Live Sound & PA Hire

Live Sound & PA Hire

Image Credit: Ian Wallman / IWPhotographic

As a sound engineer over the last 20 years I’ve had the privilege to work with some great artists, and in some unusual and challenging places, from venues such as the King’s Place, Brighton Dome and Southbank Centre to festivals such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Womad, from abandoned warehouses to major UK concerts halls.

I’ve mixed many genres from noise to music theatre, experimental sound art to jazz, contemporary classical, electronica, Indian classical and many other non-western musics.

I supply high quality PA to a wide range of clients, from conferences to concerts, from art installations to meetings.

Well maintained stocks include equipment from top manufacturers including D & B Audiotechnik, Nexo, AKG, DPA, Neumann and Soundcraft.

I can also score read and am familiar with graphic scores and text-based pieces.

Some clients:

Sound Intermedia

In 2020 I was subcontracted by this internationally renowned company specialising in Contemporary Classical music amplification. I mixed the UK premier of Phil Venables’ opera Dennis and Katya for Music Theatre Wales.

University of Oxford Music Faculty

I provide PA and engineers for a large number of the faculties major public events. Most recently this has included PA and supporting engineers for Qawalli and Bollywood star Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at Oxford Town Hall and PA and engineers for Gaz Coombes with orchestra at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford where I also provided multitrack recording.

Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) Events

Providing equipment hire and sound engineering alongside projection, lighting and specialist crew as a Preferred Supplier for this historic venue.

Turner Sims Concert Hall

I am the principle PA supplier and engineer for this busy yet acoustically challenging concert hall. Shows span a wide range of genres and have included Benjamin Zephaniah, Courtney Pine, Bill Frisell, and Vieux Farka Toure. A distributed system of multiple fills is used to create even coverage over a wide and steep rake for a mix of UK and international touring artists.

Sound UK

Providing equipment hire and sound engineering alongside tour management for several UK tours over the past few years, taking in venues such as Purcell Room (Southbank Centre) and Band on the Wall, Manchester as well as rural tours. I currently tour as sound engineer for their artist June Tabor and her project with Iain Ballamy and Huw Warren, Quercus.

Tomorrow’s Warriors

Providing PA, sound engineering and crew for much of their 2017 and 2018 UK tour of The Jazz Ticket, a project partnering school big bands with professional jazz musicians.

Iain Chamber’s House of Sound

I designed, with sound artist Iain Chambers, the system for this 25 loudspeaker surround sound project premiered outside the Guildhall in central London. The piece charted the history of London through sound with both multi-channel playback and live performers.

Opera North Projects

Providing sound engineering alongside tour management for Jan Bang and Matt Calvert’s live soundtrack to the 1925 silent film Battleship Potemkin.

Audiograft Festival

For the last 8 years I have provided PA, lighting, backline, stage management and sound engineering to this international festival of experimental music and sound art, including octophonic systems and concerts in unusual places.

Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust

Sound engineering and equipment hire for all their public meetings including the provision of loop systems.

Third Ear

Touring sound engineer for Athelas Sinfonietta (Denmark) and Annie Gosfield’s (USA) Fading Frequencies tour.

Tammy Bedford/ New Dimensions

Recording and mixing of a new commission as well as the culminating live show for artist Nathaniel Mann with musicians from the Nepali community in Hampshire, resulting in releases on Antigen Records.

Ran Kan Kan

I regularly engineer and provide PA for this 21 piece Oxford-based Cuban-style band.

Oxford Contemporary Music

As well as being OCM’s production manager and concert progammer I also cover their  events as sound engineer. I’ve mixed Japanese Kotos in arboretums, African Koras in hospitals and everything from Estonian folk to electronica in Oxford’s internationally famous venues.

Other Clients

London Jazz Festival (Press and Partners Launch), Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Newbury Spring Festival, Amber Audio, RNSS, Chipping Norton Theatre, Newbury Corn Exchange, Ian Nolan Events, Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association, Southampton Vedic Society, Southampton Chinese Association, Art Asia, St. George’s Bristol, Unity 101 FM, Herts Jazz Fest, Paul Sparrow Sound, Irregular Folk, Ark-T, Tigmus, [rout], Priddy Folk Festival, Emma’s Trust, Jane Chapman, Kate Halsall, Bushra El Turk, Henley Festival, Artichoke.

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