. S1-E2


Rick Wilson co founder of the LeMaitre pyrotechnics and special effects company S1-E1 BizzHeadz Podcast

April 27th, 2020

Rick Wilson, co founder of LeMaitre pyrotechnics and special effects company with the late Martin Blake talks to BizzHeadz host Steve Watts. Steve is the founder of Abstract show lighting company based in the UK. Rick talks about the history of one of the worlds most established pyrotechnics businesses on the past, present and the future including the impact of COVID-19.

This is a must watch episode of BizzHeadz, where Abstract's host Steve Watts drills down on a company that has survived over 40 years in the entertainment industry, but now LeMaitre like so many other established brands, has to face the challenges associated with the worlds most disruptive virus that has bought the industry to it's knees. S1-E1

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