Los Angeles, November 11, 2019 – As a long-time sponsor and an award-winning participant of the Parnelli Awards — the highest accolade professionals in the live events industry can receive — Solotech is proud to have received nominations in seven categories, making it the most nominated company of the 2020 Parnelli Awards. The 19th edition of the Parnelli Awards will be held on January 17, 2020 in Anaheim, California.
A global leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology, Solotech is nominated for Lighting Company of the Year (P!nk), Sound Company of the Year (Michael Bublé), Video Production Company of the Year (Hugh Jackman) and Rigging Company of the Year (Lady Gaga Residency). Additionally, three Solotech employees have been nominated for individual Parnelli Awards: Marc Depratto for Monitor Mixer of the Year and Jonathan Trudeau for Audio System Tech of the Year, both for their work on the An Evening with Michael Bublé Tour, as well as Paul Becher for Video Director of the Year for his role on Paul McCartney’s Freshen Up Tour.
Presented by PLSN and FOH magazines, the Parnelli Awards are hailed as the “Oscars of the Live Event Industry”. Each year, they honor industry pioneers, innovators and creative teams for designing and realizing exceptional tours, for forward-thinking technical achievements and for the remarkable work of production professionals.
“I could not be prouder of what we’ve accomplished this year! Not only is it the first time in the history of Solotech that we have been considered for so many Parnelli awards, but we are also the most nominated company of 2020,” states Mickey Curbishley, President, Live Productions Division, USA at Solotech. “It is particularly satisfying to see the expertise and talent of Solotech’s people being recognized; that in itself is already a win.”
Over the past years, several of the company’s industry colleagues have also been nominated for Parnelli Awards. This year is no exception, with Kevin Carswell being nominated for Video Director of the Year for his work, supported by Solotech, on the An Evening with Michael Bublé Tour.
Previously, Solotech has won the Parnelli Award for Video Production Company of the Year in 2019, and was nominated for Best Sound Company of the Year in 2017, having won that Parnelli Award in both 2011 and 2013.
Voting for the 2020 Parnelli Awards is now open to PLSN and FOH subscribers, continuing until December 6, 2019 at 12 pm PT (3pm ET). To vote, visit: https://parnelliawards.com/vote/
Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 12 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Solotech employs 1,200 professionals in its offices located in Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saguenay, Toronto, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Birmingham, London and Manchester. Find out more at www.solotech.com/
Manager, Corporate Communications