Popular rock artists Neon Trees recently requested a dual front of house/monitor Allen & Heath iLive digital system for a recent performance at a private function in central London hosted by Universal Music. The show also featured a set by British performer Ellie Goulding.
Formerly a grand hotel, the venue, called 8 Northumberland Avenue, is now a conference and functions facility, with the actual performance held in the facility’s Billiard Room, and also featured a set by British performer Ellie Goulding.
PA company Sound Hire provided the system and support for the event, sub-hiring the iLive system from SRD Group. It was comprised two iLive-112 control surfaces with an iDR-32 and iDR-48 MixRacks.
“iLive was very straight forward to set up. I emailed the show files for SRD to pre-load, and the systems were sent straight to the venue,” states Colin Partridge of Sound Hire. “Neither my FOH nor monitor techs had used iLive before, so it was a relief to find it so easy to hook the systems up with just the one CAT5 cable between rack and surface. In fact, I had to call SRD to make sure that only the one cable was needed.
“The show went without a hitch and Neon Tree’s engineers were happy with the results. iLive’s small footprint is a major plus at these shows, where invariably I end up trying to find space for multiple FOH and monitor consoles.”
The band has UK concert dates scheduled in 2013, when they will also be using an iLive system.
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