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Simon Chandler Honnor, Concert LD

Friends of Simon Chandler Honnor will no doubt be amused to learn that the first lighting company he ever worked for was called Gaslight. Equal parts lighting designer, technician, comedian, and philosopher, Honnor grew up in southeast London and stumbled into the lighting business at age 20. "I used to drink in the same pub as the guy who was one of the partners in the company, so I went to work for them," he says. "Before that, I worked in London theatres as a local stagehand."

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