December has been a very busy month for MX Sound and Lighting. At the start of the month, we provided sound and lighting for three drama schools in three different towns on the same day. Each of the school's productions varied very differently and required very different PA and a lighting systems, which we were able to provide easily. 

 

Our next venture was at the Old Courtroom for a performance of Dickens’s the Christmas Carol. This was unusual as it was performed as a one-man show by a great actor named John O’Connor and it was superb. We provided some Fresnels, profiles with a couple of LED uplighters, which were controlled by our 24-channel Jester. 

 

Then it was back to Farncombe for another of Julian Lewry’s superb events at St Johns Church. This time it was for a show called The Story Of Guitar Heroes. All four musicians produced great performances as they paid homage to many guitarists from several different eras and genres. They normally tour with a lot of their own lighting, so for this event, we were only asked to provide front of house lighting. We provided Two CCT Freedom 15-32 Zoom 600W profile spotlights, 2 Altman 3.5Q Ellipsoidal Profiles, and 2 QTX ZP18 18x8w RGBW zoom par cans. These were controlled by our 48-channel Jester.

 

We then provided a sound system for a Pantomime at Uckfield Civic Centre for a week on the 9th. This time it was for the Uckfield Theatre Guild and their production of Dick Whittington at the town’s Civic Centre. All the cast and crew, which included the Mayor of Uckfield as the Dame, had worked very hard to produce a really entertaining show. We used our DAP Audio PA with a combination of Sennheiser and AKG radio and our Rode and Beyerdynamic shotgun microphones for the performers. We also provided a few of our smaller speakers for a relay system backstage.


To conclude, MX Sound and Lighting had the pleasure of lighting up the band Simply Dan for a corporate function in the NED Hotel in London on Thursday. We supplied our new 200w LED Par cans and our uplighters for the backdrop controlled by our Jester ML desk. 

 

We also returned to St Johns Church in Farncombe for the Godalming Community Gospel Choir for the annual showcase concert. Again we used the LED Pars along with the LED cob lights for the back and 2 QTX ZP18 18x8w RGBW zoom par cans for the front.

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We have recently invested in some new equipment. We now have eight 200w LED Parcans, four new moving heads, more Radial DI boxes as well as Rode and Audix microphones. This investment offers a much larger choice for our clients. For further information, then please contact us.

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MX  Sound and Lighting has been  busy recently as we have supplied sound and lighting for several events over the last month. We supplied an EVOX PA system, Mackie Wi-Fi mixer and some LED pars for another charity evening at the Marwoods Bar and Coffeehouse. We have also supplied psychedelic lighting for our old friends at the Real Music Club. 

then on 15th and 16th November, MX Sound and Lighting supplied and ran lighting for two more great Julian Lewry Music events. The first event was on Friday where we supplied uplighters and LED Parcans for the Eighties band China Crisis. This was at St Johns Church in Farncombe. The sold out show was a mellow affair, so no moving heads or haze were required. This is always a great venue to light up, as the internal architecture always lights up really beautifully. 

On Saturday, we were in Haslemere Hall where we supplied moving heads and our new 200w LED PAR cans for DS-UK, a Dire Straits tribute band. They played many of the classic songs as well as some of the lesser-known album tracks. This was a new venue for us and it is a really nice intimate setting for events like this. 

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On 5th October MX Sound and Lighting supplied lighting for another Julian Lewry event at St Johns Church in Farncombe. This time it was for Eighties alternative rock band The Icicle Works. We supplied uplighters, moving heads and LED parcans that created a varied mixture of colours to such a lovely building. 

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On 8thSeptember, MX Sound and Lighting were one of the proud sponsors for a charity event for the national Guide Dogs for the blind charity. Our contribution was to supply sound and lighting equipment for the show. The event was held at the Round Georges Pub in Sutherland Road and consisted of an evening of folk and poetry organised by the RG’s resident folk club. The event raised a grand total of £255.89 for the charity.

 

This event was our first sponsorship and we suppled our RCF Evox array system with our Mackie Wi Fi controlled desk. We also supplied a pair of LED Par cans and small lighting controller. 

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On 7thSeptember MX Sound and Lighting supplied a sound system for Hollingbury Park Avenue’s annual street party. This event has been held in the street for many years and despite losing its council grant and many of it’s regular performers, still continues to find ways to keep the party going. We supplied the W Audio 2.1k for front of house with the Mackie DL32R Wi-Fi digital desk. This is the sort of event that MX Sound and Lighting was created for, so if you are planning to run a community event, then please contact us for a quote. 

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MX Sound and Lighting was involved with the annual Blackboys Inn Beer Festival, which was held between 30th August to 1st September. We collaborated with their regular sound provider, Dave Backley and added our QU24 sound desk and microphones to his HK rig. We also provided the LED lighting and a 24-channel Zero 88 Jester desk to control it. The event was hailed a great success and hosted many covers bands along with solo and duo performances. There were a few hectic moments, especially during the changovers as there were no backline shares, but we did manage to keep everything to schedule. 

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On 16th and 17th August, MX Sound and Lighting provided sound and lighting for the National Harmonica League’s Festival at Hartpury College in Gloucester. The event bought many players and enthusiasts from all over the world and the main concert featured performers from Poland, Italy, USA, Japan and the UK. The NHL is the UK’s only national harmonica association and is a registered charity. It supports, helps and encourages all types of music to be played on the wide range of harmonicas that are available. It also has members from all over the world. 

MX provided a 2.8k PA with digital desk along with generic and LED lighting. The event was a great success and MX has received a lot of positive feedback from NHL committee members, performers and the audience. 

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On 6th July, MX Sound and Lighting supplied a PA system for the Rocking Rockcliffe event at Rockcliffe Gardens in London.The event showed off some great talent. There were three young talented singers who all had amazing voices, plus two very entertaining bands who displayed very different genres of music. We used the mid sized (2.1k) rig and our Mackie DL Wi Fi desk.

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MX Sound and Lighting has been involved with a TV project. We were approached by director Jack Marsden to provide and run some sound and lighting equipment for his TV programme "Late Lounge". The show features the Sumerian Kyngs, plus singer Holly Bridge and the Hastingers. We provided a selection of moving heads, LEDs, lasers and microphones for the project.

If you wish to see the the result, here is the link.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPPQawBfdFI&t=71s&fbclid=IwAR0LGVMjXbBIawlbXwpmjaQAsSH0dOQkwH7pfuL4Vr94xv3cqzRzFLgh0cE

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MX Sound and and Lighting has invested in some new equipment. This means that we are able to offer a wider variety of choice for our customers. We now have 4 Sennheiser EW100 radio microphone systems with hand held E845 capsules. Plus we have 4 EW100 belt packs for stage work. We also have obtained an Allen and Heath GLD AR2412 digital snake to make our QU24 desk fully digital.  

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On 20th June, MX Sound and and Lighting has had the pleasure to be involved with another Simply Dan event. This time, it was at the St Mary Magdalene church in the really nice village of Cobham. We used a similar set up as the Godalming shows, which lit up the small space very effectively.

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MX Sound and and Lighting has had the pleasure of being involved with another Julian Lewry event at St John's church in Farncombe near Godalming on 17th May. We supplied LEDs, moving heads and other various lighting effects for Bowiesque, a David Bowie tribute band. 

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MX Sound and and Lighting has installed lighting and sound equipment for the Old Courtroom Productions Fringe events 2019. Over the month, the Old Courtroom will have LED and generic lighting to enhance the many shows that the OCR is hosting. 

For all shows and events they are holding, then go to their website on 

http://www.oldcourtroomproductions.com

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MX Sound and and Lighting is proud to have been involved with the charity Gladrags with their fundraising Fast Forward Flashback event on 4th May 2019. We supplied an RCF PA system and as it was a 60s themed evening, some psychedelic oil lighting for the live band and the DJ.

 

The charity managed to raise over £5000 with their 60s themed event. For more information about this amazing organisation, check out  https://www.gladragscostumes.org.uk

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