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.
Jason Derulo @ MTV EMAs
Tuesday 8th November 2011
Last weekend, I was hired to mix monitors for Jason Derulo and his band for a performance in Northern Ireland. The outdoor concert was staged in front of the Belfast City Hall, was broadcast as part of the MTV European Music Awards and also featured Snow Patrol. Production House supplied a Yamaha M7CL and a Sennheiser G3 IEM system.
Singapore Grand Prix
Friday 30th September 2011
I was hired last weekend to mix monitors for Boy George who was booked to perform at the Singapore Grand Prix. The bill also featured Linkin Park, Shakira, Shaggy, Rick Astley amongst other worldwide acts. Local Singapore company Unusual Productions provided 2 PM5Ds, an EV XLC line array, Nexo PS15 monitor wedges and Sennheiser G2 IEMs.
End of Summer
Friday 30th September 2011
August and September this year have been busier than ever, including spots with Kim Wilde and Howard Jones at the Rewind Festival, a fleeting trip to Sicily mixing monitors for Boy George, mixing FOH on the Lambanana Stage at the Mathew Street Festival over the August bank holiday weekend and FOH at the 'In The Woods' festival in Kent.