Wednesday 1st December 2010
I am currently working as production sound engineer for the Qdos production of 'Jack And The Beanstalk', starring Bobby Davro at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford. Thames Audio supplied a Funktion One system comprising of Resolution 2's, F81 fills, an AX88 centre fill and F-118 / Resolution 18 subs all powered by MC2 E-475 amplifiers with Sennheiser G3 radio and MKE2 microphones.
Sunday 21st November 2010
I have been involved in 2 charity shows this week. The first was the 'Amber Rocks' event for the charity Amber featuring Eddie Jordan and the Robbers, Finbar Furey, Rick Parfitt Jr and Graffiti Classics. I mixed FOH for this event. The second was the annual 'Wooden Spoon Ball', this year being a Moulin Rouge themed spectacular at the Hilton Park Lane, for which I mixed monitors. Capital Sound Hire supplied a Yamaha M7CL and low-profile Martin Audio LE12J wedges on stage.
Howard Jones at the O2
Monday 8th November 2010
This weekend I mixed monitors for Howard Jones at the Indigo2, performing his classic albums 'Human's Lib' and 'Dream Into Action' in their entirety.
Tuesday 26th October 2010
Recent jobs have included 'In The Woods' festival in Kent, recording a Jim Davidson show in Dartford, rigging PA for A-Ha and Ocean Colour Scene at the Royal Albert Hall and fashion events at Emporio Armani and Louis Vuitton stores in central London.
Mathew Street Festival
Tuesday 31st August 2010
I was employed over the bank holiday weekend to mix FOH and monitors on the Water Street stage at the Mathew Street Festival. This free 2-day gig in the centre of Liverpool and run by Liverpool City Council featured 6 stages and was very well attended. From The Jam, Billy J. Kramer and Ska Wars featured on the stage among others. Capital Sound Hire supplied a Yamaha M7CL with LE1500 wedges on stage and a Meyer Sound Mica / 600HP FOH rig.
Tuesday 17th August 2010
I spent the past weekend at the one-day Milk Festival in Ireland, mixing monitors for Sam Fox and her band. The festival, held at Ballinlough Castle about 60 minutes outside of Dublin, is Europe's first LGBT outdoor festival. Also on the bill were Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Seb Fontaine and Alexandra Burke.
Here & Now
Monday 9th August 2010
The last 2 weekends have been spent mixing monitors for Boy George at the multi-artist 'Here & Now' shows in Scarborough and Ascot Racecourse. The shows feature up to 10 80's stars in a 3-4 hour show, both of which were very well attended. Visit the website for more info.
Kim Wilde - Back To The 80's
Sunday 18th July 2010
I was hired to mix monitors for Kim Wilde this weekend at the 'Back To The 80's' festival in the beautiful grounds of Audley End House near Saffron Walden. In addition, I mixed monitors for Howard Jones who was on the same bill. Also performing was Rick Astley and T'Pau.
Cannizaro Park Festival 2010
Tuesday 6th July 2010
This annual festival held on Wimbledon Common is in full swing again after a 1-year absence, and once again, I am looking after sound. This year's acts include soul legend Mica Paris, comedian Rufus Hound and Formula 1 pundit Eddie Jordan with his band amongst others. Thames Audio, as regular supplier to the festival installed 2x Yamaha M7CLs and an L'Acoustics dV-DOSC / SB28 FOH rig. The festival runs until 17th July.
Monday 7th June 2010
Starting last weekend at the Esbjerg 80'er Rock Festival in Denmark, I resumed my former job of monitor mixer for Boy George. Further dates over the summer include Glastonbury, B1 Maximum Club in Moscow and the Rewind Festival in Henley-on-Thames.