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…
Exceptional rack construction, inside and out.
Our Team: We get touring.
Head of Sales, Owner
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.
Head of Design, Owner
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.
West Coast Sales - Based in Los Angeles
“You should either work in sales or work with shapes,” David’s wife once suggested. Now, at Fiasco, he gets to do both. Prior to selling cuboids to roadies, however, he worked in film and television. We poached him from the industry because of his knack for being awesome. Seriously. SoCal born, David grew up travelling around the world before finally landing back in the South Bay. These days, he serves as our go-to guy for, well, pretty much any problem that needs solving. If you’ve got a roadcase-related issue, David’s your guy. His business card may read “West Coast Sales,” but it probably should read “MacGyver-in-residence.”
East Coast Sales - Based in Nashville
Q: What makes Brad a road case guru? A: Fifteen years of touring with his band.
This is one artist who works just as hard off the stage as he does on it (which is kinda insane cos he performs like he’s had a few too many Red Bulls). And with approximately one squillion shows under his studded belt, the energetic frontman definitely knows his alloy extrusions from his shock mounts. When he’s not on the mic or on the road, you’ll prolly find him on the water. Once he lost his shorts while surfing. Thankfully, that hasn’t happened while crowd-surfing…yet.
LA Production Engineer
Tough. Reliable. Totally badass…Nope, we’re not talking about a Fiasco road case—we’re talking about Josh. After all, what’s more hardcore than Marine Corps? Years spent working in the US Marines turned this Chinese-born California kid into an A-Grade aircraft mechanic. And at Fiasco, we’re always looking for a few good (wo)men, so we convinced this seasoned jarhead to quit working on V-22 Ospray’s and start working on 24 x 30 road cases instead. That may sound like a big change, but this dude is a fast learner. It doesn’t matter if it’s choppers or slam racks, it’s the kind of work he was born to do: “I’ve been turning wrenches my whole life.”
Been there, done that. Toured with Cirque du Soleil? Check. Been in charge of automation there? Yep. Specialised in industrial electrical? Absolutely. Travelled the world? Ah-huh (almost everywhere except Antarctica). Ash has pretty much maxed out his bucket list, so when invited to work for Fiasco back home in New Zealand, he knew it was an offer he couldn’t refuse. He traded in his suitcases for road cases. Nowadays, you’ll find him applying his natural-born talent for all things mechanical and technical to designing killer Fiasco products with CAD or tinkering with his bike after thrashing it at one of Cambridge’s famous cycling spots.
Hilly pretty much embodies the Fiasco ethos: organised, efficient, and a teensy bit obsessed with storage. For most of her professional life, she has been making office systems run like a well-oiled machine. And that knack for workplace efficiency is why she’s our administrative go-to gal. Her role entails being a hub. Stock oversight, warehouse dispatches, shipping admin, manufacturer comms, deadline management—she does it all, making this place hum. When not at Fiasco, you'll often find her skyping her American family, hanging out with her Kiwi family, or woodworking—making shelves, pot racks, and attic space (told ya: obsessed with storage!).
Financial Support Manager
Our book-balancing rockstar. We liked Rebecca so much, we tailored the job around her skill-set. She’s a real-deal chartered accountant. So, yeah, she could be working at some hotshot accounting firm, but she’d rather be here. Why? Cos she digs our vibe. After years at big firms like Deloitte, Rebecca brought her mad accounting skills to lil ol’ Fiasco—and hasn’t looked back. Here, she can apply the full range of her accounting know-how in a work environment that’s creative and family-friendly (which is kinda important since, in her words, life these days “pretty much revolves around baby naps”).