Handsome Jack Lockport, New York USA:
He is great at handling merch and can speak multiple languages. He’s also a great photographer! Every show he was running around the whole venue to get the best shots of the band as well as the crowd.
Also, if you have a rowdy crowd with folks trying to get up on stage he can handle them like a true professional.
Ozzy knows the most efficient routing and can even recommend cool spots to stop for sight seeing. Even small things like if you need help ordering at a restaurant or stories to pass the time on the road, Ozzy has got you covered! He keeps a detailed spreadsheet of all the expenses from the road that’s easy to understand when it comes to taking care of business at the end of the tour.
Ozzy takes tour management seriously and is direct and to the point. He’s also just an awesome dude who is a blast to hang out with. After several tours with Ozzy I’m glad to call him a friend and couldn’t recommend anyone more highly!
The Hooten Hallers Missouri, USA:
There’s no one else we’d rather tour Europe with than Ozzy!
He’s professional, easy to communicate with, fun, organized, fair, intelligent, and made the tour go smoothly!
He really took care of us and exceeded all of our expectations, not to mention we made a friend for life. If that’s not enough proof for you, consider the popular bit of wisdom: “if it ain’t Dutch, it ain’t much!”
Andy, John, & Kellie
From before we land in Europe til well after we leave Ozzy is working to make sure everything is awesome for the band and ultimately the audience.
He truly loves music and loves his work. He takes a lot of the stress out of touring and leads by putting others first. The only reason we would work with someone else would be if Ozzy was already booked on another tour.
Hollowbelly Warrington, England:
I’m a touring musician and I’ve worked with Ozzy on many occasions over several years. Trust me when I tell you this is the kind of guy you want working for you.
A consummate professional with an attention to detail that’s second to none. Trustworthy and then some. Nowadays, I would definitely call him a friend, as do all the musicians who are fortunate to find themselves working with him. punctual, reliable and super supportive. Sounds too good to be true? You’ll find out yourself. Cheers.
Chickenbone John England:
Detail, detail, detail, that’s what you need covered with gigs and a touring schedule. Ozzy checks out the venue of course, but the stuff that makes a gig easy or a pain, such as the route, daily schedule, load-in and the parking, Ozzy will know the score in advance – so there’s no surprises, no stress.
In my experience he’s meticulous and honest about money and payments to the point of obsessiveness…oh, and did I mention?… He’s a real nice guy too.
Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys New Orleans Louisiana, USA
We toured with Ozzy and I do not think we have ever had a better tour manager.
Professional, dependable, organized, and willing to do whatever it takes to get it done. But what really sets him apart ( besides being a wonderful family man) is his personality. The guy is so positive it helps lift everyone around him which can be so important on the road. I would hire Ozzy and Chulahouma fulltime if we could!
Mark “Porkchop” Holder & MPH Georgia, USA
I spent ten days touring France with Ozzy at the helm. I can say unequivocally that it was the best touring experience of my life.
He had every detail of our schedule nailed down before we even set foot on French soil, and we didn’t have to worry about a single thing for the duration of our tour.
He’s a safe and expedient driver, and during our trips between cities he was a font of information, answering our many questions and regaling us with tales of his life on the road as a tour manager.
The man clearly loves his job, and it shows in his performance. He has excellent taste in music, he’s a great guy to pal around with, and I would recommend his services without hesitation to anyone needing a tour manager in the EU. I sincerely hope to work with him again many times in the future.
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat/George Thorogood & the Destroyers Texas, USA:
I toured with Ozzy van der Loo and he is a consummate professional.
First rate vehicle and back line, and Ozzy is a hard worker who never complains and is a fun and pleasant individual. I highly recommend Ozzy for tour management!
Crushed Out Queens, New York USA: