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  1. Summer 17

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    I've had a very busy summer this year with some exciting opportunities that have come my way!

    Its been great to work on some high profile shows on the UB40 tour with ESS, and getting to know their family. I could not have asked to work with a better bunch of people. They were long days, but we were well looked after. Not only that but Indie Tracks was great this year too, where I worked for XAS LTD. It may have been a busy couple of weeks, but monitor engineering the main stage at Indie Tracks is a pleasure, as the bands are so polite and well behaved. The relaxed atmosphere also makes it a joy to work! The only down side was having to dig the multicore out of the ground!

    The usual small festivals have been great this year. We've always been blessed with the weather and had a good turn out at the shows. It seems all the audience members and bands are always very pleased, which is great news. 

    There was, however, an issue at one particular festival where the power provided wasn't suitable. We always ask for separate power wherever possible, but the bar was running on the same supply, so when the chillers kicked in, the power tripped! Nevertheless, we managed to overcome the problem and it didn't effect the day on a large scale, there was only minimal disruption to the day's proceedings.

    All in all its been a good season! A very busy season perhaps, but I cant complain.

  2. Bearded Theory 2017

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    This past weekend at Bearded Theory Festival, I was once again working on the Woodland Stage for Beefstock PA Hire. The headline act was Reverend and The Makers. It was another successful festival and I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the production. The team are really friendly and the bands are good fun too!

    The Lighting guys always take good care of us, providing us with crew BBQ's and socials at the end of the show, which are always a good way to relax and reflect on the day. 

    The main difference this year to previous years I have worked was the oppotunity to use my own full Front of House mixing set up. This was added to the already existing processing that we have used before. It was a great test for both the board and the new processing. I find a festival is always the best way to get to know new gear.

    All the guest engineers were pleased with the equipment they were walking up to. 

    I got to mix some great bands, and was lucky enough this year to spend most of my time at mix position and getting to know the equipment. I think I had the best job of the weekend, playing with the new toys!

    I look forward to the oppotunity of working it again next year.