Hello… Just to say — still here, and still doing the sound engineering and PA hire in the Manchester / North West area…. Got some nice lighting as well… Give us a shout if you’re looking for a sound engineer for any upcoming gigs and events!
We’ve got a new 2kW PA system, and are using it for the first time to do sound for Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine at a beer festival in central Manchester this Saturday..
Sorry for the long period without an update. The PA hire is going well. We have been doing sound and PA for lots of gigs and events in Manchester. We provided the PA for a wedding in North Manchester, featuring the Hatstand Medicine Band, which was really great fun.
Also looking at doing sound an PA for a stage at the Manchester Eurocultured Festival 2011… Watch this space!
In the City festival was fantastic this year. There was a real buzz about the events, centring on the festival’s Twitter feed.
In the City is traditionally a festival where next year’s acts break – and there were some really great acts I stumbled on this year, without having really seen or heard of them before.
Highlights were the Kill van Kulls, who I’d heard on All FM a few times, but had never seen live. Also enjoyed Crystal Castles, D/R/U/G/S and Mount Kimble — all acts which have a dancier vibe.
There were some gems at the Band on the Wall, including Ruth Theodore, Seerauber Jenny and Tim and Sam — all introduced by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson.
I did the sound engineering and PA hire for a really interesting gig at the John Ryland’s library on Saturday. It was a great venue to be doing sound in — beautiful, if slightly strange, acoustics, and an amazing space.
It was an acoustic gig, with three North West-based acts – Becca Williams, JP Cooper, and Karima Francis.
There should be more gigs at the library in future – I’ll keep you posted!