For over 27 years “Smasher” has been working at the forefront of cutting-edge creativity and development for Major International Stage shows and Concert tours for the Biggest Artists on the planet. Having initially studied Electronic Engineering in Belgium he started his career working for a Belgian company maintaining Italian TV studios. In 1993 at the age of 23, Smasher helped developing a specialized new projection system with Barco which was picked up by Zoo TV for U2’s outdoor tour which then led him to be the system engineer for many worldwide tours.
In 1997 Smasher helped develop the first ever LED screen ever used, for U2’s Popmart Tour, from 1997 he held key creative, system engineering roles for U2, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, The Coors and Kiss, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Madonna, Rolling Stones, Prince, Beyoncé’, Kings of Leon and was part of the creative team for U2.
In 2004, Smasher was introduced to Ash Nehru and helped turning dragonfly 2 into dragonfly 3 (aka d3) for U2’s Vertigo tour and became the first user ever.
He quit touring in 2018 to start up a XR branch at PRG North America.
Smasher now resides within XRSTUDIOS as Video Director and System Integrator.