Skan had a gentle start to September but Sunday 14th was a great example of the work Skan can and does do. Although still not at full stretch, this day saw Skan involved to varying degrees with three interesting one-off events in the capital.
September 14th was the show day for Jeff Lynne’s ELO as part of the Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park event. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ernv4f/acts/amnbj5#p026c48r
Working for The Production Office and starting rehearsals at Cato Music on September 1st, Skan provided a pair of DiGiCo SD7s on an optical loop with two shared SD-racks. Monitor output devices included d&b M2s and Sennheiser SR2050 transmitters with over sixty EK2000-IEM packs. Looking after the complex monitoring requirements was Steve Lutley, ably assisted by Glen Fuller.
FOH duties were handled by Gary Bradshaw (also providing stems for the fantastic broadcast mix). FOH minder was Onno Ooms with Skan’s Liam Tucker dealing with the roughly 100 inputs from stage. These included the thirty strings of the BBC Concert Orchestra, all close mic’d with DPA 4099s.
A little north of Hyde Park, David Gray was performing at the iTunes festival in The Roundhouse. Repeating the touring work Skan did earlier in the summer, this was a one-off date for David in the middle of an extensive USA tour. As previously, the two engineers, Graham Pattison and Jamie Hickey used DiGiCo SD10s and were assisted by Rob Wilkins.
And, to the east, James Blunt performed at the Invictus Games. Engineers Mike Hornby & Gerry Wilkes were assisted by Skan’s Scott Essen.
A very successful day for Skan and our clients. Thanks to all involved.