Slightly Stoopid may have two decades of touring under their belts, but the genre-busting band still keeps shows fresh and energetic for audiences around the country, pulling from their 12 albums including their recent release Meanwhile… Back at the Lab.
Bandit Lites is providing a lighting package for their current tour. Lighting designer Scott O’Connor created a stellar design for the funk, reggae and punk rock band by capitalizing on equipment that would fill the stage with dynamic, audacious looks, while still allowing for versatility across the various venues and emphasizing a ‘less is more’ mindset.
“Bold, solid and minimalistic looks are what the band is looking for this summer,” O’Connor said. “More textures and shapes using angles and colour have been the ultimate goal for this project. I’ve been having a lot fun fulfilling that and creating beauty out of simplicity; a lot of fun!”
Bandit Lites supplied the tour with a package that includes Martin MAC Viper Profiles, MAC Auras, GLP X4S, Solaris Flares and a grandMA 2 lite console for control, while Bandit crew member Jimmy Murray delivers quality support on the road.
“Bandit Lites has been a model of professionalism and efficiency,” said tour manager and production manager Brian Lyons. “It has been a pleasure working with (Bandit vice president) Michael Golden and Jimmy Murray, specifically. Mike Golden took a chance with us. It was a challenge to provide the design that Scott O’Connor submitted and stay within the budget we had to work with. I couldn’t be happier with the efforts of the Bandit team to get the gear together at budget, and their willingness to do the diligence needed to get us there.”