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HSL’s project manager Mike Oates says, “It’s good to be back on the road with the Production North team and working alongside production manager Karen Ringland on this. The design is straightforward and uncomplicated, well thought out and works perfectly for the band and the style of presentation”.
The lighting was designed by Peter Barnes. He and show producer Beth Honan – who have previously worked together on Blazing Squad and Girls Aloud – collaborated closely during production rehearsals at Rhyl Pavilion in Wales, together with lighting programmer/operator Dave Lee. Lee is overseeing lighting the show on tour, working alongside HSL technician Johnny Harper.
Barnes had to maximise an expediently sized rig in terms of effect, and says, “HSL as always were extremely helpful in cutting a great deal that allowed plenty of creative latitude”.
The basic visual style combines elements from the television environment that catapulted JLS to fame as runners up on the 2008 series of X-Factor, with a clean More >
Blackburn, UK, based lighting rental company HSL is supplying lighting equipment and crew to Production North for the first arena tour by the UK’s most popular boyband, JLS, with lighting designed by Dave Lee and a lively, entertaining show created by artistic director Beth Honan.
HSL’s project manager is Mike Oates, and this follows on from their work on the band’s first theatre tour earlier in the year. He says, “It’s great to be out with JLS again. Production North has really upped the production values and it’s good to see the band develop and become such a success”.
Lighting equipment includes 160 moving lights – a mixture of Vari*Lites and Robes – including the first of the new Robe LEDWash 600 fixtures, one of many recent new purchases by HSL. The moving lights are distributed over a series of semi-circular trusses above and to the sides of the stage, and across the stage floor and set which was designed by Peter Barnes.
Lee’s lighting design is an all-action montage of colour, movement, drama and spectacle to match the hi octane show, featuring some show-stopping gags like a flying car at the top of the show, a moving catwalk that comes down over the audience, plus a giant More >