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  • 2011 Round Up

    Posted on December 31st, 2011 No comments

    Right then it’s that time of year again. I can’t believe how quickly this year as gone. It only seems like yesterday I was in South Africa on holiday in the sun, and now a year has past in the blink of an eye! And what a year it was been.

    It started with one the best get in’s ever I imagine there will ever be, putting Ghost in Manchester. Installing over 225 speakers, our epic bowling nights, and alot of drinks. As well as then being part of the team to move that to its home in the west end. A big thanks to Tony and Simon for getting me involved, and Dan, Stu, Hedges and Mike for guiding me through it!

    I have done a more CSE’s than ever this year in 7 tours. When ever people say what are you favourite jobs, I say these without hesitation and we’ve had some great shows this year A big thanks go to Charlie and Leila at Capital, as well as everyone at CSE and all the people I’ve toured with this year or that we’ve performed to! Hopefully there will be more to come next year.

    I have had some great gigs with my very good friend Chris Bogg @ dBS Solutions. We’ve done sound for the England vs Wales rugby international, another year of Liverpool Lantern Festival and Warrington Music Festival both with continued success. We’ve done full production on the 911 reunion concert (one of the best gigs I mixed all year!) and many others. Here’s to another great year at dBS.

    I was able to be a part of a new look Assembly fringe setup, which all went much smoother than I could have imagined. Thanks go to the team: Mark Sawyer, Mike and Davey and for what seems to have been another successful year.

    I have completed corporate work, not mentioned on my blog in detail for Delta, Sterling Event Group and Stagetex for end clients such as Santander, Adidas and Toyota. Thanks particularly go to Lee Dennison and Mark Sawyer @ Delta, Ben Marshall and Richard Bowyer @ Sterling Event Group and Pete Van Nest @ Stagetex.

    And finally but by no means least a big thanks has to go to both Brew and Tim Speight, for pushing alot of work my way this and indeed next year. There was installing Yes Prime Minister both on tour and west end and doing the UK Schools Games for RG Jones. There guidance, and company (preferably with a curry!) is always very welcome, and because of them both I am now going to be part of the team moving Dirty Dancing round the country next year as well as spending a large part of my summer in a place start with the postcode SW19. A big thank you to your both.

    Anyway before this turns into an Oscar speech and I start thanking my mum, i’ll go. Next year is already shaping up to be even bigger and better this this, especially as I will be finally completing my move to London.

    Thanks again to everyone for a great 2011, here’s to a great 2012