With the breath-taking eastern foot of Table Mountain as a backdrop, British indie rockers James performed at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. The full technical was supplied by Audio Engineering, who used their new MA dot2 to run the spectacular show.
“What an excellent production,” says Marcel Bezuidenhout, owner of Audio Engineering based in Cape Town. “James rocked it out at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts playing favourite hits like Lose Control, Sit Down and material from their 15th studio album, Living in Extraordinary Times.”
Associated with the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts for the past 20 years, Marcel has been pleased to watch the annual event take off as his company has steadily built up a retinue of professional gear, the latest being the investment of a MA Lighting dot2 console purchased from DWR Distribution. Bradley Bruchhausen James support when needed.
“We chose the dot2 to align ourselves with current industry trends in South Africa and more specifically Cape Town,” Marcel elaborated. “The size and capabilities of the console makes it very attractive for our small to medium events, however we made it work for James, an International show, pretty much straight out of the box, where it was used by lighting designer JP Willson.”
With an exceptionally busy season, the console’s first gig was for a film shoot, followed by the James concert, and was then used on 20 different shows during December.
“Marcel and his team at Audio Engineering are a passionate group of individuals, continually striving to fine-tune their craft,” says Robert Izzett of DWR. “They work hard, love what they do and are an inspiration to watch.”