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Thanet's Got Talent Finals



Live Talent Event Finals




PA, Amplification, Live Engineering & Stage Management


A fantastic finale to a round of local talent competitions. So lovely to see so much young potential in Thanet and all for a good charitable fund raiser for surgery that is sadly not covered by NHS. Duties included playback, live mixing, stage coordination of 10 finalists, a 6 piece band and intro/interval acts. Stage monitoring and amplification, bass reinforcement, cabling, microphones and stage management duties all supplied for this event. @ The Pavilion, Broadstairs June 2019



Alfresco Festival 2019



Alfresco


Dry Hire, Setup & Stage Management


A second year for me working Alfresco festival. Pleasure all round delivered by some incredible talent and DJs who have attained 'legend' status. Justin Roberston, Bill Brewster and Bushwacka all gracing the stage I was charged with. Funktion One Res 2s, amplifiers, lighting and cabling also supplied. The weather even held out until the final day as well. Job undertaken with and for Zion Audio Productions. May 2019






Ford GO Further 04



FORD Go Further

Touchscreen Interactive Programming


First away trip of the year. Ford took over the iconic Sugar Factory venue in Amsterdam for their 4th GO Further rollout; showcasing the advanced in vehicle technology and interconnectivity of their vehicle fleet. 40 interactives deployed and network integrated. Truly unique event in an amazing setting. Undertaken for Imagination Ltd. April 2019








Permanent Install



Video Conference Room Install


Screen, Cabling, Troubleshooting & Install


Another freelance project for a UK agency looking after conference room troubleshooting, site surveys and install work. Projects in Maidstone, Canterbury, Ashford, Margate and South East London throughout Feb and March 2019





Classic Sound of Ibiza



Classic Sound of Ibiza




Dry Hire, Setup & Stage Management


THE highlight of 2019 being brought on board for Classic Sound of Ibiza's debut event at Margate Winter Gardens 15th Feb 2019. DJ equipment, Funktion One monitors, amplification & bass provided & an evening of stage managing a fab event with some heavyweights. Integrating the F1 with the in house system & stage fills was a great challenge. The right frequency & delay settings made for an amazing sound from a 3x way hybrid system. Next instalment coming in July 2019 - can't wait! Feb 2019
(All credit to Artistic License Media for the amazing image used)

Thanet Contracts Jan 2019



FAKE PLUG

PAT Testing


First annual visit to a new local client. 25% of the fuses found in the device power cords were of the wrong rating. A few rewires and a couple of new plugs and this business were good to go. This was the fourth fake BS plug I had come across in as many months. They seem to be readily available in bundled purchases online. Illegal, unsafe, do not use any plug which has no means to access the fuse! Jan 2019








GO Faster 2018, Barcelona



Ford GO Faster 2018 Barcelona


Camera, Interactive & Guest Experience


Another freelance project for Imagination; this was the fifth installment of the GO Faster program by Ford. Just weeks later it went on to win 2x prestigious event awards. Guests got to take part in their very own movie making experience and get to take on the legendary Ford Mustang and perform some breath taking stunts all the while being filmed from multiple angles and at the end presented with their very own personal video trailer. Gig of the year for me. Barcelona October 2018

Hannover CV Show 2018



Hannover CV, 2018



Interactive, Network & Office Support


It was an absolute pleasure being back in Germany, my first time in Hannover too. A lot of interactives to program and everyday brought new content or amendments to better the message delivery. Small network setup and monitoring and basic office support for Ford of Europe and Germany. A fabulous Imagination & Ford team as per usual and everyone involved had the right attitude. September 2018




Chengdu IAA Show 2018



Chengdu 2018, IAA

Interactive & Network


First time to China saw me land in Chengdu working with both Imagination's London and Shanghai offices to help deliver a number of interactives, network infrastructure and monitoring for Jaguar Land Rover. Very different place than anywhere I had ever been. The country have successfully deployed 5G for government and security communication and facial recognition is literally everywhere. Eye opener of 2018. September 2018





Lazy Sunday Festival 2018



Lazy Sunday 2018

System Setup & Technical Stage Management


A fabulous old skool reunion in Bedfordshire - brought in power to thousands of guests by Funktion One & FFA. I was providing freelance support to FFA Amplifiers for this gig - looking forward to next year. August 2018

Groundswell 2018, Weston, Herts





Groundswell Conference 2018




Sound, Light & Stage build


Freelancing for Vortex Events at this educational annual conference. The battle between till versus no till farming & the science and methodology behind it. Setting up rear projection, drape, speakers & delay stacks, LED uplighters, good old analogue stage lighting & truss. 2x days of operator duties too. June 2018

Ford Focus European Mini Tour 2018



FORD FOCUS 2018


Facebook Streaming, IP Camera Setup, Network


A Mini European tour from Ford of Europe - creating greater brand awareness of the Ford's ethos of 'focussing' on what their customers want and value, not only from their vehicle, but more importantly, their free time. Freelance support to Imagination on this gig. Impressive use of AI technology, video & asset capture for digital souvenirs & impressive interactivity with a 6m x 22m LED wall in some priceless locations. Berlin's Potzdamer Platz, London's Tower Bridge, Malaga's Puerto Banus & the truly beautiful Milan. May - July 2018

Alfresco Festival 2018, Kent



Alfresco Load In 2018

Load In & Build


A boutique festival celebrating all things house in middle Kent. Freelance support for Energy Productions & Zion Audio on this gig. 7x guys + 7x stages + British Weather = lots of fun. Was a great weekend; look forward to next years instalment. May 2018

Alfresco Festival 2018, Kent



Alfresco Dry Hire 2018

Dry Hire


FFA / XTA dry hire to Energy Productions

Alfresco Festival 2018, Kent



Alfresco Mr Scruff 2018

Stage Management


On site for the full 3 days of production - was given one stage to manage during daytime hours, switching to a second of the seven stages during the evening shift and assisting at the main stage in between - setting up here for Mr Scruff who followed on seemlessly from the legend that is Terry Farley. Was delighted to have had Derrick Carter play the slickest of house sets I have ever heard at the stage I was running; was a true pleasure.



Fordwerk Plant, Cologne, 50th Anniversary 2018



Forza

Family Day Fun


Ford's major EU plant in Cologne opened it's doors to all friends and family of the plant's staff for a huge one day of fun and entertainment. Freelancing for Imagination, I was sent out with bespoke Forza gaming units to setup and ensure all went to plan. Speaking German, it resulted in me being a host for 90% of my stay there. These interactives were a perfect addition to the offerings - in 8 hours just one seat was empty for all of 5 minutes. June 2018

Lighting Up Margate 2018



Margate Lighthouse

Outdoor PAR Illumination


A cheeky trip to the end of the harbour arm to run an evolving cycle of colour changing chases. It has never looked quite as good as it did for those couple of hours. June 2018

FESPA, Berlin 2018



Canon FESPA May 2018

Canon Stand - Interactives & Network Rollout


A freelance project undertook for Imagination, tasked with multiple screens, access points, CAT5 cable pull and termination. As always, an impressive stand from Canon who pulled out all the stops to recreate a factory print setup with robotic automation in their exhibit. May 2018






Commercial Vehicle Show 2018, NEC



Ford Commercial Vehicle NEC 2018

Interactive Display Programming


A freelance project I first undertook for Imagination in October 2017, these all in one rollout interactives housing touch screen displays, advanced network able media players, soundbars, network hubs, HDMI over ethernet & a remote control feature. Programming these was quite the challenge; ending up with over 240 pages of content & even a "Wheel of Fortune" feature I was able to devise to an ever evolving spec. Both bosses & clients were happy; these interactives are being adapted ever more to specifically suit each event they go to. This here was the Commercial Vehicle Show 2018 at the NEC arena, Birmingham. April 2018

Lighting Up Ramsgate 2017



Ramsgate Watertower

Outdoor PAR Illumination


This dominating building was the first of several guerilla lighting outings in and around Thanet. Ramsgate's watertower really was a perfect starting step in outdoor experimentation. Oct 2017

Secret Garden Party 2017



Labyrinth Stage, SGP, 2016

Festival Duties


2017 was the third and final year of working this amazing festival. All 3x years I was stationed at the Labyrinth stage whilst also helping out during build and de-rig days at the Collysillyum and Jack Daws/Toad Hall stages. Freelancing for Vortex events. Sad that after a successful decade of this festival they withdrew to redefine their production. July 2017