We design and build innovative, robust road cases and shock racks. Simple.
Our Tale: The show must go on (in an orderly fashion).
These boys love rock n' roll—but they want it to be organized. When Matt and Joe began their careers touring, they soon discovered a problem. They found that the sophisticated equipment used to create event magic (lighting, sound and staging gear) was often transported and stored in a not-so-sophisticated way. Old cardboard boxes stacked higgledy-piggledy. Lighting gear strewn about willy-nilly. Power cords tangled up all helter-skelter. And when road cases were used they were sometimes a bit rubbish—flimsy, short-lived boxes that didn't stack together properly. So they founded Fiasco with a vision of making road cases that weren't, well, crap. Determined to put an end to inefficiency and chaos, the pair set about designing their dream road cases for better touring. The result? A range of road cases, shock racks and pushup drapes that are heavy-duty, long-lasting, space-efficient and totally kick-ass.
Our Traits: Crazy about road cases.
What are we all about? This right here:
- Über-efficient system. Each case is made to exact and consistent dimensions so they fit together and stack perfectly. It's a system approach to touring.
- Top-quality everything. We don't settle for second-best. Each component is hand-picked to ensure that each product is tough and reliable from top to bottom.
- Unbeatable service. We'll bend over backwards for our customers. Need answers? Need customizing? Need anything? You got it.
Crazy about road cases. Dunno what it is but there's something about quality road cases, stacking and fitting beautifully, that just really floats our boat. Weird, right?
A storage system as exquisitely precise as a Swiss watch.
Fiasco road cases come in wide range of different sizes but—here's the genius part—they're made to fully compatible dimensions. That means, whether stacked or side-by-side, our road cases all fit together, creating a flawless interlocking system. It's like playing Tetris. (And to think your mom said spending summer days playing 80s video games was a waste of time. Pfft!)
It ain't easy being a roadcase. All that pushing and shoving, stacking and packing. That's why we've engineered ours to the highest industry standards. We use crème de la crème zinc-plated Penn Elcom hardware and maintain that superior standard throughout the design, including 100% birch resin-impregnated ply and durable foam lining. So go ahead; do your worst. You won't hurt 'em. They just keep going...and going...and going…
Flawless drapes that go up in a flash.
- Height markings—pushup poles go to the right height, lickety-split
- Crossbar pockets—no messing around with fiddly ties
- Tabs—dress your pushup poles so they're showing no leg
- Velcro—easy overlapping with velcro that aligns every time
Exceptional rack construction, inside and out.
Our Team: We get touring.
If there's a problem, Joe will find a solution. That's just the kind of guy he is. Maybe it's having been exposed to so many other cultures; since childhood, he's lived in five countries across Asia, North America and the Pacific. Maybe it's his experience with large events; he's been managing music, corporate and church events since 2007. Maybe it's his business education; he has a couple of degrees including a Masters in Global Studies from Columbia International University (South Carolina, USA). Or maybe it's just in his DNA, born with a knack for logistics and coordinating resources. But whatever the reason, one thing's for sure: when faced with a challenge, Joe knows how to get the job done.
Quality, accuracy, rigor—these are a few of Matt's favorite things. Oh, and did we mention rock n' roll? Having trained in electrical engineering and robotics for manufacturing, Matt took his technical expertise to the stage, working with the acts such as Dave Dobbyn, Brooke Fraser and Rapture Ruckus in tours throughout New Zealand and the USA. Then he ran off and joined the circus—Cirque du Soleil, to be exact—working for 4 years in the automation department on the Cirque show Zaia in Macau. Described by one client as "the guy with the German precision", Matt now channels his obsession with quality into designing legendary road cases and drapes. Before a product gets to you, it has to get past Matt first.
Hilly pretty much embodies the Fiasco ethos: organised, efficient, and a teensy bit obsessed with storage. Most of her professional life, she has been tasked with making office systems run like a well-oiled machine. And that knack for workplace efficiency is why we she’s our administrative go-to gal. Her role entails being a hub, connecting with various links in the Fiasco chain. Stock oversight, warehouse dispatches, shipping admin, manufacturer comms, deadline management—Hilly does the lot, making this place hum. What’s she doing when she’s not at Fiasco? You’ll probably find her skyping her American family, hanging out with her Kiwi family, or doing woodworking projects—like shelves, pot racks, and attic space (told ya: obsessed with storage!).