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Gimme 5 for Kids

A recent fundraiser gig for Gimme 5 for Kids featured some nice LED gear.

4 x Clay Paky B-Eye K20, Martin MAC101, MAC301, Sunstrips and 4 x Martin LC Panels - all programmed + operated by Bryce Mace using a Grand MA2 Lite (now with v3.0 Software).

Nice, compact audio system for this one using Dynacord Cobra 4 and a Soundcraft Si Compact 32 digital desk mixed by Neale Mace.

Hugh Laurie (House) and the Copper Bottom Band

We recently supplied production for Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band's tour of Australia. Lighting designer Chaz Martin used a Martin rig:

16 x Martin MAC700 wash

10 x Martin TW1 Tungsten Wash

17 x Martin MAC700 profile

13 x ETC Profiles

4 x 8 Liters

Control was a Martin M1 console brought by Chaz. 

Our Martin Audio W8LC Line Array was used for PA duties at Canberra (Royal Theatre) and Civic Theatre (Newcastle).

Photo: Troy Constable (this pic State Theatre Sydney)

Korean show at SOH Concert Hall

A recent gig in The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall saw us supplying audio + lighting for a touring Korean act. A great gig with a combination of live band and orchestra played to a sold-out crowd.

Lighting featured - 16 x Martin Vipers, Atomic Strobes, Martin MAC101, Martin MAC301, LED Strip HO, Martin MAC700 wash. Our LD (Bryce Mace) programmed + operated the show using a Grand MA2 Lite + WIng.

Audio used 2 x Digidesign Profiles + 4 x stage racks, EV XW15 wedges, Sennheiser IEM's and Shure UR wireless.

Taronga Twilight Concert Series 2014

Running for all Feb / Mar the Taronga Zoo Twilight Concert series was our gig for the 2nd year running. We supplied a Martin Audio MLA Compact PA and 2 x Yamaha CL5 consoles as well as a compliment of Martin Audio LE1200 wedges. 

Lighting used Martin TW1 wash, MAC250 Entour, SGM X-5 LED Strobes, 24 x Quad 18 LED pars + Unoque hazers. All controlled via our MA2 PC system with Wings.

Acts this year inclued - Fat Freddys Drop, Jimmy Barnes, Dead Daisies, Ross Wilson, Beatnix, Bjorn Again to name a few.


Laneway Festival Sydney

February, so it must be Laneway Festival time. 

We supplied audio + lighting + risers and crew to all stages (except Main Stage PA).

The systems featured our Martin Audio MLA Compact System, Martin Audio W8LC/WS218X system and Martin Wavefront, Profiles, SC48, PM5D's, M7CL's.

Lighting was a toure de force of Martin Vipers, MAC700's, MAC301's, MAC101's, Atomic Strobes, SGM X5 strobes, CS4's + heaps more.

LX desks included our RoadHog Fullboar 4, MA2 Lites, and RoadHog Fullboar 3.

Acts included HAIM, Lorde, Cloud Control and Chvches.

Big Day Out Sydney 2014

We supplied 2 x stages of audio + lighting production for this years Big Day Out in Sydney. For the JBL Sponsored Essential Stage (headlined by The Deftones) we supplied a Martin Audo MLA Compact system. The Headspace stage used a Martin Audio W8LC/WS128X system - this stage featured CSS as the headliner.

Warped Tour (Australia) 2013

Dec 2013 saw us providing production for the Warped Tour (3 x stages of lighting, 2 x stages of audio). Only 6 x shows but a hard slog for the crew with 5-6hr overniters after every gig, 7am loadins and 11am doors.

The Offspring headlined the Main Stage and speced a rig using our Martin Vipers, Clay Paky Sharpy, MAC700, MAC301, LED Strip HO, Martin Atomic Strobes controlled by our new Roadhog 4 Fullboar.

As loadin /setup times were really tight, we opted to use Martin Audio W8C/WSX combinations for PA as a point-and-shoot solution - it also sounds pretty "rock".

Opera in the Vineyards 2013

Oct - We supplied full production for Opera in the Vineyards - a one night event at Wyndham Estate Winery in the Hunter Valley. A 30+ piece orchestra + opera singers in beautiful outdoor setting under a full moon. Our new Martin Audio MLA Compact handled PA duties perfectly to a 3000+ audience. Yamaha CL5's on FOH and monitors. Lighting featured 4 of our new Martin Vipers, Martin TW1's, 2k Fresnels, MAC301's (for uplighting the dome roof) and Molefay duets all controlled from a Grand MA2 Lite.

Parkway Drive Tour

Parkway Drive chose Entertainment Installations to supply production for their latest Australian tour. A great lighting / vison rig using some of our new Martin EC10 LED panels, MAC301, MAC101, Sunstrips and a Roadhog Fullboar + Wing. Audio used a Digidesign Profile at FOH and a Yamaha M7CL on monitors.