|Associated acts||Duran Duran|
In 1980, with years of concert touring experience, partners Spy Matthews, Smoother Smyth, Stephen Dabbs and Gus Thomson co-founded Delicate Productions. Spy had previously worked in Australia for Artist Concert Tours, joined up with , Gus Thomson, Stephen Dabbs during the Supertramp Breakfast In America in 1979. Smoother Smyth, having previously toured with KIss, The Rolling Stones and Olivia Newton John. Gus with console manufacture Midas and Steve Dabbs with Elton John and Fleetwood Mac. At the conclusion of Supertramps world tour, with the band planning on taking a substantial hiatus, the newly formed partnership quickly made plans to purchase the Supertramp owned audio and lighting assets. The audio inventory included a pair of custom Midas consoles and a very large Martin Audio arena PA system. The Midas-Martin combination has since seen many developments and continues today as the backbone of Delicate's audio inventory.
Sing Blue Silver
Spy Matthews was the Production Manager for the North American leg of Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver Tour, and became a star of the band's documentary Sing Blue Silver video. The documentary doesn't attempt to gloss over the problems and pitfalls of trying to put on such a large scale show. Professional to the last, tour manager Spy Matthews manages to keep the show running even when the venue won't accommodate the band's stage setup.
In 1996 Spy Matthews returned to his native Australia, where he still lives in the city of Melbourne.