What a pleasure it was to be back out with this lovely band and crew. I was asked to to go back out with Passenger on his festival tour of Europe, looking after everything onstage, ensuring efficient and effective change-overs on the major, high-pressure festivals as well as the more delightful one-off shows; like the
January saw me back in the Mitchell Theatre for the fourth year running, looking after monitors. Exact same kit as in previous years, (PM5D, MJF212 monitors) with a slight tweak at FOH with M’elodie replacing the MICA. More M’elodie were used to cover the space more evenly and it seemed an improvement on stage, on
Photo courtesy of Bryan Dos Reid Incredible three months spinning around Europe with a lovely band and a lovely bunch of people.. The tour started in September with rehearsals in Tunbridge Wells, quickly followed with an album launch in London. Then we were off. I was looking after System’s and had a healthy package of 34,
Phew, what a busy week that was, with such a varied week of shows, spanning David Gray, 10CC, 2Cellos, Jamie Cullum, Joe Bonamassa all the way through to Seal! I was looking after FOH with a Meyer LEO system; MICA for under-hangs and out-fills, 700HP subs and a SD11 and PM5D for acts not touring production. Fantastic location for this
A cracking little series of concerts at the Chelsea Pensioners Hospital, Chelsea. Over the three days we had Simply Red, Wet Wet Wet and full Orchestral with fireworks opening the first night. I had a hefty LYON system, with 12 1100’s in an end fire array and Leopard for in/out/centre fills.
Photo courtesy of Burnie Lundell. I was asked again by Scottish rockers ‘Gun’ to cover monitors for their show at Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg. This was a throw and go festival show; I flew an in-ear package but was starting from cold for the show in terms of console. However there was a trusted SD10 on
Based upon the roaring success of last years ‘Decade Festival’, the band Skerryvore decided to put on the festival again, with bigger and better acts, under the title of OBAN LIVE. This years headliner was KT Tunstall who had a new album and was just starting out on a world tour. I was looking after monitor
Just finished a six-week European tour with Mariah Carey as PA technician and Monitors/RF support. With such a big production as this tour, there was three of us working on audio, with standard system configuration of Main hangs (Meyer LEO/LYON) out hangs (LEO/LYON) flown sub array (1100’s) as well as ground support of UPA’s and 1100’s.
Another year past and back into a new one! Where did 2015 go? As 2016 started taking its first few steps, I found myself back in the thick of it, looking after Monitors again in the Mitchell Theatre for the annual Celtic Connections Festival. Carbon copy of the previous years, with the usual old hissy
Just before Celtic Connections was about to start, we had a sneaky Glasgow Student Union gig with Jamie Lawson. I was looking after monitors with a Midas Pro2 and Meyer MJF212 monitors. There were a couple of supports, but all self contained, so a nice straight forward show. FOH was a ground-stacked Meyer Mica over