“My success is not solely from me, it’s absolutely from the people I’m surrounded with.” – Ken Pooch Van Druten
Ken “Pooch” Van Druten has built a name for himself as one of the industry’s top FOH Engineers. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, Ken headed to Los Angeles to begin what he initially thought would be a long and lucrative career as a recording engineer. However, this all changed after the invitation to mix one of his artists in a live venue. The band was Warrant, and the venue was none other than the Los Angeles Forum.
Since then, He has worked with such artists as Jay-Z, Eminem, Rob Zombie, Whitney Houston, Justin Bieber, Linkin Park, and Prophets of Rage.
He is also a two-time recipient of the Parnelli award for FOH Engineer of the year, and an eight-time recipient of the Tourlink Top Dog award.
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