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Leading UK lighting and visuals rental company HSL continued its energetic working relationship with lighting / visuals designer Steve Bewley and the band Enter Shikari, supplying lighting and video equipment to the latest shows on their “Flash Flood of Colour” world tour.
Bewley has worked for Enter Shikari for the last five years. They are among the hardest working artists on the live circuit, bringing their unique highly adrenalized electro-metal sounds and stage performances to a loyal and enthusiastic international fanbase.
Around 18 months ago, HSL came on-board to supply equipment for their UK and European work after Bewley was impressed by the people, equipment, service and attitude of the Blackburn based operation.
“We needed a complete solutions company for lighting and visuals … and HSL was a great choice,” he states.
HSL’s project manager Mike Oates says, “We love working with Steve and the band. The ideas are always fresh and interesting and the shows are full-on, lively, fun and innovative – both musically and visually”.
The stage design concept for this section of the Flash Flood tour was an evolution from previous incarnations and derivative from the distinctive More >
Bewley produced a hi-energy, full-on light-show to match the band’s exciting and renowned boisterous live performances which mix metal, punk, dance and loudness in a unique fusion sometimes dubbed ‘electronicore’.
The “A Flash Flood of Colour” tour started in Europe where it played slightly smaller venues, so the lighting rig was designed to be flexible enough to expand and contract to cover these, plus both an A and a B configuration for the UK, again based on the size of venue, the largest of which was Hammersmith Apollo.
Mike Oates project managed for HSL. Bewley has worked with the Blackburn based company on several previous projects including for Maximo Park, The Darkness and Dizzy Rascal (operating Andy Hurst’s design) and says, “Mike is brilliant, no matter what crazy vision I have Mike is always on hand to help put it in to practice. I must say the service. the equipment and the people are great at HSL. They absolutely bend over backwards to provide whatever you need before and during any tour”.
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