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.
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.
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
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.
Concert / Touring / Festival
Anastacia Evolution Tour 2018 - LD
Cream Weekender 2018 - LD
Shiiine On 2018 - LD
Aston Merrygold 2018 - LD (operated by Amy Barnet)