56 minutes | Aug 9, 2021

EP.13 - Listen, Keep Your Eyes Open and Create Your Own Luck

The Dynamic Business Leaders Podcast presents Cosmo Wilson as this week's guest.Cosmo is an award-winning concert lighting designer and director for rock bands. He has done lighting for over 40 acts, most notably AC/DC, Aerosmith, Foreigner, The Rolling Stones, and the Scorpions, to name a few. A free spirit and firm believer in creating his own luck and never saying no to anything, Cosmo started in the industry at 18 by taking a gig as a drum technician in New York. When it seemed like the band would not retain him, he challenged the crew to set up the drums independently, taught himself the process, and earned a position as a backline tech. His venture into lighting came a few years later while working as a stagehand at various local arenas in Central Florida during the arena rock era. In 1986 he became a touring road crew member with The Cure, before also doing the same for Genesis, INXS, Crowded House, and many other acts. As they say, the rest was history. He later became a director and lighting designer and has also worked with artists such as Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, John Secada, Gloria Estefan, Steel Pulse, Van Halen, and many others. Known for his vintage lighting designs and wearing Hawaiian shirts, Cosmo is also quite a food connoisseur and history buff. He has visited over 83 countries, enjoys food from many different countries, and has a profound appreciation for the members of the US Military and the founding fathers of our great nation.Cosmo's advice: Put trust and faith into the universe, and big things will happen; Listen and keep your eyes open!Do you know? Cosmo worked AC/DC's 1991 "Monsters of Rock" act at the Tushino Airfield in Moscow, which drew more than 1.6 million fans and was the first free outdoor rock concert in Soviet history?Join Roy and Cosmo on this journey through his early days as a backline tech to becoming a touring road crew member and later a designer and a lighting director with some of the greatest artists and bands in the music industry.Tune in now to hear Cosmo share a fun fact about how he almost became a "Cosmonaut." :-)Learn more about Cosmo Wilson:WikipediaCosmo Wilson: Lighting AC/DC since 1990Episode 18 Q&A - CHARLIE "COSMO" WILSON - Wrong End of the SnakeLinkedinIf you enjoyed this episode of the Dynamic Business Leaders Podcast, then be sure to subscribe to our podcast on your favorite platform.Check out our website here, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.The Dynamic Business Leaders Podcast is brought to you by Aurora InfoTech, a Cybersecurity Firm catering to the information security needs of small to medium-sized businesses.
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