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Rock Choir Christmas Show 2019

Lighting & Sound Services were asked to provide Sennheiser condenser microphones to reinforce the sound at Cambridge, Huntingdon and St. Neots’ Rock Choir event in December 2019. The event saw group and solo performances from over 100 members and took place at the Storeys Field Centre in Eddington, Cambridge.

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Henge @ Cambridge Junction

Lighting & Sound Services were recently asked to provide a small floor package of 2 way moles and Martin Atomic strobes for Henge at Cambridge Junction to support their out of this world performance. Some photos from social media are below:

Amy-Leigh Academy of Dance Gala Show

Lighting & Sound Services provided technical services for the Amy-Leigh Academy of Dance birthday gala performance. The show featured 22 acts from tots to teens in a variety of dance genres. Vari*Lite and ETC Source 4 fixtures were provided to support the show, as well as backdrop projection, sponsor advertising projection and full lighting and sound production.

The show was a great success. Unfortunately due to the age of the performers, we are unable to reproduce any photos from the show.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire – A Night at the Opera

Lighting & Sound Services were recently asked to provide sound reinforcement for a private charity event, featuring an outdoor performance from musicians from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, Greenwich. The challenge here was to provide subtle sound reinforcement for opera, which is not normally amplified, in an outdoor setting.

We provided a Midas M32 desk and Sennheiser condenser mics for distant micing with some subtle EQ and effects to bring the feel of opera to the grounds of the event. Modest monitoring was provided – just enough for the musicians to be confident in their performance whilst not being rock’n’roll.

The event was a great success; some photos below:

 

My Name is Ann

Lighting & Sound Services were recently contacted to design lighting for Bassingbourn Village College’s devised piece ‘My Name is Ann’. The performance was an abstract drama and movement piece with inspiration taken from Shakespeare’s sonnets.

As well as design for the piece, we supplemented the available lighting rig with ETC Source 4 profiles, ETC Source 4 PARs, Prolights StudioCOB fixtures and Vari*Lite moving spots. Some photos are below:

Barnadiston Hall – equipment update

Lighting & Sound Services were brought in to update the equipment at Barnadiston Hall Prep School. The school, set in the Suffolk countryside, was having problems with nearly 3 dozen radio mics and an ageing analog sound desk, all being driven by novice students and staff with limited knowledge of audio. The school had purchased a digital desk but was unsure how to use it to best effect.

Working to a tight deadline of the annual summer musical production, we removed the analog desk and set up the new digital desk. The mountain of Trantec ratio mics were rationalised to 24 units with proper frequency coordination to reduce RF problems. We provided replacement mic capsules for damaged transmitters – one of the problems the school faced.

We also installed an Allen & Heath AR0804 stage box to allow key players in the band to be connected in to the PA system, for a more balanced sound in the room. Part of this work included supply and installation of DI boxes, data cabling, and a pair of 10″ coaxial stage monitors in order to give the band a clear feed of the stage dialogue and independent control of lead piano.

Training was provided to staff and students to cover the fundamentals of sound, how and why certain things happen, and bespoke training on their own Allen & Heath Qu 32. This empowered them to give a polished performance night after night, with no cracking mics, clear, intelligible vocals, and not a hint of feedback! This led to a happy school and happy parents during the 4 night run in June 2019.

Wings of Fire – Cambridge

Building on Wings’ first successful event, Lighting & Sound Services were approached to provide technical production for their Holi celebration event in Cambridge. The event featured a number of acts including solo and duet vocal performances as well as fantastic dance acts.

We provided a range of equipment including mains distribution, Senheiser e900 series microphone, ETC Source 4 profile lanterns, ETC Source 4 PAR lanterns, Prolights COB LED PAR fixtures and spot and wash luminaries from Vari Lite.

Wings of Fire – Chelmsford

During March, Lighting & Sound service were approached to provide equipment for Wings of Fire’s first Bollywood extravaganza event in Chelmsford. The event saw music and dance from a range of acts.

With a very modest budget, Sennheiser e935 vocal mics, Prolights COB LED PARS and Vari Lite VL2000 spots were provided to compliment the venue’s existing generic rig.

 

Cambridge Chinese New Year 2019

Lighting & Sound Services were approached for yet another year by Cambridge Chinese Community Centre to provide technical production for their new year gala event at the end of January. This event saw a range of acts from traditional dance and music, to more contemporary acts take to the stage.

Amongst other things, Prolights COB fixtures, Sennheiser radio mics and Black Magic SDI converters were used on this event.

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Gig-A-Bull / First of Many

Lighting & Sound Services provided PA equipment, monitoring, microphones and power to Gig-A-Bull’s showcase gig in May 2018. This night brought together two bands set up by music tutor Pascha Milner, mentored by Chris Wong (Toyah Wilcox band) for their first public performances to a packed outdoor venue in Cambridge.

Equipment included Sennheiser 900 series microphones, BSS DI boxes, and mixing equipment by Midas.