Tom Jones

Friday 5th May 2017
Tom Jones
I have just completed a short stint mixing monitors for Sir Tom Jones and his band. Starting with a few days of rehearsals, the shows consisted mainly of outdoor shows in varied venues such as forests, racecourses, beaches around the UK, as well as a one-off in an arena in Tel Aviv! As long-term audio supplier to Sir Tom, Major Tom supplied a full control system comprising a DiGiCo SD7 and Sennheiser 2000-series IEMs on monitors and Avid Profile at FOH. I also utilised my own RME MADIface USB for virtual soundcheck purposes. All-in-all, it was a very enjoyable few weeks with a superb, professional band.

YOTA

Monday 24th April 2017
YOTA
Standing for 'Youth of the Apocalypse', this side project by Jamie Reynolds (Klaxons) and Jeff Wootton (Gorillaz) performed their debut tour last week, culminating in a sold out show at The Hope & Ruin at The Great Escape festival in Brighton. I was bought in as FOH engineer, and with a tour consisting of small clubs around the UK including Moles in Bath, The Kasbah in Coventry and Esquires in Bedford, the tour certainly was challenging from an audio point of view! I love a challenge though, the band had a great time and the new, previously unheard material went down really well!
Instagram | WeAreYOTA

Madden

Tuesday 7th March 2017
Through the beginning of 2017, I have been working as FOH engineer for Madden. An upcoming Norwegian artist, his breakthrough single 'Golden Light' has currently clocked up over 80 million streams on Spotify. This week, he played 2 breakthrough shows at by:Larm, performing at both Rockefeller and Sentrum Scene in Oslo. With more shows and new music in the pipeline, this project shows huge potential!

Kim Wilde NL / AU Tour

Friday 18th November 2016
Kim Wilde NL / AU Tour
As her regular monitor mixer, this autumn I yet again joined Kim Wilde on tour in the Netherlands and Australia. While the backline and audio package could be trucked around Netherlands in a 7.5T truck, Australia provided a particular challenge as the itinerary required a lot of flying. Therefore, I cut down the SD8 at monitors to an SD11, utilising an iPad running TouchOSC to provide additional control. With FOH also using an SD11 and sharing a D-Rack, the system worked really well and meant we only had to rely on the venue for PA, stage cabling and mic stands. Everything else flew!
YouTube | KW NL Show Timelapse

Rewind Festivals

Tuesday 23rd August 2016
For the past few years, I've mixed monitors for the house band at the Rewind festivals held in Perth, Cheshire and Henley-on-Thames, and this year was no exception. Taking in a roster of artists including Rick Astley, Holly Johnson, Midge Ure, Leo Sayer, Heather Small and many more, it comprises of 4 hour sets for the house band with just 5 minute changeovers, meaning organisation is key! This year I moved from a fully-loaded PM5D to a CL5 which provided me with more processing power, input and output channels, as well as virtual soundcheck capability with Dante networking. The show is 48 inputs (depending on artist requirements) and utilises 10 IEM mixes, 5 wedge mixes, side-fills and more. The CL5 gives me a little bit of breathing room for a few years!
YouTube | Monitor World Timelapse

Il Divo 'Amor & Pasion' Tour

Thursday 16th June 2016
Il Divo 'Amor & Pasion' Tour
I've spent most of May and June looking after the monitor system for Il Divo's European 'Amor & Pasion' arena tour. The tour comprised 24 dates starting in UK before moving to the mainland visiting Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Portugal and more. The system, supplied by Capital Sound, comprised of a DiGiCo SD10 with Sennheiser 2000 IEMs, Martin Audio LE1500 wedges and Outline Mantas side fills.

Eddie The Eagle 'Fly' Album Launch

Wednesday 23rd March 2016
Last week I was hired to mix monitors for the 'Fly' album launch, a soundtrack of songs from the newly-released film 'Eddie The Eagle'. We rehearsed for 3 days at SW19 studios in Wimbledon, the show was held at One Mayfair in London and featured a house band playing with Gary Barlow, Hollie Johnson, Paul Young, Howard Jones, Tony Hadley, Nik Kershaw and Go West. It was hosted by Dermot O'Leary. I mixed the show on a CL5 with Shure PSM1000 IEMs and d&b M4 wedges.
YouTube | ITV's This Morning Feature

Rick Astley

Sunday 21st February 2016
I am currently looking after Rick Astley's monitors for several one-off dates. The first two took place last week in the Moon Palace Arena in Cancún, Mexico and the next 3 will be in Viña Del Mar/Santiago, Chile. The band features 6 musicians and Rick, all on IEMs with additional wedges on the front line. We are using local gear everywhere, including PM5D-RH and PSM900s at monitors. The set features all the hits, material from his forthcoming album as well as Rick's take on more contemporary numbers!

Sveriges Historia

Monday 14th December 2015
I have just finished a six-week residency at the Rival Teater in Stockholm, interspersed with a couple of shows in Gothenburg with Swedish comedians Özz Nûjen and Måns Möller and their sold out, award-winning show 'Sveriges Historia - den nakna sanningen'. I mixed FOH on an Allen & Heath iLive-T80 with the installed L'Acoustics ARC system. The show will resume in January 2016 when it goes on tour around Sweden.

Little Mix / All Saints

Wednesday 14th October 2015
Last week, I was hired to mix in-ear monitors for 2 different four-piece all girl bands. The first was an appearance of All Saints at a corporate event that took place at The Roundhouse in Camden, London. The second was for Little Mix who were guest artists on Idol, the Swedish version of Pop Idol recorded in Stockholm. They performed their new song 'Black Magic' which was broadcast live to air on Friday night.

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