Cal Bate: TPi Awards Monitor Engineer of the Year finalist

Aisling Kiely


Blossoms’ Monitor Engineer and Studio & Live Music Production graduate, Cal Bate has been shortlisted for TPi Monitor Engineer of the year.

Since the last time we spoke, Cal’s calendar has been pretty busy. Having recently spent 4 months on the road with Blossoms touring across the UK, Europe and Asia, Cal has certainly had his work cut out for him.

Not long after touching home soil, Cal found out he had been shortlisted for Monitor Engineer of the year for the TPi awards – a great way to sign off the tour.

Despite receiving the nomination, Cal hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down any time soon.

Prior to heading off with Blossoms again, supporting The Kooks on their European tour, Cal has spent the last month on tour with Manchester-based band, Hot Milk, while they supported You Me at Six on their 18 date tour across Europe.

Chatting to Cal about his nomination, he said: “Finding out I’d been shortlisted for the award was a great surprise.

Working with Blossoms has made me develop so much as an engineer. The shows are getting bigger and bigger, and as a result I’ve had to upgrade the gear and change the way I work too.”

The TPi Awards will take place on 25th February at Battersea Evolution, London.

Good luck, Cal – we have our fingers crossed.