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.
Thursday 28th July 2011
July again has been back-to-back, with jobs including a number of shows at the Emporio Armani store in Bond Street (featuring acoustic sets by Plan B and the Pierces), Alice Cooper's new album launch at The Ivy club in London, Hurts at T In The Park, Howard Jones at Festival Too in King's Lynn as well as the regular Kim Wilde shows around Europe.
Tuesday 14th June 2011
Things have been busy for me recently, with a variety of different jobs including the Isle Of Wight Festival with Boy George, a show on a cruise liner off the coast of Cannes and the after-show of the Gerry Weber Tennis Open in Germany with Kim Wilde, a corporate event in the Royal Courts Of Justice and a private Ceilidh in Waterloo.
Friday 20th May 2011
This week, I was hired as system engineer for the 56th Ivor Novello awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Dobson Sound Productions provided the audio package for this prestigious annual event celebrating the very best of British songwriting.
Kim Wilde German Tour
Saturday 26th February 2011
I am currently on tour mixing monitors for Kim Wilde on her 'Come Out And Play' tour. The tour takes in 10 dates across Germany over 2 weeks in venues ranging from 1500-3000 capacity. Public reaction so far has been overwhelming. Soundhouse of Germany are supplying a Yamaha PM5D console and Sennheiser 2000 IEM system, in addition to a Yamaha PM5D-RH FOH console and L'Acoustics dV-DOSC arrays.