Basic Monkey are back with Seal to kick off his North American tour, covering dates across Canada and the US. This time round the moving LED panels will constructed from BasicTech’s 11mm product and moved using FTSI Navigator and drum winches as opposed to the Kinesys chain motors used Australia. This allows faster speeds and smoother motion. Navigator can send ...

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Basic Monkey is proud to be managing Seal’s video requirements for his tour of Australia this April. The tour will visit Melbourne (2 dates), Adelaide, Gold Coast and Sydney over two weeks. After a successful European tour in 2011, Theo Cox created a new visual and stage design for the show which includes 7x vertically moving LED ‘pods’ with a ...

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Tonight’s show was in the smart, new, purpose built theatre at Crokus City on the outskirts on Moscow. The traffic in Moscow is of epic proportions, with even the artist himself falling foul of the jams. With a full house of energetic fans, the show was one of the best yet. James ...

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Basic Monkey is back in St. Petersburg after a year of absence, this time indoors at the city’s arena with Seal. After a lively night in the hotel, serenaded by Markus, Ben and Holly from the band and a night of little sleep due to the 24 hour daylight, we loaded into the ice arena to interface with local suppliers. The show went smoothly as ever and a last ...

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After a few days down in Brussels, band and crew rolled into the Couleur Cafe festival, located right in the heart of Brussels city. The main stage took the form of a giant boom box with circular screens flanking the stage. No LED screen at the back of the stage for this show, content was cut with cameras to the side screens which was tough work considering the ...

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After a day off in Vilnius, Lithuania we had our second show of the tour at the city’s ice rink. The venue was the first opportunity lighting operator Theo Cox has had to program the show in complete darkness which was a welcome bonus. Seal went down a treat with the crowd who seemed to love the classics and welcome his more recent material. Next stop is ...

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Tonight was the first show of Seal’s Summer 2011 European tour in Parnu, Estonia. With a packed crowd under the late evening sun, his performance was full of energy and the band played with true finesse. Basic Monkey’s new touring Catalyst system integrated seamlessly with the LED screen provided by Eventech and was triggered by the lighting console, ...

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Straight off a plane and to the rehearsal studios to meet the team. First impressions of Estonia from the back of the minibus are far from expectations. Tallinn is a modern, fast developing and picturesque city. I was expecting to see stereotypical ex Eastern Bloc but instead was greeted by something very Scandinavian. Beautiful old buildings surrounded by new, smart ...

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Basic Monkey has been asked to supply our new dual touring Catalyst system for Seal’s Summer European tour starting tomorrow. James will be accompanying the tour, looking after the system and interfacing with locally provided LED screens and projectors. The tour starts in Estonia, working back across ...

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