Maribou State are a fantastic electronic music duo consisting of Chris Davids and Liam Ivory along with vocalists Holly Walker and Jono McCleery. Purple Lighting joined forces with them for their sold out show at the 02 Brixton Academy in March 2019, Simon created an impressive design to deliver solid audience captivating looks while creating moody on stage drama collaborated with video content.
With no production rehearsals Simon diligently fully pre-programmed to timecode using Capture in the [...]
Rather than relying on an installation company to perform a design for your venue, Purple Lighting can create unbiased lighting designs for club, bar and similar venue types.
As an independent designer, installation design will be created based on ideal fixture choices rather than what an installation company can make the most mark-up on. Our installation light shows will never go un noticed and create drama and atmosphere regardless of who is operating the control systems.
Programming of the [...]
Simon wanted to create a serious wow factor design that sucked the audiences attention towards the DJ, while at the same time delivering an euphoric atmosphere and an immersive experience.
With no idea on what songs would lay ahead the Chamsys Stadium MQ500 lighting console was heavily programmed with easy to grab sequences and effects. The luxury of pre defined cue stacks and time code was never to be an option!
It was so hard to choose from all the videos that were taken, so pretty much[...]
Simon has been designing for Anastacia since 2014 with much of each year spent on the road with her. Tours included Resolution, Ultimate Collection and now 2018 Evolution tour.
Simon has designed both lighting and set. Total Fabrications fabricated set pieces to Simon's design for both the Ultimate Collection Tour and the Evolution Tour; he then himself added pixel LED tape to these pieces. Shows have ranged from 1000-6000 capacity venues with some shows introducing a full orchestra, thus it has[...]
2013 & 2014 saw Simon touring with Olly Murs. Simon Programmed and Operated the arena tour which Pete Barns designed. Simon went on too look after the design elements as well for the following Europe, Japan and Australian tours.
Olly brought Simon into the limelight on a number of occasions thought the tour, Olly pranked Simon into doing his best Mick Jagger dance to the entire audience. You can see this moment on the you tube video here.
2013 saw the return of pop acts : Five, 911, Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, Blue, Honeyz and Liberty X as post a television show they embarked arena tours in May and December 2013.
This was designed by Pete Barns, Simon programmed both lighting and video content on a Chamsys MQ100 console.
2012 touring with Westlife. The first tour was around China that was programmed and operated by Simon Horn on a Chamsys MagicQ. This followed on to the "Farewell Tour," an arena and stadium tour around the UK designed and programmed by Dave Lee on a Full Boar Hog, operated by Simon Horn.