The John Lennon Bus records the stars

Photo by Shane Becker The Lennon Bus: The  traveling recording studio and Bryce Quig-Hartman
Photo by Shane Becker
The Lennon Bus: The traveling recording studio comes to Baldwin’s parking lot

BY ALLISON KOERBEL

Design Editor

One of the highlights of the Thursday assembly was the John Lennon Tour Bus, a mobile studio for audio and video recording.

Bryce Quig-Hartman has been working on the bus for the last 10 months, and has become accustomed to recording big stars as well as living on the road. Before departing to Philadelphia for the next leg of the High School Nation tour, the Purbalite asked Quig-Hartman to reflect on his experiences on the bus.

Q. Did you get to work with any memorable artists being on the bus?

A. Where do I even begin? I’ve got to work with so many people, some of the memorable ones being Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Natasha Bedingfield as well as Run-DMC.

Q. How did you get this job?

A. I majored in music programming and engineering in college. I would always bug my professors about getting me a cool job and once they heard about this tour, they thought it would be a perfect fit for me. I guess all of my nagging paid off.

Q. What do you love most about your job?

A. I love how I get to meet new people and explore new places every day. Plus, I get to spread such a cool and inspiring story about John Lennon to high schoolers.

Q. Are you a Beatles fan?

A. Yes, absolutely! I grew up listening to them on vinyl records and have loved them ever since I was young.

Q. How is life like living on the road and having to travel constantly?

A. I miss my family and my friends a lot, but the crew of this bus and tour has turned into one big family, so it makes daily life a lot easier, as well as a lot of fun.

Bus guy
Photo by Shane Becker
The boy and his bus: Bryce Quig-Hartman leads the student tours and teaches about the history behind the bus
interior
Photo by Shane Becker
Inside the studio: The in depth look of the Lennon Bus