Steve Hackett UK Tour
Saturday 18th May 2013
I have just returned from a short run around the UK with Steve Hackett. As monitor technician, I helped Steve's monitor engineer Richard Buckland with audio on stage, as well as assisting the FOH technician flying the PA. Capital Sound supplied a full system including a Soundcraft Vi1 on monitors, a Yamaha CL5 at FOH, Sennheiser G3 IEMs and a Meyer MICA PA system. The tour continues into Europe with just a control package.
Friday 26th April 2013
I have been working on various one-off events over the past month, including a Little Mix show in the New Look store in Westfield Shepherd's Bush, mixing monitors for Kim Wilde shows in the Netherlands, mixing monitors for an Alison Moyet show at Bush Hall, FOH for the Record Store Day show on Berwick Street in Soho and monitors for a showcase at Abbey Road Studios featuring Rizzle Kicks, Professor Green, Alfie Boe and Frank Turner.
Universal Brits Afterparty
Thursday 28th February 2013
I was booked by Capital Sound to mix Iggy Azalea in Room 2 of the Universal Brits Afterparty hosted by Soho House last week. I mixed FOH and monitors from an LS9-32, with a small Meyer system and G2 IEMs. You can see a story about the event at http://capital-sound.com/press/breaking-news/capital-rules-brit-annia/
Tuesday 12th February 2013
SteveBunting.com v2.0 is here! Nearly 8 years since the initial launch, I figured that it was time to start from scratch (with the design at least). All the content and backend has been updated so it will be more useful, easier to navigate and quicker to find the information you need. I hope you like it!
Dappy Bad Intentions Tour
Monday 24th December 2012
I was recently hired by Capital Sound Hire as PA system engineer for selected dates on Dappy's UK tour where no in-house PA system is provided, including the Ipswich Regent Theatre and the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The rig consisted of 24 Martin Audio W8LC elements, 12 ground-stacked S218 subwoofers and 6 W8LM front-fills, driven by XTA DP226s and Meyer Sound Galileo system controllers.
Blue Asian Tour
Thursday 6th December 2012
I have just returned from a short East Asian tour comprising 4 full band shows and 4 club shows mixing monitors for the boy band Blue. We played 4 shows in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Taipei to capacity crowds. Local production provided me with a PM5D-RH, Sennheiser G3 IEMs and a variety of mixed PA and monitor systems of varying quality!
Kim Wilde Snapshots & Greatest Hits Tour
Saturday 10th March 2012
I'm currently mixing monitors for the Kim Wilde Snapshots tour of Germany and Switzerland. The short tour is 9 dates and visits a variety of venues from large clubs to exhibition centres. Soundhouse are providing me a Soundcraft Vi1 with 64 input RockNet stage box and a Sennheiser 2000 IEM system at monitor world.
New Years Eve 2011
Thursday 5th January 2012
I spent NYE 2011 in Sydney Harbour mixing monitors for Culture Club, immediately preceded by a warm-up show at Dubai Tennis Stadium. Providing 12 IEM mixes and 4 wedge mixes + side fills with no soundcheck, I specified a DiGiCo D5 to cope with the high output demands and consistency required from the show. Culture Club are currently making plans to tour extensively this year.
Thursday 8th December 2011
The run up to Christmas and the new year is as busy as it ever is with no let up for festivities. I'm currently mixing monitors for Kim Wilde supporting Status Quo on the UK QuoFestive tour. Nordic Rentals from Denmark are supplying us with a Yamaha M7CL monitor console with Sennheiser 3000 Series IEMs. The tour runs until 17th December before I start production rehearsals with Culture Club.
Pixie Lott Radio Gigs
Friday 2nd December 2011
I am currently out with Pixie Lott, mixing monitors for her performing a short acoustic set with a small band consisting of acoustic guitar and 2 BVs. The 3 gigs in Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool arenas are part of a multi-act bill including JLS, Jessie J, Olly Murs amongst others.