Interview: Alan Fraser – You Me At Six, All Time Low


Interview: Alan Fraser – You Me At Six, All Time Low

I'm Alan Fraser, tour nickname Mac, and I've been teching for 6 years.

Based in Inverness, I’ve worked with the following bands:

  • All Time Low
  • You Me At Six
  • Mayday Parade
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Deaf Havana
  • The Blackout
  • Yashin
  • Flood of Red

When was the first time you worked with a Marshall set up and which band was it?

First band was Flood of Red and they used a Marshall DSL100.

What is the loudest rig you have worked on?

You Me At Six session musician Luke Rendall has JCM800 modded to 50watt and we run that pretty damn loud facing off stage. Favourite sounding amp.

Best and worst gigs you have worked?

Best – Reading Festival Main Stage with You Me At Six

Worst – Leeds Festival Mainstage with The Blackout (wireless issues, classic case of “it’s always better with a cable”)

Andy - YMAS 2

Favourite Marshall Head?

Luke Rendall’s (You Me At Six) JCM800.

Anything unique about the Marshall rig you are working on now?

Used a standard JMP for Soundwave festival with All Time Low recently but always sounds good.

Coolest person you have worked with or hung around with?

Briefly spoke with Brian May at reading when he played with My Chemical Romance covering We Will Rock You….. Very cool.

Apart from the current Artist you have worked with who’s your favourite guitarist/band?

Marshall wise, I love Andy from Every Time I Die’s Marshall set up. Modded JCM 800.

JCM or Plexi?


Which modern day Marshalls do you like?

JVM410H because it has everything you’ll ever need.

Andy - YMAS 4

Anything in your rig modded?

Not at the moment, all standard.

What’s the secret Marshall weapon in your set up?

Luke Rendalls JCM 800 modded to 50watt

Lastly any funny standout Marshall stories?

Alex from All Time Low. His original Marshall cab from home was missing the L’s. This his set up having the Marsha. She’s a good girl, Marsha.

Thanks for taking the time to talk to us, Alan!