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Solotech was proud to deliver a comprehensive audio and lighting package for Canadian singer-songwriter Feist during her recent UK and EU tour dates.
Her performance at the Roundhouse in London was described by The Guardian as ‘one of the best live shows of the year,’ showcased Feist’s outstanding musical talents. ‘I’ve never seen a show like it,’ wrote the journalist Shaad D’Souza, ‘[It was] one of the most masterly rock shows I’ve seen in a long time.’
Feist is clearly a charismatic tour-de-force, her performance was supplemented with top-tier audio and lighting solutions to create a memorable show. The team at Solotech, with their extensive expertise in audio, video, and lighting – honed over many years – certainly rose to the occasion, providing a cutting-edge package, tailored specifically to deliver Feist’s amazing vision.
Technically, the audio package included; Allen and Heath Dlive S5000 at FOH, with a complement of outboard including Manley Vox Box, Neve 5045, Bricasti M7s, BSS DPR901s, Summit DCL200, and a Rupert Neve 5059 Summing Mixer. Onstage the control package included a Digico SD9 for monitors, as well as Shure PSM1000 IEMs and Shure Axient Radio Mics. System Processing was all done via 6 x Lake LM44s and 2 x d&b audiotechnik DS10s.
Although the tour used venue’s house L/R PA systems, they toured their own B Stage PA System, flown on truss in centre of room, and a surround system which used 12 speakers around the out-sides of Left, Right and Rear of the room.
Touring PA B-STAGE included, 8 x D&B Y10p, 4 x E12s. B Stage, Front Fills utilised 6 x E8sTwelve D&B Y10p were used for the Surround PA. Two of the rear surround racks placed at back of venues, were fed audio signal via RF using Sennheiser Dual 2050 Transmitters to Sennheiser EM3732-II Dual receivers.
“We were thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Feist on this worldwide tour” said Ben Malone, Solotech’s System Engineer. “Our team in the UK, headed up by David Preston, and with tech prep carried out by Phil Collins, was dedicated to ensuring that every sound and lighting element exceeded expectations, enhancing the overall experience for both the performers and the audience. It’s clear from the independent reviews that this really was a remarkable event.”
“We had an exceptional client team to work with,’ said Robert Kennedy, Account Manager for Feist. “Jeremy (Knowles – Tour Manager/Producer), Louise (Simpson – Lighting Designer/Director), Greg (Evans – Production Assistant/Crew Chief, Colby (Richardson – Video Designer/Director), Mark (Vreeken – Sound Designer and FOH Engineer), Ed (McGlogan – Monitor Engineer), Mary (Hickson – Creative Producer), and of course, Rob (Sinclair – Production Design). A very strong creative team collaborating to help realize Leslie’s vision for her performance.”