Born in Austin Texas, Morris Lyda, grew up in a working rural environment, and it was this ranch background that sparked his interest in engineering, but it was Jimi Hendrix that captured his imagination. Cut to, Morris studying audio and physics at North Texas State University where he met his first wife, Connie.
He quickly found a desire to spend more time away from the house, and joined a young Dallas-based company called Showco. His son, Chris, and ex-wife, still reside in Texas, and remain in close communication. His 21st birthday found him behind the steering wheel of a 20-ton truck crisscrossing the US providing concert audio for artists ranging from Traffic to Leon Russel to McCartney & Wings. The late 70’s provided an opportunity to go freelance and commence a multi-tour relationship with David Bowie, and later Genesis, Pink Floyd, The 3 Tenors, Linda Ronstadt, The Blues Brothers and Phil Collins. His 1996 move to Sydney Australia with the second wife, Fiona, ended his US touring, but afforded time to focus on special events and collaborate with other delinquents on projects like Barcelona and Sydney Olympics, Disney, Sony and a diverse array of demanding events. However, he specialized in overcoming challenges with creative solutions, building and motivating teams to produce extraordinary outcomes on often limited budgets and demanding schedules. At 68, Morris is semi-retired, but deeply involved in the design, renovation and construction of a stone castle built by an eccentric architect in the Sydney hills overlooking the Pacific. The challenges are the same, and the only difference is the client is in the mirror every morning. Morris will be escorting you on an exploration of entertainment basics, it shortcomings, its values, its obscurities and a contemplation of its uncertainties.