MX Sound and Lighting is proud to announce that we have moved from Brighton to bigger premises in Newhaven. As with so many companies in this industry, MX Sound and Lighting has been unable to work during the start of this pandemic, so we decided to use the downtime to make the move. We are still renovating the premises, but once the renovations are completed, we will be able to run the company in a much smoother operation. All the contact details, except for the premises address remain the same.
MX Sound and Lighting has been supplying sound and lighting for our new friends Ignite Theatre for their ambitious new project 'Gabriel' by Moria Buffini at Meeching Hall in our home town Newhaven The play, set in a farmhouse in occupied Guernsey during the Second World War, is a tense drama about a young man with no memory found unconscious and rescued by a local family. We supplied six speakers around the hall to create an immersive feel for all the sound effects that were mixed in our new studio and run through our new Mackie ProFX8 desk. Lighting wise, we supplied 4x Fresnels, 2x profiles and 7 LED par cans controlled by our Jester lighting desk. We also supplied another PA and CD player to play a selection of WWII recordings for the entrance hall and the Forties style cafe to further enhance the wartime experience.
MX Sound and Lighting has been supplying and running equipment for two productions for Swanwing Productions. 'Battle, a Modern Mystery Play' was the new production from Swanwing productions. It opened in Battle as part of the town's bi-annual medieval festival. We supplied LED lights for the lighting as well as technical support throughout the productions run.
We also were commissioned to run sound and lighting for Swanwing's London run of their previous work 'Love In The Time Of Lockdown' Both productions received positive feedback including a four star review for the London 'Lockdown' show.
MX Sound and Lighting teamed up with our sister company Sound On Q to supply Sound and Lighting for an ABBA tribute band at Piltdown Golf Club in Piltdown. The show was held outdoors with the stage being the golf drive range. We supplied our 3600w DAP Audio PA along with our Sennheiser radio mics and our W Audio monitors. We also supplied our QU24 sound desk for mixing. Lighting included our JesterML desk, 8x LED par cans, 6 LED moving heads and 4x uplighter. Most of the show was held in the daylight, so the much of the lighting wasn't seen to its full potential.
MX Sound and Lighting have been busy over the last few months. We have been working with Julian Lewry music, Simply Dan/Us and Them and other interesting events. We also have been spreading our wings a and traveled to Epsom, where we supplied extra lighting for a new arts centre called the Horton. We supplied extra Fresnels, LEDs and a technician for two productions.
Another venture we made was to the Alexandra Centre in Faversham, Kent to supply lighting for Seriously Collins, a Phil Collins tribute act. We supplied Fresnels, LED par cans and up-lighters.
We have finally finished building our mixing studio for our live recording service. We have an exciting few weeks ahead of us where we will be working on two plays from Swanwing Productions and the summer production from our new friends Ignite Theatre.
MX Sound and Lighting teamed up with Newhaven’s newest production company, Ignite Theatre, for their production of The Wind In The willows. It was held in Meeching Hall in Newhaven and ran for six days over two weekends. For this production, we supplied four LED uplighter bars, nine LED par cans along with four acclaim Fresnel’s and four Altman profiles. These were controlled by our Zero 88 Jester ML48. We also supplied a PA consisting of our RCF array system accompanied with two of our W Audio PSR8 for monitors. We positioned two Sennheiser shotguns at the stage to aid with the performers dialogue. We also used our AKG C214s to pick up the sound of the musician’s accordion and soundscape bowls. We used our Allen & Heath QU24 to mix. The show also used projections for scenery and a truss was provided by us to hang the projector and the LED pars. We also supplied lighting for the relaxion room next to the bar. The result was an enchanting retelling of this classic story. The show sold well despite the threat of Covid cancelling the event and it has been well received by all those who attended.
MX Sound and Lighting are proud to have provided lighting for a Pink Floyd tribute band Simply Us & Them. The sold out event was held at the Cavern Free house, Coombe Lane in London. As it was Floyd show, we used our ADJ mega pixel arch to create the iconic trademark circle. We also provided six moving heads, 2x T-bars of LED par cans and various lasers. The band are planning further shows in the coming weeks.
We are gradually getting back to some form of normality and we have been involved with some interesting events. We started September with a weekend with Bruce Juice, a band who are a tribute to Bruce Springsteen. This was a weekend dedicated to the Boss and his music. The event was held at the East Molesey Cricket Club near Hampton Court. The first evening was an end of season celebration solely for the cricket club where the band provided the entertainment by playing 2x hour long sets of the man’s music plus a few other classic songs in the style of Bruce. The second day was an all day festival dedicated to the man and his music, where the band, plus a duo of lads performed Springsteen’s music throughout the day with the band playing an impressive five hours in four sets. MX supplied the lighting consisting of moving heads, LED parcans, generic lighting, lasers and moving LED bars, which were controlled by our Jester ML48.
We have also been working with Julian Lewry Promotions again, where we have provided extra lighting and personnel for his shows at his events in Haselmere Hall in Haselmere. The acts Steve Harley, Nine Below Zero and Eddi Reader were all excellent and we are proud to be involved with their shows. We will be working with Julian for another show in November. This time it will be seventies rockers Focus.
MX Sound and Lighting collaborated with Swanwing productions, a new company from Brighton for a play in Seaford Little Theatre. The play "Love in the Time of Lockdown" was written and directed by Saskia Wesnigk-Wood is an eclectic look at how different lives have been affected during lockdown. The show sold out at the Edinburgh Festival and has received many positive reviews from the Seaford showings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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