Once again we were proud to supply a full ground support, rigging, lighting, video and sound package to the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Awards ceremony at Cowes Yacht Haven.
The annual awards event sees local businesses recognised for a range of awards, including the prestigious Business of the Year award.
In addition to the usual production package, this year also saw us supply a d&B V-series line array system to the event for the first time, with excellent feedback (no pun intended) from both local Chamber of Commerce and the venue management, in what is often regarded as a trick room in which to achieve a good result.
80s band Doctor & The Medics provided the evening's entertainment.
Bonfire night saw us supplying PA towers and PA for 15,000 revellers who descended on Waltham Forest's annual fireworks display.
We supplied a 20 box d&B J-series system to the event, with 8x B2 subs. Previously the council had had issues with noise in the lead up to the event, in addition to audio coverage issues. Aware of both issues, and also acutely aware that the council offices back onto the site, we had a limited window of opportunity to align and adjust the system between the council offices closing and gates opening. Despite this, the event was a huge success, with feedback from both revellers and the council praising the quality of the sound at the event.
Sharing the same site as the previous weekend's Jack Up The 80s event, this year's Garlic Festival saw 90s star Chesney Hawkes headline the event.
Once again we supplied a full production package for the event, which saw a number of local and regional bands take to the stage to entertain the thousands of visitors who pass through the gates for the Garlic-fuelled family weekend.
What a week! On top of our commitments at shows across the Island (including Cowes Week, The Needles' Magic in the Skies and V-Dub Island) we've also supplied a complete production package for the very first Jack Up The 80s festival held in Newchurch.
The stage package was our flagship SR1008 system, complete with LED screen wings, including a basic lighting package. We also supplied an all-analogue control system for audio, including 8 way Sennheiser G3 IEM system, 6 way Shure UHF-R radio mic system plus a full mics/DI package for the 11-band two-day lineup, culminating with 80s headliners Heaven 17.
Today sees the start of our month-long residency at The Needles Park on the Isle of Wight with our SR0605 6m x 5m stage for their Magic In The Skies series of events.
Elsewhere the summer season is in full swing with equipment at various locations in Cowes for Cowes Week 2013, and the first of the equipment just headed down for the very first Jack Up The 80s event to be held down in Newchuch. More details on this one coming soon!
Normally most phone calls we get are from clients who wonder if their project is too big to handle, but for once the conversation was about as far removed from that as possible.
The challenge was to create a very small structure, to support a 700kg screen to be sited in an open-fronted, seaward-facing marquee in a waterfront location, for the evenings of entertainment following racing for the Swan Europe Regatta held in Cowes in July.
The structure was also to be built into a stage (which we supplied) but which had to be kept to a minimal height itself, which created other challenges in concealing the bracing and ballast required to keep the LED screen in the correct position.
The brief: to create a temporary (even more temporary than most ground supports are!) ground support to assist with the building and lifting into place of two LED screens which will remain for a summer season of events at London's Canary Wharf.
Owing to weight restrictions over the grass-covered park that sits nestled amongst the high-rise finance and investment powerhouses that make up Canary Wharf, traditional materials handling plant was not a possibility to assist with the screen construction. We specifically designed and built a Eurotruss HD34-based structure which raised the two 1.5 tonnne screens into place and could then be dismanted around the finished construction.
Meet our new range of LED screen structures, available in 4m, 4.5m, 5m, 5.5m and 6m widths, fresh into stock and already out at their first event of the year: Round the Island Race.
Designed specifically to keep the screen as close to the audience as possible, whilst still minimising the amount of ballast requirements, these structures are already generating a huge amount of interest with LED screen rental houses around the UK.
These supplement our existing traditional H-base and goalpost structures already available.