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Princess Theatre and Sterts Arts Centre

Well, I said I was hoping I’d be working in the Princess Theatre again, I didn’t expect it to be so soon. Not that I’m complaining mind. This time it was for two tribute acts, BeeGees and ABBA. Pretty much a standard affair, lots of glam and glitter, just the way the punters like it. Oh, and big inflatable platforms!

Appears I’m having some technical issues regarding media atm. Pictures will be following shortly.

Sterts was a little different, although just as professional and friendly. A smaller affair, it’s an open air auditorium that has had a cover fitted, think a big tent. A natural reverb chamber, great for drama, not so much for music. Oh well, you work with what you’ve got and even if I do say so myself, I did a great job.

That’s some more work and more gigs under the belt. Taken nearly 10 years to get regular respectable work as a sound engineer (that pays) but it paid off in the end.

BMAD Festival 2013

Woah, now with Uni out the way I’ve started working gigs again and the first one was BMAD 2013. BMAD or Bikers Make A Difference is a charity organisation that raises money for local charities such as : Sick and disabled children and their families/carers of Torbay, Devon Air Ambulance and St John Ambulance.

You can find the full details here. http://www.bmad.co.uk/

Bands and their webpages after the jump.

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Retrospect – Graphics for a Band

Why all the Graphics work? I was approached by a Devon based band by the name of Brace For A Fall who asked if I could digitise a picture that had been drawn for them and during the process clean it up. Not a major task.

The image was given to me on an A3 piece of tracing paper, already inked. I scanned the image into the computer and used Adobe Illustrator to vectorize (is that a word?) the image so that it could be resized with ease. After some clean up the image was ready to pass on.

Results,
The band were happy with the work.
I confirmed to myself that graphics work is not something I wish to go into as much fun as I have doodling and creating pieces for my own amusement. Having to ‘work’ is not fun. =P I’ll stick at the audio work I think.

Retrospect – BMAD 2010

BMAD – Bikers Make A Difference is a charity run event in which there is a fair and bike show down in plymouth for a weekend.

Another Monitor and Crew job, some great bands and great atmosphere.

Fri 30th April 2010

The ZZ TOPS
FUNK 54 
24 CARAT PURPLE 

Sat 1st MAY 2010

WINTER IN EDEN (Really Good Goth/Rock act)
GOLIATH
GENTLEMEN OF DISTORTED SOUND (Great band)
INDIGO CHARLIE
JUNKYARD PREACHERS
BULLET N CHAINS
LIVIN IN A VALVE STATE (These lads outdid themselves, get better every time I see them)
STIPE

Sun 2nd MAY 2010

DISSONANCE – Last minute replacement : THE LUCKINS
FLIPSIDE
THINKING FOR TUESDAY (Good band)
TEQUILA ROCKIN’BIRD (Good band)
DODGEY PRACTICE

Retrospect – Thunder MCC Festival

Due to things being a little quiet I thought I’d look back at some of the work I’ve done and show it off here. In my new section ‘retrospect’.

So during the weekend 16th-18th of July 2010 there was a festival at Powderham Castle, Exeter.

This particular event was a rather big step in the audio world for me as during this weekend I was 2nd and Main Monitor Engineer for the likes of

Oliver/Dawson SAXON
MONSTERS OF BRITISH ROCK (Ex members of Whitesnake/Thunder/Wishbone Ash)
THE BEAT
BELLADONA
THE QUAILS
KITTY AND THE LOST BOYS
THE WILDCARDS
STEViE
THE GROUNDHOGS
T.V.SMITH

Plus a good deal more. Long weekend of crewing and engineering but was fun, if a little wet to start with.