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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Samsung today launched two new products, the Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the Olympic park in Barcelona. The event marks the start of the Mobile World Congress in the city and as such the media guests expect to be impressed. Jack Morton Worldwide certainly delivered on these expectations again. Following on from last year’s success with 360 degree ...

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Tonight was the 2010 Wella International Trend Vision Awards show at Halle Freyssinet, Paris which saw competitors and guests from all over the world show off and discuss the big new hairstyles and colours for the next 12 months. The event was produced by Jack Morton Worldwide who brought together a huge number of suppliers to create a very successful show. The event ...

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Today, James is in Hanover for CSP AV to rig and light an exhibition stand as part of the big commercial vehicle show at the Hanover Messe. Due to the limited availability of rigging points, truss bridles were used to get the grid as wide as possible over the stand area. Since the rig will be in place for ...

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It can be pretty hard work on tour sometimes. You can get shows that are a real push to get ready in time, with huge problems and lots of stress. Sometimes, however, you have shows that are just an absolute pleasure… With no more than 3 hours of sleep after Werchter, everyone was a little tired to ...

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It’s a privilege to be with a band who are playing main stage at each of the biggest festivals in Europe this summer. Glastonbury, Sziget and Rock Werchter. 80,000 people are expected this year each day, with 65,000 of those doing all three days. So it’s pretty big in numbers, but having a ...

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Big Glastonbury Show? Done. The crew often mark their tours by the ‘Big London Show’ (Brixton etc..) and Glastonbury, I guess really as a right of passage for the band. Faithless however are no strangers to the Pyramid Stage but I’m pretty sure this show was the best to date. For myself, ...

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A view from behind the screen… Today finds us in at the Hurricane festival in Germany after a day off in Hannover. The day started nice and dry but in true German style, torrential rain hit mid afternoon without any notice. The show went off without any problems although for the first time the ...

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The Swiss seem to have a knack for festival locations; Gurten Festival is on the top of a hill surrounded by the stunning, snow-capped Alps, and this weekend’s festival ‘Caribana’ is on the shores of Lake Geneva. The practicalities of these locations seem to be wholly immaterial, normally ...

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