Grammy award-winning bluegrass singer Alison Krauss recently concluded a 21-city autumn tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. Lighting designer William Anglin held a singular focus in his design: make the artist shine. “Her talent and the talent of the band do not require a cue intensive show,” he said. “We treat her show in more of a theatrical style. It’s always such a pleasure to work with a performer of her level.”
Bandit Lites supplied Martin MAC Viper Profiles, GLP X4S and GLP X4 Bar 10 fixtures, Elation CuePix WW2 Blinders, Robe Robin 600 LED Washes, Coemar Halos along with two grandMA2 Lite consoles.
“Alison is not a fan of spotlights, so it is very important to light her with two nice warm tungsten key lights,” said Anglin of the design. “We were really surprised by the Coemar IWash halos. They are a bit older fixtures but did the job very well from a 28′ distance. I also have an upstage X4S on her and two ColorBlast Iwhites on the floor downstage of her.”
Anglin shared how Bandit’s support of the production was a testament to the great relationships Bandit has cultivated over the year. “Our production manager, Sean Murray, has a great relationship with Brent Barrett who always takes such good care of us,” he said. “We were also very happy to meet Gene Brian as our project manager. The two of them went above and beyond on this tour.”
“I am always excited for the opportunity to work with Sean and Will,” said Bandit’s business development officer Brent Barrett. “Both are true professionals and each very talented in his role. Having the opportunity of being one part of such a first-class production for an artist the stature of Alison Krauss was privilege for Bandit.”
Sean Murray referred to Bandit Lites as a “class act,” saying, “It is great to have a partner like Bandit, who is always going the extra mile.”