Wednesday, December 19, 2007

THe War of the Worlds UK Tour - Sickness report

I don't think anyone has escaped the illness this time around. We've all been ill some of us still hav it but with only two more shows to go and no more overnights on our not very pleasant tour busses I think we have seen the back of it. Though it is some what dissapointing to hear that they are flooding the O2 in order to get the ice ready for the shows after Christmas. And there was me thinking that we'd done the last of the cold ice areans for this tour.

Hopefully I'll be up to full match fitness for tomorrow and I'll get some pics of the the set in good light.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of War of the Worlds - Manchester Evening News Arena




Here are some Pictures from Manchester Evening News Arena two days ago. The show that ended with the fighting machine listing in a some what not indented manor. The out out from Manchester wen really well. We were finding our Paul Mathiews trailer quite difficult to pack properly with out the use of load bars. Thankfully now we've got a proper rock and roll trailer and the process is much easier and takes half the time.

Right now you find me half way though Act 1 at Cardiff International Arena, after a nice restful day off we tipped the PA truck at 9am and the whole day has been much more pleasant because of it. Baring in mind we only tipped at 11 in Manchester and the whole day we we were right up against it. So today everything went really well. The show however has been another story, already we've had the bar beat counter stop on me, one of the backing keyboard tracks go one sided. Who says live entertainment isn't live or exciting?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of War of the Worlds - Glasgow SECC





Day three on the uk tour and we're half way through the Artillery Man, today has been our first back to back show, having left Aberdeen on the tour buss last night at something like 3am we the sound team we're up not long after 8 for breakfast. By 9 we were tipping the PA then Backline trucks. Although my responisbility is for keyboards and playback I help the dedicated sound team rig the PA as the set and LX boys are still busy on stage. Though I must have damaged my toe kicking a case into place last night as it has been hurting some what.

The Photo's I've got for you show Chris Marsh head of sound looking cool in Belfast, Belfast Odersy, the compact Aberdeen and Glasgow. I've get any of Ricnot managed to any of Richard and his new SD7 but the novelty is starting to ebb slightly.

I'm looking forward to our day off tomorrow in Birmingham I'm going to catch up with Fe, Hannah and my mum and dad.

Hopefully Alex and I can make a better job of packing the truck tonight as it was a bit of a squeeze towards the back.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Travel Day to Belfast





Last night we packed up and left production rehearsals in Bray, it seem to take longer than we would have liked but in actual fact it wasn't slow and one would hope we will improve as we do it a few more times. It did only take two hours for us to get all the Backline and sound kit on the truck with doors closed. These pictures are of Richard packing up the madi rack for his Digico 7SD. Don't worry the folk flight case is only to see us to Belfast there is a proper one waiting at the venue.

Then there is the post-war look of studio 1 after we had left it. Our ferry journey across and finally having a small beverage in the Christmas market out side the city hall.

Off to bed now as tomorrow is going to be a big day.