Thursday 10th October 2013
Again, I have had a varied September, with jobs ranging from FOH line array tech on Stage 3 at Shakedown festival in Brighton, the Wilde Summer Ball (a charity ball in aid of the Wilde Breast Cancer Fund) and monitors for DJ Yoda and the Transiberian March Orchestra at Bestival. I also mixed FOH and monitors for an 11-year old choir boy called Jack Topping who performed at a showcase for Universal Music and an appearance on the Alan Titchmarsh show.
Live By The Lake
Sunday 8th September 2013
The last 2 weeks have seen me looking after monitors and stage for the 'Live By The Lake' series of concerts at Kenwood House in Hampstead, North London. The concerts included a wide range of concerts from rock bands Keane and Suede to the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. An optocore network was used for the DiGiCo SD7 at FOH and 2 SD racks on stage, whilst sending MADI stems direct from the FOH console to an SD8 at monitors. Read more at http://tinyurl.com/oerrnbq.
Rewind All-Star Band
Tuesday 30th July 2013
I mixed monitors for the house band at the Rewind festival in Perth over the weekend, including guest artists Tony Hadley, Belinda Carlisle, Nik Kershaw, Heather Small, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan and Kim Wilde. I will be working with them over the next 3 weeks with other artists including Marc Almond, Heaven 17, Odyssey, Chesney Hawkes, Go West and ABC. Capital Sound provided a flip-flop house system with 2 x Yamaha PM5Ds at monitors, Sennheiser 2000 IEMs, LE1500 wedges, 2 x DiGiCo SD8s at FOH and a Meyer Milo/Mica system.
Friday 19th July 2013
The last couple of months have seen me undertaking various projects including RF Technician at the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park, Monitor Engineer for Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings at Glastonbury, Stage Technician for Laura Mvula at Glastonbury, 2 arena shows with the Pet Shop Boys flying the brand new Nexo STM PA system, Monitor Technician for Bryan Adams at the Dorchester Hotel, Patch Master for The Legend Of Zelda at the Hammersmith Apollo and mixing FOH for JLS at a birthday party in Cheltenham. And there's lots more coming up!
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!