• Simon Horn

    www.purplelighting.co.uk

    +44 (0)7968498271

    I have spent most my time touring since 2012 but I also work closely for several lighting companies and production houses (GLS, HSL, Production North, MCL, Electric Fly Productions, Kaotic Noise.....). Both in desig for my own shows but also as a Programmer/Operator for other LD’s, such as Pete Barns and Dave Lee.

    I have Designed and/or Programmed/Operated for acts including Anastacia, Olly Murs, Westlife, Alison Moyet, The Pouges, Peter Andre, 5ive, B*Witched, Blue, 911, The Honeys, A1, Liberty X and at Festivals such as Cream25, Shiiine On, IOW Festival, Global Gathering, Beautiful Days, Hop Farm, Larmer Tree Festival, End of the Road, Big Chill...to creating Full Design, Pre Production Data and show Programming/Operation for corporate events such as banquets and conferences from a few hundred to several thousand delegates.

    Currently my desk of choice is a Chamsys MagicQ of which I own a MQ500 and the compact range MQ80 and MQ40, the brilliant thing about the compact range is that they are a complete console that I can take easily on a plane, thus I can make sure I always have my desk of choice with me. MagicQ is a very powerful desk that takes the best of Avo, Hog and Grandma and puts it into a very stable and quick access environment. However I am also no stranger to Hog or Avolites Titan desks.

    I am highly competent with other technologies, such as : Media servers (MagicHD, Hippo, Ai,) and RGB Colour LASER Systems. All of which I am skilled at fully integrating together.

    Design concepts also expand past the main lighting rigs, but also integrating video screens, set and creating custom fabricated items integrated with LED tape. Used well LED tape creates interesting high impact looks at fantastic value.

    PERSONALITY

    I pride myself on being friendly, reliable, trustworthy, calm & collected with strong time management and direction skills, thus making me a prime candidate for both corporate and touring/concert/festival work.

    TRAINING

    Over the years I have picked up many tickets and completed plenty of training courses including the following :

    - Health & Safety Passport

    - IPAF MEWP

    -PASMA Scaff Tower

    - Total Fabrications Rigging for the Entertainment Industry

    - Class C Driving Licence

     

    HUMBLE BEGININGS

    I joined this industry back in 2000, my first paid gig being at a local festival (Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival) as house LD with the late James Brown as headliner. I ended up supporting the festival until its close in 2011.

    I continued only working part time, as at the time I was working in IT as a consultant for the education sector, this progressed up to managing large networks and teams of technicians along with full design & project management.....in 2006 I woke up and decided I just didn’t want to do that anymore, so I left and began to work on my freelance career as a lampy.  

  • Mini CV

     Concert / Touring / Festival

    • Anastacia Evolution Tour 2018 - LD
    • Aston Merrygold 2018 - LD (operated by Amy Barnet)
    • Anastacia Ultimate Collection Tour 2017 - LD
    • Aston Merrygold 2017 - LD (Operated by Amy Barnet)
    • Cream25 2017 - LD
    • Shiiine On 2017 - LD
    • IOW 2017 BigTop - LD (Operated by Grum Leesmith)
    • Anastacia Ultimate Collection Tour 2016 - LD
    • Shiiine On 2016 - LD
    • IOW 2016 BigTop - LD (Operated by Grum Leesmith)
    • Olly Murs 2016 Fusion Festival - Programmer/Operator
    • Anastacia Resurection Australia Tour 2015 - LD
    • IOW 2015 BigTop - LD
    • Anastacia Resurection Europe Tour 2015 - LD
    • Anastacia Resurection Europe Tour 2014 - LD
    • IOW 2014 BigTop - Programmer Operator
    • Gloabal Gathering 2014 - Programmer Operator
    • Greenbelt Festival Main Stage 2014 - Programmer Operator
    • End of The Road Festival 2014 Big Top - Programmer Operator
    • Alison Moyet 2014 - Programer Operator (Depping for Ali Pike)
    • Olly Murs 2014 - Various corporate shows - LD (Design by Pete Barns)
    • Olly Murs Australia Tour 2013 - LD
    • Olly Murs Japan Tour 2013 - LD
    • Olly Murs Europe Tour 2013 - LD
    • Big Reunion Arena Christmas Tour 2013 - Programmer/Operator (Design by Pete Barns)
    • Big Reunion Arena Tour 2013 - Programmer/Operator (Design by Pete Barns)
    • Beautiful Days Festival Big Top 2013 - Programmer/Operator
    • Greenbelt Festival Main Stage 2013 - Programmer/Operator
    • End of the Road Festival Big Top 2013 - Programmer/Operator
    • Westlife Farewell Tour 2012 - Operator (Design by Dave Lee)
    • Westlife China Tour 2012 - Programmer/Operator
    • Borgore @ Global Gathering 2012 - Programmer/Operator
    • Hop Farm Festival Big Top 2012 - Programmer/Operator
    • Beautiful Days Festival Big Top 2012 - Programmer/Operator
    • Greenbelt Festival Main Stage 2012 - Programmer/Operator
    • End of the Road Festival Big Top 2012 - Programmer/Operator
    • Peter Andrea @ Kempton Park Race Course 2011 - Programmer/Operator
    • Beautiful Days Festival Big Top 2012 - Programmer/Operator
    • Greenbelt Festival Main Stage 2012 - Programmer/Operator
    • End of the Road Festival Big Top 2012 - Programmer/Operator
    • Beautiful Days Festival Big Top 2012 - Programmer/Operator
    • Greenbelt Festival Main Stage 2012 - Programmer/Operator
    • End of the Road Festival Big Top 2011 - Programmer/Operator
    • Beautiful Days Festival Big Top 2011 - Programmer/Operator
    • Greenbelt Festival Main Stage 2011 - Programmer/Operator
    • End of the Road Festival Big Top 2011 - Programmer/Operator
    • Big Chill Festival 2011 Cosmos Stage - Programmer/Operator
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2011 - LD
    • The Pogues European Tour 2010 - Programmer/Operator
    • Beautiful Days Festival Big Top 2010 - Programmer/Operator
    • Greenbelt Festival Main Stage 2010 - Programmer/Operator
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2010 - LD
    • Greenbelt Festival Main Stage 2009 - Programmer/Operator
    • Beautiful Days Festival Big Top 2009 - Programmer/Operator
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2009 - LD
    • Greenbelt Festival Main Stage 2008 - Programmer/Operator
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2008 - LD
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2007 - LD
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2006 - LD
    • Rox On The Prom Festival 2006 - LD
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2005 - LD
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2004 - LD
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2003 - LD
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2002 - LD
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2001 - LD
    • Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival 2000 - LD