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HSL supplied all lighting equipment and crew to Loudsound Productions for Fatboy Slim’s Beach Boutique 4 event, which saw the legendary DJ deliver an awesome homecoming performance for 20,000 fans on Brighton Beach last weekend.
Lighting designer Steven Abbiss worked closely with visuals director Tim Fleming to create some seriously spectacular optical magic that captured the energy and excitement of the show in a wave of creative eloquence. The event was blessed by glorious sunshine during the day as the south Coast basked in the remnants of an Indian summer .
Beach Boutique 4 was project managed for HSL by Mike Oates, who says, “It was great to be working with the Loudsound team again including Lee Charteris (Event and Fatboy production manager) and John Gray (stage manager)”.
The lighting design was based on maximising the feeling of available space and adding to the perception of stage width with 4 drop truss ‘wings’ outrigged each side of the front stage support towers. Starting at the top, these measured 15, 12, 10 and 8 ft respectively, and were equidistantly spaced at 5 ft intervals.
The only onstage trusses were a sub hung 45 ft front truss above Fatboy’s DJ More >
It’s the first time that HSL has worked on this hugely popular, high profile automotive extravaganza - a unique, highly entertaining mix of theatre, hair raising stunts, and powerful, hot-rodded, bespoke very special performance cars.
HSL was awarded the contract to supply the lights following a competitive tender process. While Steve had not worked with them before, he had heard that the award winning Blackburn company had “Really upped their game” in the last couple of years, and had also received several recommendations from others.
HSL’s project Manager Thor Andre Saether (Spantax) comments, “With HSL being a company full of “petrol-heads” there was a lot of excitement here when we got the job, and as it progressed we were not let down! Working with Steve and his team has been a great experience. They have been very involved in coming up with the best possible solutions for all the challenges a show like this presents. I went down to see the first show in Birmingham and would highly More >
Blackburn UK based lighting & visuals rental company HSL supplied lighting equipment and LED screens to the first production tour for the UK’s newest boyband sensation, One Direction, who have just completed a totally sold out 6-week UK arena/theatre tour!
HSL was working for Production North, who asked Lighting Designer Dave Lee to create a lighting design for the tour, working alongside show producer Louise Doyle. Together, they helped deliver a lively and entertaining performance to One Direction’s young and hugely enthusiastic audience – renowned for their aggregate screaming efforts to tip the 130 dB mark – enough to give any PA a run for its money!!!
HSL’s project manager Mike Oates comments, “We were very happy to be working with production director Steve Levitt, production manager Mike Clegg and the team from Production North again, who always produce a great live show with real entertainment value. We were also able to offer an integrated and efficient technical package encompassing both lighting and LED screens.”
In 2011, HSL made its first major investment in LED screen, purchasing large quantities of Martin EC10 and EC20 surface, some of which was utilised for this More >
Leading UK lighting and visual rentals specialist HSL’s mega busy spring and early summer season continues, supplying lighting, Kinesys automation system and crew to another high profile artist – International operatic / pop vocal superstars Il Divo.
The massively successful ‘crossover’ group who have made this popular genre their own have just completed the first full production UK and European leg of their “Wicked Game” World tour.
It was HSL’s first tour with the band, after being brought on-board by tour director and production manager Andy Proudfoot.
Lighting designer Matt Pitman started work with Il Divo for this tour following a one-off stadium show in Paraguay at the end of 2011 in front of 36,000 people. His design has brought additional vibrancy and vitality to the stunning set and screen elements that are part of artistic director Brian Burke’s visual concept.
Matt is very pleased to be working with HSL again, where the tour is project managed by the uber project manager Mike Oates. Pitman has been involved in various projects with Blackburn based HSL, and comments, “What can I say – an absolutely brilliant company! Their attitude, standards and work ethics are More >