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Volvo Gill Optimist British National & Open Championships

WPNSA - Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy

 

Walker Sound was pleased to be a platinum sponsor of this event by way of providing race event sound, staging and lighting.

The opening ceremony, daily prize giveaways, champions racing, prize giving and closing ceremony were covered by Meyer Sound UPA-1C's and USW-1P Sub Speakers across the huge launching apron area and vast crowds. Music was also supplied during rigging / launch and return / de-rig each day throughout the event. During mid week high winds and rain ( when racing was cancelled ) we supplied a 12ft by 9ft screen and projector in the event hall hanger for a movie afternoon.

There were 383 sailors representing 16 nations, with 91 sailors from abroad. A special thanks to the parent volunteers who assisted with setting up, de-rigging and loading out.

http://www.optimist.org.uk/

http://www.wpnsa.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Portsmouth - Graduate Show 2017

Walker Sound again provided sound and lighting for this years Portsmouth University Graduate Show.

This was our forth consecutive year at this event, proving again that clients come back year after year.

Front of house PA - Meyer Sound 650-R2 subs and UPA-1C's tops for the Main Stage, LD Systems LDEB 152A for the 2nd Stage.

Bands featured Becky Jerams and Sombulance. Drama and Cabaret by the Musical Theatre, drama and performance students.

 

http://degreeshows.cci.port.ac.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land Rover - Ben Ainslie Racing - June 2015

 

Ben Ainslie Racing's first presentation at their new headquarters in Old Portsmouth for the announcement of the major new sponsorship deal with Land Rover. BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey interviewed Sir Keith Mills, Sir Ben Ainslie, Mark Cameron and Martin Whitmarsh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private 40th Birthday Party - Oct 2012

Anna Greenwood DJ, Singer, Performer and Full Time Show Off, in full swing with :-

Meyer Sound UPA-1C, MSW-2 Subs, Crest Amps, Pioneer CDJ1000 MkII, DJM600, 6 x Par 56, Zero 88 Dimmer and Control,

Manfrotto Stands with Opti Trilite 200 Truss, 6 x Chauvet Scanners, Kam 3D Cluster Laser, QTX HZ-2 600w DMX Haze,

Litedeck Stage with Custom Surround.

http://www.annagreenwood.co.uk/

 

 

DPA HIRE NEWS

 

Walker Sound was pleased to hire 20 x DPA 4066 head worn microphones to the Wellington College in Berkshire for their performance of

Jesus Christ Superstar in March. The show was sold out for the whole of its run from Tuesday through to Friday.

 

The Rough Magic Theater Company in Dublin hired DPA 4061's for 4 weeks for their production of Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer performing at the Project Arts Centre until the 28th March.

 

Wellington College

Rough Magic Theater Company

Project Arts Centre

http://www.wellingtoncollege.org.uk/

http://www.rough-magic.com/

http://www.projectartscentre.ie/

 

 

2009 - LITTLE JOHNNY RUSSELL - Installation

 

  

FLYING  -  LD SYSTEMS LDE152

 

 

3 Years ago Walker Sound fitted out this popular pub with sound and lighting for their acoustic evenings and DJ nights. Not being the largest of venues that we have had to fill with sound, it was quite straight forward, a Soundcraft desk, and a pair of Peavey 15" speakers on stands. A multicore was also run from the stage area to behind the bar for ease of control. Also installed were 6 Par 56's with controller and dimmer pack.

The general background music system was upgraded with Tannoy V8 and Tannoy VS 15 BP Sub speakers.

 

All went well until the 2 Pioneer CDJ 1000 Mk3's were delivered and the acoustic evenings turned into full blown live band and DJ nights. For the special nights  Walker Sound provided hire of 4 Meyer UPA-1C and 2 Meyer 650-R2 subs which were rather an overkill but sounded great.

 

For the longer term however the system needed upgrading, so after selling a few more beers I was given a budget for a more powerful system.

After much deliberation to see what was hot and what was not, and to get plenty of bang for the buck I opted for the new LD Systems LDE152.

These cabinets have the new Eminence 15" Neodymium Kappalite 3015 15", and PSD2002 HF drivers which produce 130 dB Max SPL.

The cabinets are constructed of 18 mm multiplex ply and are also braced internally for flyware rigging track. The other features are the stand internal adjustable mounting SM707 receptacles with a variable vertical angle that adjusts in 4° increments to +/-18°, and a frequency response of 45 Hz to 18 KHz. The LD PA1600-X amplifier complemented the 4 x LDE152's with 2 × 1100 W in 4 Ω.

 

The next challenge was how to fly the 4 LDE152's so that they could be swiveled in pairs from quite a low ceiling. The weight of each pair

including the 3" x 1.1/2" steel box section flying bar was about 50 kg , thank goodness for the light neodymium drivers. By spanning across the ceiling joists to spread the load with 6" x 3"  timber and  24 mm threaded bar the desired fixing was achieved.

 

The installation also included a lighting bar to the rear of the stage area, which was fitted with 2 x Chauvet Intimidator 2.0 DMX Scanners

and 2 x Chauvet Insignia 2.0 DMX Scanner Barrel fixtures. 

 

The plan was to also install a pair of the LD Systems LDE SUB18 speakers, but they were not yet available in the UK, even the price had not been announced. However on the imminent Feb 14th Valentines night when the LDE152's were first put to the test, the clients cancelled the subs because they were so impressed with the sound of the LDE152's, the subs were not needed.  Job Done. 

 

Little Johnny Russell

LD Systems

Chauvet

http://www.littlejohnnyrussells.com/

http://www.ld-systems.com/

http://www.chauvetlighting.com/

 

 

 

2008/9 - KINGS THEATRE - PANTOMIME

 

For the 5th year Walker Sound provided the sound equipment for New Pantomime Productions at The Kings Theatre in Southsea for their presentation of Cinderella. The show ran from December 10th until January 4th, and starred Charlene Tilton, Lucy Ewing from Dallas, Syd Little, Simon Grant, and James Crossley.

 

The system comprised of 6 Meyer UPA-1C and Bose 502A Panaray speakers for the rear stalls fill, 14 Sennheiser G2 wireless packs with DPA 4066-F head worn sets, Midas Siena 400 series desk, BSS EQ & Delay, plus mics and wedge monitors for the orchestra.

 

The show was operated by our preferred operator Tim Daniels -

Oh yes it was !

 

 

Prior to the pantomime Portsmouth Grammar School's  production of West Side Story ran from 27th - 29th November. 

The show required 19 Sennheiser wireless systems all with DPA 4066's, plus microphones and monitoring for a full orchestra.

In between these two shows, an evening of Christmas Carols from the Salvation Army.

 

A further 10 Sennheiser G2 wireless packs with DPA 4066-F head worn sets were also hired to New Pantomime Productions for the Torquay production of Snow White and the seven dwarfs.

 

Kings Theatre - Southsea

Portsmouth Grammar School

http://www.kings-southsea.com/

http://www.pgs.org.uk/

 

 

2008 - BT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - 

BARBICAN CENTER

 

CENTRICA EGM  - EXCEL - DOCKLANDS

   

Walker Sound was pleased to supply the Induction Loop System at the 2008 BT AGM and the Centrica EGM for Pump House Productions.

Walker Sound has supplied the Induction Loop System at BT's AGM's since 1985.

 

 

2007 - ASIAN LIFESTYLE SHOW - NEC

 

 

 

  Fashion stage.

 

  See gallery for more pictures

 

Walker Sound was pleased to supply all the sound for the Main Fashion Stage for Derek Halliday Productions.

We also supplied sound for the The Entertainment Stage, and the Indian Idol Feature Stage for Opex / IMN.

 

 

EXCESS BAGGAGE THE MUSICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walker Sound supplied additional sound equipment including DPA 4066 headworn mics to the Greenwood Theatre for this production.

 

The Musical will be staged on the 18th and 19th of January 2007 at Greenwood Theatre, King's College, Guy's Campus at London Bridge. Boasting a 100% original script, lyrics and musical scores, with more than 24 different songs performed live by a 12-piece band and 14 talented vocalists, Excess Baggage the Musical promises to be a fascinating and captivating visual and aural spectacle. The production team aims to host an audience of 400 for each show night and the Musical is set to be one of the largest and most ambitious stage performances ever achieved in London by a combined university student community.

 

 

2006 - TIDWORTH - KINGS THEATRE - GOOD FOOD SHOW - EROTICA - W H SMITH - PGS

 

2006 was certainly a busy year.

 

The July Tidworth Area Festival was bigger and better this year . Walker Sound was pleased to supply the system for the main stage for

Elite Promotions and Events for the first time. The weather was glorious, and the tent for our Front of House was redundant.

Top of the bill was Chico, who was still signing autographs after we had loaded the truck two hours later !!

Other artists performing were Dream Capture, Ellie Myles, Fallen Angelz, 4th BA5E and Anika Yvonne-Paul.

 

 

 

  

 

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Walker Sound became the preferred supplier to the Kings Theatre Southsea. We handled all shows which did not tour with their own sound kit.

We were very pleased to supply systems for The Groundlings Theatre Company, Portsmouth Grammar School and The New Pantomime Company.

 

After a year break in 2005, we again provided sound for the Center Stage feature at Erotica 2006 - Olympia.  Sorry no pictures for this one

Performing were Dita Von Teese, Tiffany's Show and Adora.

 

Further investment in equipment enabled Walker Sound to provide sound services to more clients with fast turnaround times.

When the central feature stage at Olympia's Erotica 2006 was in full show mode, we were pre rigging the speakers on the trussing at the NEC for the BBC's Good Food Show main theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   Sound, Lighting and Vision Crew with

   Gordon Ramsey at the end of show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again at the close of the Good Food Show on Sunday night, we had already rigged The Kings Theatre for Portsmouth Grammar School's production of Guy's and Dolls, ready for the following Monday morning. The same Monday we were rigging a system for the W H Smith annual conference, Awards Ceremony and Gala night at Uffingham Park near Gatwick.

 

Three weeks of back to back shows with overnight trucking and equipment prepping, but it didn't stop there. 

At the Kings Theatre following Guy's and Dolls the system was used the next day for the Salvation Army Christmas Carol Concert.

A quick reset and we were into 4 weeks of Pantomime - Oh yes we were ! .......

 

 

 

2005

 

ClassicAlive, a new exhibition held at Olympia in March 2005 was a challenge to run sound in two main theatres, a seminar room and a 5.1 surround system room. The winning combination of Meyer, Midas, Schoeps and DPA for the theatre's sound helped to succeed in a difficult environment. Amongst the performers were Julian Lloyd Webber, Derek Han, GeNIA,  London Schubert Players Chamber Orchestra and Hayley Westenra.

 

Thanks to my engineers Jerry Eade, Tim Daniels and Giacomo Fazio for making this project such a success.

 

Summer June and July 2005, was a busy time for many sound hire companies. Portsmouth alone hosted the Fleet Review and Festival of the Sea. Some London based companies had used all of their resources on large scale events.

 

Walker Sound provided engineering services for Summer XS at the Milton Keynes Bowl for artists including McFly, Daniel Bedingfield, Rooster, Jem, Charlotte Church and Texas.

 

The Live 8 concert in Hyde Park also stretched resources. Walker Sound again engineered for Sound Hire who were providing equipment for Delta Sound for two large relay screens at the southern end of Hyde Park and one in Regents Park. 

 

July 2005 also kept us busy in the main fashion stage at the Asian Lifestyle Show at Olympia, and induction loop systems for the BT AGM in Harrogate and O2 AGM in Reading.

 

 

2004

 

November 2004 once again saw us dashing from one end of the country to the other with some annual shows, and a few more.

 

Longleat was the host for 2004's Autumn conference for W H Smith for MEI Digital Ltd, at Longleat's Center Parks.

 

Walker Sound again supplied sound for the main stage at Erotica 2004 at the Grand Hall - Olympia. The main stage show has been produced by Derek Halliday Productions on behalf of the organizers. The show will also be at G-MEX Manchester in 2005.

 

The BBC's Good Food Show at the NEC saw us in the Super Theatre. This was Walker Sound's fifth year at the show for White Rabbit Enterprises Ltd.  The country’s biggest food extravaganza reads like a Who’s Who, with demonstrations and appearances by all the favorite chefs including Jamie Oliver, Antony Worrall Thompson, Gordon Ramsay, Ainsley Harriott, Brian Turner, Ken Hom, Rick Stein, Phil Vickery, Gary Rhodes and more!

 

 

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